In the year of our lord 2022, and over 30 years into their career as Sludge Metal GODS, there’s absolutely no denying what a new Crowbar record is going to sound like. It’s that same kind of comfort fans get when they press “Play” on any AC/DC masterpiece and with their latest, Zero And Below, the New Orleans outfit have managed to craft a quintessential Crowbar record that stays true to their roots while adding a slew of vibrantly vicious new sonic cuts to their already impressive arsenal of legendary tracks.[Read more…]
It’s an understatement that 2020 was a pretty fucked up year, right? Machine Head was the last live band I saw back in February and a few days after that I found myself in an emergency room with some unexpected surgery to be had (Don’t worry, I’m fine now!) followed by the shutdown across the country. There’ve been ups, downs, and everything in between in 2020 but one constant has been the music. Artists have adapted with some keeping those schedules and releasing new albums despite not being able to tour behind them while others are holding off altogether. Some have done well with the new norm of livestreamed concerts and while I’ve checked out a few, personally they’re just not my cuppa.[Read more…]
Crowbar has a new album coming out this year! Down will be celebrating 25 years since their seminal debut was released! AND we get Kirk Windstein’s first ever solo outing to boot? How are we all so lucky? And most importantly, how is Kirk Windstein so goddamn amazing to bestow this much Sludge awesomeness upon us in 2020? Those questions and more will (most likely) be answered if you read on…or, at the very least, you’ll get a pretty decent review of Dream In Motion which is out on January 24th.[Read more…]
2020 has a lot going for it already with a slew of stellar albums dropping right at the start AND a year where Ozzy will release new material is a feat in itself. Also on the horizon beyond what we’ve listed below is a new beast from Rawk Gods Aeges (Review coming soon), more maniacal mayhem from Dog Fashion Disco, Megadeth’s triumphant return, and the original members of Static X reuniting to bring the late Wayne Static’s final recordings to light as a whole new full-length due this May. Hell, even Duran Duran will supposedly be back this spring with the follow up to 2015’s Paper Gods!
But I digress.[Read more…]
Crowbar will always hold a special place in my heart. While Pantera is technically the first live “show” I ever attended it was Crowbar, who opened, who will always be the first band I ever saw live. [Read more…]