Crowbar announce album details and UK headlining tour

Legendary metal-sludge giants Crowbar will release their crushing, long-awaited new studio album, “Sever The Wicked Hand” on Monday, February 14th, 2011 via Century Media Records in Europe as exclusive license from E1 Music who will handle the US release.

The new album, produced by Kirk Windstein and mixed by Zeuss, is the band’s first new album of all new original studio material since 2005’s “Lifesblood for the Downtrodden.” Front man and founder Kirk Windstein recently told Decibel Magazine (US), “This is probably the most important record of Crowbar’s career.”

A full track listing is available here below.

01. Isolation (Desperation)
02. Sever The Wicked Hand
03. Liquid Sky And Cold Black Earth
04. Let Me Mourn
05. The Cemetery Angels
06. As I Become One
07. A Farewell To Misery
08. Protectors Of The Shrine
09. I Only Deal In Truth
10. Echo An Eternity
11. Cleanse Me, Heal Me
12. Symbiosis has just debuted a brand new track called “The Cemetery Angels” which can be heard here:

Kirk Windstein comments the tracks as follows:

“The song has all the elements that CROWBAR are about: speed, then a killer, hooky pre-chorus, a hooky chorus and then a stupidly heavy and sludgy slow ending.

It’s personal to me, because in New Orleans, the area is known for architecture in the cemeteries. Since the city is below sea level, the tombs are above ground and elaborate, and they say that cemetery angels watch over the tombs. I feel like angels are watching me as far as everything I’ve done. I’m not dead yet and have been sober for four months, and I have this whole new outlook on life and a brand new spin on everything. . . The opening line is ‘You gave me wings and took the sky away,’ which is a line from an [Alcoholics Anonymous] book. I am not a ‘program person,’ but that is precisely what alcohol did for me. It gave me wings and then took the sky away. Alcohol can make you feel good, but you are lost. So the lyrics are a spin on that.”

Recent sobriety has Windstein on his feet and ready to go. European fans of the band will be excited to hear that the band has also confirmed a UK headlining run in January 2011, see below for the exact dates and visit for constant updates regarding CROWBAR!

Crowbar live:

Jan. 13 – Colchester, UK – Colchester Arts Centre
Jan. 14 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
Jan. 15 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 2
Jan. 16 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit
Jan. 17 – Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 2
Jan. 18 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
Jan. 19 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
Jan. 20 – London, UK – Underworld
Jan. 21 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2

Crowbar online:


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