Crowbar debut “Falling While Rising” Music Video



Crowbar - Falling While Rising
Crowbar “Falling While Rising” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO – CLICK HERE
October 31, 2016 – NOLA legends CROWBAR have debuted their music video for “Falling While Rising” today. Directed by Justin Reich (ACE FREHLEY, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), this is the first video installment from the band off their new LP. 

Crowbar released The Serpent Only Lies, on October 28, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and via SPV overseas. “We are so excited about our 11th studio record! The Serpent Only Lies is a powerful follow up,” says frontman and guitarist Kirk Windstein. “Eliran Kantor did a brilliant job with the artwork!”

The band announced co-headlining tour dates with NOLA neighbors GOATWHORE, capping off the calendar year with style. “This upcoming tour is one that we’re all looking forward to!,” says Kirk Windstein. “These are our Brothers. Hell, Sammy Duet was in Crowbar for a few of our best records! To the fans of both bands, here’s your early Christmas present! and we are super stoked to have Lillake on this tour with us!” 

12.02.16  Little Rock, AR – Rev Room
12.03.16 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
12.04.16 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
12.05.16 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter
12.06.16 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Hub
12.07.16 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
12.08.16 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony
12.09.16 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
12.10.16 Durham, NC – Motorco
12.11.16 Johnson City, TN – Capones
12.12.16 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12.13.16 Savannah, GA – Jinx
12.14.16 Macon, GA – Macon Venue Project 
The Serpent Only Lies is the follow up to the highly buzzed about Symmetry in Black. That album sold over 4,000 copies in its first week of release in 2014, the highest of any LPs in the band’s 27 year career, beating out its predecessor, 2011’s Sever the Wicked Hand.
1. Falling While Rising
2. Plasmic And Pure
3. I Am The Storm
4. Surviving The Abyss
5. The Serpent Only Lies
6. The Enemy Beside You
7. Embrace The Light
8. On Holy Ground
9. Song Of The Dunes
10. As I Heal
“One of the 25 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2016” – ROLLING STONE

“The Serpent Only Lies reminds you how strong Crowbar’s influence is today.” BK VEGAN

“‘The Serpent Only Lies’ is one hell of a listen, it only serves as a reminder of what a truly great band Crowbar are, as if you needed one.” PUREGRAINAUDIO

“With Crowbar being part of the great foundation that makes sludge metal, ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ encompasses so much of the sound we love of sludge, while finding itself in a place where it is at once heavy, but has room for opportunity.” METAL INJECTION

“‘The Serpent Only Lies’ is going to be one of Crowbar’s best. That’s impressive any way you cut it.” NERDIST

“Kirk pairs his most sensitive lyrics with his 10-ton, cement-shoe riffs, and these tracks are amongst their best.” METAL INSIDER

Crowbar "Plasmic and Pure" | The Serpent Only Lies 10.28
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Crowbar "Falling While Rising" | The Serpent Only Lies 10.28
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For nearly three decades, the name Crowbar has been synonymous with HEAVY. Since rising ominously from the swamplands of New Orleans in 1990, they’ve been hailed internationally as one of the world’s foremost purveyors of crushing, melodic sludge. The Serpent Only Lies, is both an affirmation of the band’s staying power and a nod to their legacy. “To me, it’s a fresh-sounding version of old-school Crowbar,” says Windstein.

“I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old Crowbar stuff, like the self-titled and Broken Glass albums, to get a feel for what my mindset was 20-plus years ago. I also went back and listened to the bands that influenced Crowbar in the beginning, like Trouble, Saint Vitus, Melvins, and the first Type O Negative record. So it was kinda me doing my homework.”

The result is an album that stands toe-to-toe with those early Crowbar classics while maintaining the lumbering hooks of mid-period standouts like 1998’s Odd Fellows Rest and 2000’s Equilibrium. “Even lyrically, the approach was a little more old-school,” Windstein offers. “Some of the songs have less lyrics to let the riffs breathe a little more, which I had kind of gotten away from over the years. It was a conscious thing to go back to that.” 

The tour cycle for The Serpent Only Lies marks the return of original Crowbar bassist Todd “Sexy T” Strange, who left the band back in 1999 but now joins Windstein, drummer Tommy Buckley and guitarist Matt Brunson in forging Crowbar’s future.  “Todd helped start the band, so having him back is important to me and, I think, the fans,” Windstein offers. “It’s a great feeling to be standing onstage next to him. It’s a breath of fresh air for the band and makes us stronger.” 

“Having this be our eleventh record, we’re very fortunate because so many bands don’t last this long,”Windstein adds. “My whole outlook on music as a career is the Motörhead outlook, which is that slow and steady wins the race. If you continue to put out killer records, continue to kick ass onstage every night and continue to treat your fans with respect, that’s the stuff people will remember.” 


Halloween Havok with Death Angel, Battlecross, 3 Inches of Blood, Diamond Plate, and Revocation: Pix and Interviews

A Dark, rainy, and dreary Halloween night in Pittsburgh, PA.  The historic Strip District was once again packed with headbangers, some dressed for the holiday, gathering for a spectacular line-up of metal a The Altar Bar.  Even though the weather was gloomy it truly was a perfect setting for an evening of thrash metal at it’s finest with a cast of characters that to an outsider would seem as all the same, but the crew here knew that the idiosyncrasies between each band made their uniqueness miles apart.  This was going to be good.

Personally, I was pretty pumped to see Death Angel.  I could not believe that I had never seen these guys live despite the fact that I jumped on their bandwagon in my senior year of high school in 1987 when all the buzz was going on about these young kids who were my age and making waves.  I really loved their second release “Frolic” and their cover of Kiss’ “Cold Gin” and their U2 (of all things) influenced “Bored”.  Even though Rob Cavestany is the only original member left, Mark’s been around since ’84 and Ted since 2001 have been.  They are all still metal to the core, and they totally were everything I could ever expect and more.  (Listen to Mark’s interview with us a few weeks before the show here).  The new material from The Dream Calls For Blood sounded excellent live and it was such a cool vibe to be seeing the show on Halloween with all in costume and just destroying the crowd who were eating up every moment.

All photos  ©2013 AWeldingphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine

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I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen Battlecross every time they have been in Pittsburgh ever since they came here for the Trespass America Tour at Stage AE and blew everyone away.  I got to talking with them that day and this site has in many ways grown with them. Each time when they return and we meet back up it’s like catching up with old friends.  So, while you may cry bias to a review, I must say they improve each time I see the band.  Their stage presence and tightness is getting better and better.  The new material from War of Will is damn good live and the crowd went absolutely crazy with every song, fists pumping, singing along, and moshing madly- my bias notwithstanding.  Listen here for an exclusive interview with Hiran (guitar) for all that is happening with Battlecross…



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Diamond Plate opened the show and as such you would expect a low crowd turn out or possibly less enthusiasm.  Not so tonight.  Diamond Plate has been doing things their way since their inception in 2004 when they were in high school.  Continuing to kill it on the road and work it ‘old school’, these guys are genuine metal and Pittsburgh absolutely loves them.  With solid tunes from their second effort “Pulse” and vocalist Matt Ares adding new dimensions, one cannot help but get swept up into the infectious energy of the band.   Check out this video interview as we hopped onto Diamond Plate’s RV to discuss “Pulse” and all that has been happening in their corner…

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Matt enjoys the trappings of fame...
Matt enjoys the trappings of fame…

3 Inches of Blood from Canada were definitely a special treat as they hit the stage all made up in their Halloween outfits and playing a more 70’s tinged metal.  Cam Pipes was awesome with his high pitched wail and menacing presence, made even more menacing dressed as a bloody ghoulish priest.  Opening up with “Leather Lord” from Long Live Heavy Metal was brilliant and the perfect way to set the tone.  If the crowd had not done so already, let the merch table be raided and the downloading begin because these guys are awesome and just pure fun for metal fans.

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Tony Clifton makes an apperance…


Revocation is one of those bands that is just so full of talent it’s hard to believe.  They are really doing unique stuff when a lot of so called metal bands are just rehashing and copying our heroes.  The Boston boys may not have brought the banjo tonight, but they were dead on and displayed their blend of technical and thrash metal with wild abandon.  They pull off some very difficult tunes live brilliantly and with great stage presence giving the fans exactly what they pay for and more.  Revocation is a band that has to be caught live to truly appreciate how good they really are and make sure you chat them up at the merch booth because they are super cool guys as well.

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Creepy Halloween Monster-Mash-Up – New Sensual Harassment Video

As Halloween quickly approaches, everyone seems to have monsters in their brain. Sensual Harassment, always heavily influenced by Italo-horror films and their spooky soundtracks, aims to pay tribute to some of the early black and white monster movies that started it all with their latest video “Creature Feature”. This monster-mash-up of Hollywood horror is truly eerie, yet instantly danceable, like an icy Giorgio Moroder under demonic possession.


Combing the archives of public domain horror flicks, the band has assembled a terrifying montage from lesser known gems like The Ghoul, White Zombie, The Wasp Woman, and Atom Age Vampire.  “Creature Feature” serves as a creepy yet appetizing treat to sate rabid listeners while the band continues to wrap their forth-coming album, which appears to be on schedule for early next year.  Ever unpredictable, the enigmatic song provides another curious clue as to where the band might head next on their endless sonic journey.


The band is giving away the song on their website in exchange for a Facebook like or tweet.



Santa Cruz punk rockers Stellar Corpses are premiering an all-new Halloween edition video for their debut single “Vampire Kiss,” today at AOL’s Noisecreep! Recently filmed in Hollywood at a raucous house party, by director Jared Sagal (Rockerrazzi Films), check out the band performing the track singer Dusty Sheehan tells Noisecreep “is a tribute to the greatest vampire movie of all time, The Lost Boys, filmed in our hometown of Santa Cruz.” The band also recorded two webisodes full of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews to accompany the video.

Stellar Corpses’ new studio album Dead Stars Drive-In was produced by multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Joe McGrath (AFI, Morrissey, Green Day, Blink-182, Alkaline Trio). Blending a musical amalgamation of punk, rockabilly, hard rock and melodic rock, thrown in for good measure, Dead Stars Drive-In defies musical expectations. In support of the release, Stellar Corpses have recently been on tour supporting Tiger Army, punk rock legends TSOL, Nekromantix, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and classic horror punk rockers The Misfits. The band recently added a new slate of Southern California live shows, with additional tour dates to be announced.

With musical influences ranging from Elvis, Black Flag, Social Distortion, Stray Cats, and Bad Religion, to Black Sabbath, The Misfits, Danzig, Rancid, Sepultura and Megadeth, it’s no wonder Stellar Corpses chose to work with producer McGrath pouring everything they had into a stellar first album. Dead Stars Drive-In features special guest turns from Hunter Burgan and Jade Puget from the revolutionary goth punk band AFI, and Michale Graves of The Misfits.
Dead Stars Drive-In covers all sorts of subjects beginning with the title track, an ode to the dark side of Hollywood and how some of its brightest stars eventually burned out. “But to this day, their lights shine as bright as ever, and we will go on loving them always,” Sheehan explains.

Stellar Corpses, which literally means “dead stars” in astronomy (Grave’s idea from studying astronomy in college), have become a fixture in the Santa Cruz hard rock music scene over the years. They are by no means an overnight success story. The band met in high school and have been around, playing clubs, building their fan base one-by-one with their dynamic and interactive live shows.

Stellar Corpses is Dusty Sheehan on vocals and lead guitar, Dan Lamothe on upright bass and backing vocals, Emilio Menze on guitar and backing vocals, with Kyle Moore on drums.


October 30 The Viper Room Los Angeles, CA
November 1 The Hood Palm Desert, CA
November 2 Bar Eleven San Diego, CA
November 3 So Cali Studio Los Angeles, CA
November 4 Slide Bar Fullerton, CA
November 10 The Cosmopolitan/Sunset Sessions Las Vegas, NV
November 30 The Alley Sparks, NV
December 01 Oakland Metro Oakland, CA
May 25, 2013 Tucson Rodeo Grounds (Hot Rods and Horror Festival) Tucson, AZ

* additional dates TBA

Motionless In White’s new single “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It”

Motionless In White’s new single “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It” (feat. Brandan Schieppati) is now available for digital download on iTunes.

The Pennsylvanian metal outfit deliver a brand new lyric video for the single, which the band premiered earlier today. Just in time for halloween, the video offers a combination of clips from horror movies, spliced with live footage from Motionless In White’s sold out London, UK show last month. “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It” is featured on their highly-anticipated new album Infamous, set to release November 13th.
Get more information about the album at:

“If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It” was written about my disgust for people in the world who have developed this sense of entitlement that they think gives them the right to dictate standards others need to live by. I’m more specifically talking about the beauty standard, ” Lead singer, Chris Motionless explains. “I asked my hero Brandan Schiepatti from Bleeding Through to scream along with me on this song. He and his lyrics have always been what I’ve looked to for guidance and influence when I felt lost, so I am hoping to do the same for others out there. This song means more to me than anyone can understand. I’m coming for you mother fuckers.” Read more about “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It”

Gaining a reputation for constantly challenging the concept of “playing it safe”, Motionless In White are unafraid to make music as intense as it is intricate. Having built upward from the success of their debut album Creatures, which has sold over 50,000 copies, the band’s ability to interweave powerful lyrics and strong musicianship with striking imagery has captivated both fans and media around the globe.

To follow-up their sold out UK headline tour, the band are gearing up for their first North American headliner this November / December, and will return overseas on a UK run with Asking Alexandria in early 2013.

Rockstar Energy Drink presents The Infamous Tour Dates:
Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, & Upon This Dawning

Nov 8 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Nov 9 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov 10 – Stroudsburg, PA @Sherman Theatre
Nov 11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov 12 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
Nov 13 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
Nov 15 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Nov 16 – Orlando, FL – Club 57 West
Nov 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Nov 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Nov 24 – Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
Nov 25 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Nov 26 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Nov 27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Nov 28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Dec 01 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 02 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Dec 04 – Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Dec 05 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Dec 06 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Dec 07 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Dec 08 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Dec 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Dec 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Dec 12 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Dec 13 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Dec 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
Dec 15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Dec 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

UK Tour w/ Asking Alexandria

Jan 15 – Dublin @ The Academy
Jan 16 – Belfast @ Mandela Hall
Jan 17 – Glasgow @ Barrowland
Jan 19 – London @ O2 Academy Brixton
Feb 10 – Birmingham @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Feb 11 – Manchester @ Manchester Academy