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CROWBAR Announces Summer 2022 ‘The Riff Beast Tour’

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will embark on the “The Riff Beast Tour” this summer time. Assist on the trek will come from SPIRIT ADRIFT.

The dates are as follows:

Jul. 22 – Austin, TX – Ripplefest (no SPIRIT ADRIFT)
Jul. 23 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Dwell (no SPIRIT ADRIFT)
Jul. 24 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard (no SPIRIT ADRIFT)
Jul. 26 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
Jul. 27 – St. Louis, MO – Purple Flag
Jul. 28 – Racine, WI – Route 20
Jul. 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Jul. 30 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
Jul. 31 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Aug. 02 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
Aug. 03 – Columbus, OH – King Of Cups
Aug. 04 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Corridor
Aug. 06 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Probability Theater
Aug. 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Aug. 10 – Atlantic Metropolis, NJ – Anchor Rock Membership
Aug. 11 – Studying, PA – Reverb
Aug. 12 – Huntington, WV – The Loud
Aug. 13 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Aug. 14 – Chapel Hill, NC – Native 506
Aug. 16 – Jacksonville, FL – Archetype
Aug. 17 – Miami, FL – Gramps
Aug. 18 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
Aug. 19 – Ft. Walton Seaside, FL – Downtown Music Corridor
Aug. 20 – Cellular, AL – Soul Kitchen
Aug. 21 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Dwell
Aug. 23 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
Aug. 24 – Virginia Seaside, VA – Elevation 27
Aug. 26 – Albany, NY – Empire Underground
Aug. 27 – Worcester, MA – Tattoo The Earth

CROWBAR‘s newest album, “Zero And Beneath”, was launched on March 4 by way of MNRK Heavy (previously eOne Music). Produced, blended, and mastered by Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording And Manufacturing in Metairie, Louisiana, the LP is reverently old fashioned, counterbalanced by a resonant melodicism that is stunningly mature. Songs like “Chemical Godz”, “Bleeding From Each Gap” and “It is All the time Price The Achieve” exhibit what CROWBAR does higher than another band: highly effective, evocative, and crushingly heavy music. Celebrating a latest thirtieth anniversary, CROWBAR is led by probably the most beloved figures in heavy steel, riff overlord Kirk Windstein, whose menacing bellow and easy drawl put resilient, unrepentant power behind even essentially the most somber odes to struggling.

CROWBAR songs are unapologetic emotional outpourings, with a bare-knuckle resolve alongside its soul-searching vulnerability, reliably delivered with crushing heaviness. “Zero And Beneath”, which cements the band’s dense catalog as precisely one dozen studio albums deep, is essentially the most unforgivably doomy CROWBAR file because the group’s landmark 1998 effort “Odd Fellows Relaxation”.

Two years in the past, Windstein instructed the “Does It Doom?” podcast that he was actually pleased with the band’s then-just-completed new album. “It is actually a killer file — I adore it,” he stated. “It is received a variety of [guitar] harmonies and it is received much more doomy riffs. We solely had one correct quick tune — one in all our extra upbeat, hardcore-type, MOTÖRHEAD velocity, I name it, sort tunes; we have solely received one like that. Out of all 10 tracks, apart from that one tune, there’s solely possibly two different quick, what I’d take into account quick, songs on the entire file. So it is form of a throwback however a contemporary, extra mature contact on it.”

He continued: “We’re all tremendous, tremendous pleased with the best way it got here out. The manufacturing’s wonderful, once more from Duane Simoneaux. The guitar tone’s wonderful. The songs themselves are nice; I am actually glad. It is actually one of many solely CROWBAR information that I am actually pleased with every thing — each riff, I am pleased with the tones, with the manufacturing, with the lyrics, with the best way I sang; the entire 9 yards. So I am actually simply loving it, to be trustworthy — I actually am.”

Earlier in 2020, Windstein instructed Full Steel Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio present that he received “a variety of assist” from guitarist Matt Brunson and bassist Shane Wesley throughout the songwriting course of for CROWBAR‘s new album.

We’re hitting the highway in July w/ particular visitors @spiritadrift ! What present will we see you at?! #Crowbar #NoneHeavier

Posted by Crowbar on Tuesday, Might 31, 2022

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