CROWBAR: New Video Interview With KIRK WINDSTEIN

Jo Schuftan and Horns Up Rocks conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal legends CROWBAR when the band played at Santos Party House in New York City on December 5, 2010. You can now watch the chat below.

CROWBAR filmed a video for the song "The Cemetery Angels" on December 5 with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini.

Resteghini has directed over 550 music videos since 2003, including clips for such metal bands as MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ANTHRAX and SHADOWS FALL. Rage has also helmed videos for some of the biggest names in the hip hop world, including Lil Wayne, Diddy, Snoop Dog and Ice Cube.

"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," < Windstein told Noisecreep about "The Cemetery Angels". "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."

The "The Cemetery Angels" track can be streamed below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep).

"Sever The Wicked Hand", the new album from CROWBAR, will be released in Europe on February 14, 2011 via Century Media Records. The CD will be made available in the U.S. on February 8, 2011 through E1 Music.

A pre-order is now available on iTunes along with audio samples.


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