KINGDOM OF SORROW, the new project featuring HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta and DOWN/CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein, has scheduled the following dates"
Feb. 27 - Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
Feb. 28 - Ottobar - Baltimore, Maryland
Mar. 01 - Valentines - Albany, New York
Mar. 02 - Knitting Factory - New York, New York
Mar. 04 - El Macombo - Toronto, Ontario
Mar. 06 - Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, Illinois
Mar. 07 - Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan
KINGDOM OF SORROW will release its debut album on February 19 via Relapse Records (February 25 internationally).
Jasta (HATEBREED, ICEPICK) and Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) came together some three years ago to create KINGDOM OF SORROW, and in that time put together an album's worth of crushing American metal.
The KINGDOM OF SORROW album was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL). Preview tracks can be heard now via the band's official MySpace page.
The track listing is as follows:
01. Hear This Prayer
03. Piece It All Back
04. Led Into Demise
05. Demon Eyes
06. With Unspoken Words
07. Free The Fall
11. Buried In Black
Commented Jasta: "I can't even begin to explain how excited I am about KINGDOM OF SORROW! There's been two and a half years of questions, rumors and speculation surrounding this and now we can finally move forward! We've signed a worldwide deal with Relapse Records!!! It's an honor. Kirk and I could not be happier, I've always been a big fan of the label."
Jasta continued: "I can't wait for the world to hear this record. It crushes!! I pushed myself to become a better vocalist and wrote and expressed myself lyrically in a totally different way than I have before. Kirk has never sounded better! His tone is like a 747 filled with tar crashing into a lead mountain. We should press this CD on plutonium because it really is that HEAVY. It was so much fun working on this record. There was no other motive than to have fun and make a unique and different record for the both of us while keeping it heavy, mean and rockin! I think everyone is going to be really surprised!"
Windstein added: "We’re just so happy to have this come out…finally! We had a great time putting it together and we’re just so proud of it. Its super heavy, man, it just crushes! Everyone I play it for, their jaws drop. And after three years, it feels good to know now everyone can hear it."
KINGDOM OF SORROW is:
Kirk Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) – Vocals, Guitars
Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED, ICEPICK) - Vocals
Steve Gibb (CROWBAR, ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) - Guitar
Derek Kerswill (SEEMLESS, UNEARTH) - Drums
Matthew Brunson - Bass
Jamey Jasta will take part in a signing session at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit the Vintage Vinyl web site at this location.