Monkeygoose Magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR. You can now watch the chat in three parts below.
Speaking about the progress of the recording sessions for CROWBAR's follow-up to 2014's "Symmetry In Black" album, Kirk said: "This tour is kind of a… We literally — honest-to-God truth — loaded the gear from the studio into the trailer. All the music's completely done. So we have two weeks off when we get home — which we'll be home on April 11 — and we leave April 26. So when we get home, I've gotta sing the record. But all the music's done. It's ten tracks, forty-seven minutes, and it'll probably be a little shorter with some fadeouts or whatever. But roughly ten tracks, forty-five minutes."
Regarding the musical direction of the new CROWBAR material, Kirk said: "It's more of meat and potatoes. On the last few records, we brought a lot of new elements into the band a little bit without deviating too far from what CROWBAR's about. But this is more like… I went back and started listening to early CROWBAR, and it's more of that attitude, but more mature — every bit as angry, every bit as heavy, every bit as depressed… doomy, whatever you wanna call it. But doing it this many years later, I really like what we've got going on."
CROWBAR's new album is being recorded at OCD Recording And Production in Metairie, Louisiana with engineer/producer Duane Simoneaux.
"Symmetry In Black" sold around 3,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 68 on The Billboard 200 chart.
CROWBAR photo credit: Robin Windstein