THE E1 PARADE CONTINUES WITH CROWBAR
Well, that didn’t take long; just one day after Kingdom of Sorrow took over MetalSucks, Crowbar debuted two new songs at a show in New Orleans and Axl posited that Crowbar must be working on a new record. After all, it’s been five years already. And as we learned yesterday via press release, he was correct.
“Sludge Metal legends CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with E1 Music,” says the press release. “The band will be releasing a new full-length album later this fall. ‘CROWBAR is very excited to have landed this deal with E1 Music! We have always been very proud of what we do and the new record will not disappoint and of our die hard fans.’ says front man and guitar player Kirk Windstein.”
Given(s) E1’s knack for signing well-established metal acts, one of whom is Hatebreed, this move makes a whole lot of sense for both parties. Since venturing back into the metal world about three years ago E1 (formerly Koch) has figured out how to effectively market bands with an existing fanbase. They’ve done quite well with Hatebreed, High on Fire, Kittie, and others, which is why their recent signing of Darkest Hour made a whole lot more sense than their recent signing of Powerglove. And with Mr. Jamey Jasta in the mix to introduce both parties it’s a wonder we didn’t catch on sooner.
In any case, at the end of the day what this means is that we’ll be getting new Crowbar music in 2011. This is a good thing. And that the band has a good label that’s dedicated to metal behind them makes it even better.