Crowbar to release new album ‘Zero and Below’ on March 4

Pioneering New Orleans, Louisiana, sludge metal band Crowbar will release its long-awaited new full-length, “Zero and Below,” on March 4, 2022, via MNRK Heavy. The band has unveiled the record’s artwork, track listing and first single/video, “Chemical Godz,” all of which can be seen below.

“Zero and Below” is Crowbar’s 12th studio album and first since 2016’s “The Serpent Only Lies.” A press release describes it as “the most unforgivably doomy” Crowbar record since the 1998 album “Odd Fellows Rest.”

The new record was produced, mixed and mastered by Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording And Production in Metairie, Louisiana.

Celebrating a recent 30th anniversary, Crowbar is led by one of the most beloved figures in heavy metal, riff overlord Kirk Windstein, whose menacing bellow and smooth drawl put resilient, unrepentant strength behind even the most somber odes to suffering.

Discussing the single, “Chemical Godz,” Windstein said: We are all so excited to release the song and video for ‘Chemical Godz!’ It’s been nearly two years since the album was completed. It was such a sad time for so many people going through the COVID-19 epidemic and we felt it wasn’t a good time to release any new material. Get ready because the heavy is coming! We hope y’all enjoy the song and video. Stay safe out there!”

“Zero and Below” will be available on CD, LP, cassette and digitally. Find pre-orders at here.

“Zero and Below” track listing: 

1. The Fear That Binds You  
2. Her Evil Is Sacred 
3. Confess to Nothing 
4. Chemical Godz
5. Denial of the Truth 
6. Bleeding from Every Hole 
7. It’s Always Worth the Gain 
8. Crush Negativity 
9. Reanimating a Lie 
10. Zero and Below

In conjunction with the release of “Zero and Below,” Crowbar will join Sepultura and Sacred Reich for the North America Cuadra Tour 2022. Initially scheduled as a 2020 run, the journey will kick off March 4 and runs through April 9. Additional support will be provided by Art Of Shock. All tickets previously purchased for the 2020 dates will be honored. See all confirmed dates below.

Tour dates:

3/04/2022 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA 
3/05/2022 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT          
3/06/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO           
3/08/2022 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA       
3/09/2022 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN     
3/10/2022 Rave II – Milwaukee, WI        
3/11/2022 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI  
3/12/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL 
3/13/2022 Thunderbird Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA       
3/15/2022 Irving Plaza – New York, NY  
3/16/2022 Opera House – Toronto, ON  
3/17/2022 Corona Theater – Montreal, QC         
3/18/2022 Big Night Live – Boston, MA   
3/19/2022 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA        
3/20/2022 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD  
3/21/2022 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH       
3/23/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC 
3/24/2022 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA     
3/25/2022 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL    
3/26/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL    
3/28/2022 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA     
3/29/2022 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX   
3/31/2022 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK        
4/01/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX          
4/02/2022 GMBG – Dallas, TX   
4/03/2022 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX      
4/05/2022 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ         
4/06/2022 House of Blues – San Diego, CA       
4/08/2022 Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA   
4/09/2022 UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA

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