Crowbar vocalist/guitarist and sludge metal pioneer Kirk Windstein will release his debut solo album, “Dream in Motion,” on Jan. 24, 2020, via Entertainment One.
Windstein recorded the album in his native Louisiana over a period of two years between tours and over holidays. Kirk handled all vocal duties, guitars and bass on the album, with drums and effects by longtime producing partner and collaborator, Duane Simoneaux (Crowbar, Down, Exhorder).
A first taste of what the record holds in store can be experienced now with the video for the title track, directed by Justin Reich.
The idea to record a solo album started out as, ‘I’m going to do an acoustic record,’ but that’s just so cliché, you know?” Windstein said. “Nothing against that, but It’s been done a million times. But I had been thinking about doing something a little more mellow for some time. It’s something I wanted to do, I needed to do. It’s another side of my songwriting, my personality. It’s another side of me. It’s something I did for myself. It’s not even that this isn’t heavy, because there are bits and pieces that are very heavy. But even the heaviest riff on this is something I couldn’t really do in Crowbar. If some Crowbar fans don’t like it, I’ll understand. But I hope people dig it.”
1. Dream in Motion
2. Hollow Dying Man
3. Once Again
4. Enemy in Disguise
5. The World You Know
7. The Healing
9. The Ugly Truth
10. Aqualung (Jethro Tull cover)
Windstein and friends will celebrate the impending release of “Dream in Motion” with a special hometown listening party, set for Dec. 28 at Riffer Madness in Jefferson, Louisiana.