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Crowbar (Castle)

November 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$17 – $20
crowbar at the Castle Theatre November 29, 2017 with Tombs, Incite, and Tricounty Terror

Crowbar, w/

  • Tombs
  • Incite
  • Tricounty Terror

@The Castle Theatre (Bloomington, IL)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Show = 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Ages = 18+ (minors may attend with their parent/legal guardian)

Tickets = $17 online (General Admission)
$20 on the day of the show



CrowbarCrowbar is from New Orleans. Originally comprised of vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein, guitarist Matt Thomas, bassist Todd Strange, and drummer Craig Nunemacher, the band was once known as the Slugs. The band’s slow, grinding, heavy sound has alternately been tagged sludge metal and sludgecore, and has drawn comparisons both vocally and musically to Pantera, the Melvins, and Tad.

Debuting in 1992 with Obedience Through Suffering, Crowbar subsequently signed to Pavement Music and issued albums including 1993’s Crowbar and 1995’s Time Heals Nothing. Drummer Nunemacher subsequently left the band, and was temporarily replaced by Jimmy Bower, also the rhythm guitarist for kindred spirits Eyehategod. Bower also played drums in Down, a side project for Pantera’s Phil Anselmo and Corrosion of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan, which also featured Crowbar’s Windstein and Strange. Guitarist Sammy Pierre Duet, formerly of Acid Bath, joined up for 1996’s Broken Glass following the departure of original guitarist Thomas. Bower elected to refocus on Eyehategod after playing on 1998’s Odd Fellows Rest, and was replaced by drummer Sid Montz for 2000’s Equilibrium. That association proved short-lived, however; original drummer Nunemacher rejoined later that year, around the same time that bassist Strange called it a career. Jeff Okoneski stepped in on bass, making his first appearance on 2001’s Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form. After another round of membership changes saw Duet, drummer Tony Costanza, and Okoneski leave the group in exchange for guitarist Steve Gibb, drummer Tommy Buckley, and bassist Pat Bruders, Crowbar returned in 2005 with Life’s Blood for the Downtrodden. Six years later, the Crowbar released the ferocious Sever the Wicked Hand in 2011, and three years later, the more brooding Symmetry in Black in 2014. The Serpent Only Lies, the band’s 11th studio long-player, dropped in 2016.



Formed in 2007 as a collaboration between Mike Hill (Anodyne), Dominic Seita (Speedloader), and Justin Ennis (the Heuristic), Brooklyn, New York-based, experimental metal outfit Tombs, blends bleak, post-rock minimalism with the ferocious attack of sludge and classic black metal.

The group’s dark proto-industrial sounds were first put to wax that year in the form of a two-song EP simply entitled Tombs, and by the time the group got around to unleashing a proper full-length for Relapse, 2009’s Winter Hours, Seita and Ennis had been replaced with Carson James and Andrew Hernandez (Asra), respectively. The band’s sophomore outing, 2011’s Paths of Totality, was produced by John Congleton (Baroness, Explosions in the Sky), and featured prominently on many critics’ year-end metal lists. 2014’s Erik Rutan-produced Savage Gold marked the debuts of guitarist Garett Bussanick and bassist Ben Brand, and 2017’s savage The Grand Annihilation proved to be the group’s most experimental set of material to date.



Incite ignite heavy metal once more with their fourth full-length album and highly anticipated metal record for 2016 Oppression [minus HEAD Records]. Since the release of their full-length-debut The Slaughter in 2009, the Phoenix, AZ quartet has shared stages with everyone from Dillinger Escape Plan, Cancer Bats, and 36 Crazyfists to Crowbar, Soulfly, and Cavalera Conspiracy in addition to headlining countless gigs. Over the course of two more explosive offerings, All Out War [2012] and Up In Hell [2014], they’ve earned acclaim from Kerrang!, ARTISTdirect, and many others as well as “Album of the Week” honors from Revolver. Songs such as “Army of Darkness” charted Top 40 on the SiriusXM metal charts. However, 2016 sees the band evolve into a more brutal and brash beast ready to claw its way to the genre’s upper echelon one show at a time. Source


Tricounty Terror

Image may contain: 5 people, people standing and textTricounty Terror  are five sexy, savage, whiskey shootin’ ladies from Texas. The music closest to their hearts is the fast, heavy, loud roar and punch of Southern-Inspired Punk Rock. Tricounty Terror is the ONLY all woman Southern Punk band and make mincemeat out of many of their male predecessors. The girls are headlining their own shows and kicking ass across the U.S.. Tricounty Terror is leaving audiences in their wake of carnage from their live shows. Tricounty Terror is liquor’d up and heading your way soon….Source