Kirk Windstein, frontman, and guitarist for sludge metallers Crowbar has finally hit the studio to work on his long-awaited new solo album. A photo of the singer in the studio was posted by OCD Recording and Production, where Windstein is recording the album, to their social media with the caption, “In the studio for Kirk’s solo album!! Killing it!!”
It’s been more than a year since we last heard anything from Windstein about his solo effort. Back in April 2018, he spoke to Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta during an episode of The Jasta Show about the project, saying that the album will not be what people expect.
“We don’t want everyone to have a preconceived notion as to what it’s gonna be,” said Windstein. “It’s not an acoustic record. It’s mellow, dark music, basically is what it is.”
On the album’s sound, he continued:
“It’s got a lot of everything in it, but it’s just much more mellow than… It’s my version of a mellow Crowbar basically. But it’s very… It’s heavily influenced by The Beatles and stuff like that, and it’s coming along really well…”
There is no timeline yet on when the album will be coming out. Aside from his solo album, Windstein is still busy with Crowbar. The band will be heading overseas for a handful of European festival and tour dates in June and July, as well as a short run of shows in Australia. Following those dates, the band will be setting out on the second leg of their North American tour with Corrosion of Conformity starting in late July and running through August.
Crowbar released their latest album, The Serpent Only Lies, in 2016.