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#123 Kirk Windstein of Crowbar/Down/Eye AM

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 6:45 AM PT

In the latest episode of Lambgoat's Vanflip Podcast, host Alex sits down with the legendary Kirk Windstein, known for his influential role in bands like Crowbar, Down, and his new supergroup, Eye Am. The interview delves into Windstein's musical evolution, the origins of sludge metal, and his numerous projects.

Windstein shares his journey from playing in cover bands to shaping the heavy, slow sound synonymous with New Orleans' metal. He credits bands like Black Sabbath, Carnivore, and Melvins as significant influences, noting their impact on Crowbar's sound.

Discussing the New Orleans scene, Windstein reflects on how it diverged from thrash metal, aiming for a distinct, slower, and heavier sound. This direction was partly a response to the fast-paced nature of contemporary metal and also a desire to stand out.

Windstein also talks about his other projects, including Eye Am, the new supergroup with members of Type O Negative. They are focused on creating a unique sound that doesn't just blend their previous bands' styles. He emphasizes the importance of each project having its distinct identity.

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