Crowbar are tuning up for a major fall return. The New Orleans rockers have been in the studio and will drop their 11th studio album, The Serpent Only Lies, on Oct. 28.

"We're so excited about our 11th studio record," states frontman Kirk Windstein. "The Serpent Only Lies is a powerful follow up. Eliran Kantor did a brilliant job with the artwork! And our first release, 'Falling While Rising,' is Crowbar at its finest ... heavier than ever!!!" Listen to a snippet of the sludgy rocker in the player above.

“To me, it’s a fresh-sounding version of old-school Crowbar,” says Windstein. “I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old Crowbar stuff, like the self-titled and Broken Glass albums, to get a feel for what my mindset was 20-plus years ago. I also went back and listened to the bands that influenced Crowbar in the beginning, like Trouble, Saint Vitus, Melvins, and the first Type O Negative record. So it was kinda me doing my homework.”

The tour cycle for The Serpent Only Lies will feature the return of original bassist, Todd "Sexy T" Strange, who joins Windstein, drummer Tommy Buckley and guitarist Matt Brunson onstage. “Todd helped start the band, so having him back is important to me and, I think, the fans,” Windstein offers. “It’s a great feeling to be standing onstage next to him. It’s a breath of fresh air for the band and makes us stronger.”

The frontman continues, "Having this be our eleventh record, we’re very fortunate because so many bands don’t last this long. My whole outlook on music as a career is the Motörhead outlook, which is that slow and steady wins the race. If you continue to put out killer records, continue to kick ass onstage every night and continue to treat your fans with respect, that’s the stuff people will remember.”

Look for Crowbar returning to the road in September. They start Sept. 13 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and wrap a U.S. run in Austin, Texas on Oct. 22. See all of their scheduled dates here.

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