Guitarist leaves Down
2013-10-02 by BigBlob | 37 Comments

Kirk Windstein, the guitarist and one of the founding members of metal outfit Down has left the band. Kirk has stated on facebook that he intends to focus solely on his other band Crowbar, where he provides vocals aswell as playing guitar.

“For months now I have been posting that I am concentrating on Crowbar 100% FULL TIME… 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Crowbar and its a great feeling to put my heart and soul into something that I created so long ago."

http://loudwire.com/kirk-windstein-exits-down-focus-crowbar/

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Sapient.
October 2nd 2013

1109 Comments


damn, that sucks. oh well, as long as they still have Pepper

DominionMM1
October 2nd 2013

8807 Comments


fuck

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KILL
October 2nd 2013

67082 Comments


sweet hope he can make another ODD FELLOWS REST

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OrangeBLOOD
October 2nd 2013

120 Comments


nooooo the Riff Lord.



Down>Crowbar

InbredJed
October 2nd 2013

5222 Comments


Down ruled, but a lot has changed since Mila came out.

Phil is pretty much Ozz-ificated now and just babbles about the integrity that he used to stand for. I can understand how that would get old and Kirk would want to move on and create something meaningful.

OrangeBLOOD
October 2nd 2013

120 Comments


dude but Purple was a great EP!

Realm
October 2nd 2013

2074 Comments


at least we'll always have nola

Relinquished
October 2nd 2013

22350 Comments


he might be back. like he said he's just gonna focus on crowbar for now.

TheGreatQ
October 2nd 2013

928 Comments


>that he intents to focus solely
>he intents to focus
>intents to
>intents

Really?

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
October 2nd 2013

7762 Comments


Its all about Pepper

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Departures
October 2nd 2013

862 Comments


I blame Anselmo.

ZombicidalMan
October 2nd 2013

1194 Comments


Maybe if we're lucky one of the dudes from Soilent Green will join

FearThyEvil9
October 2nd 2013

11334 Comments


Oh well

NYdubber
October 2nd 2013

72 Comments


dude better be ready to duck if Crowbar ever plays Ohio...

CosmicPie
October 2nd 2013

1058 Comments


Crowbar has delivered before. And now Kirk has even more experience and maturity so I'm sure it'll be good.

joshieboy12345
October 2nd 2013

5256 Comments


Such an inspired band name.

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Realm
October 2nd 2013

2074 Comments


ur cute

JustinKing
October 2nd 2013

1214 Comments


I actually like Crowbar a lot better than Down, so I'm not bothered by this.

someguest
October 2nd 2013

18876 Comments


Crowbar better than Down?

Nah.

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R6Rider
October 2nd 2013

4064 Comments


Well at least he gave all he had.

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JustinKing
October 2nd 2013

1214 Comments


My affection for Crowbar is deeply nostalgic. One of the first bands I tried to learn songs on guitar with, grew up listening to them, etc. Just don't have that connection with Down.

BigBlob
October 3rd 2013

1447 Comments


">that he intents to focus solely
>he intents to focus
>intents to
>intents

Really?"


Wow, a typo!!!!

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KILL
October 3rd 2013

67082 Comments



Well at least he gave all he had.

:D

BigBlob
October 3rd 2013

1447 Comments


I really thought Kirk would be at Down for lifer XDDDDD

KILL
October 3rd 2013

67082 Comments


-.-

Kusangii
October 3rd 2013

199 Comments


Good.

BigBlob
October 3rd 2013

1447 Comments


╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

Smial
October 3rd 2013

800 Comments


well crowbar is good too YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO AMIRITE??

Wizard
October 3rd 2013

18757 Comments


I would rather him concentrate on Crowbar than mediocre Down.

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JustinKing
October 4th 2013

1214 Comments


^Same here.

Parallels
October 4th 2013

6640 Comments


guess he was feeling....

down

BigBlob
October 4th 2013

1447 Comments


Crowbar aint got shit on Down.

DominionMM1
October 4th 2013

8807 Comments


i don't know about that. i mean nola destroys anything that crowbar has ever done but over the under and the purple ep were kinda meh.

FirstLucidDream
October 4th 2013

15 Comments


nooooo

JustinKing
October 4th 2013

1214 Comments


Crowbar is a lot more consistently good, to me. Down just had one really good album, in my opinion.

qiblas
October 4th 2013

360 Comments


Down I & II are excellent. III sucked balls. The EP was average.

JustinKing
October 4th 2013

1214 Comments


NOLA was really good, just wasn't big into much else of their stuff.



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