Ingested + Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein Team Up on “Another Breath” (Listen)
UK death metallers Ingested are releasing their new album Where Only Gods May Tread on August 14th via Unique Leader Records, and new single "Another Breath" features sludge metal legend Kirk Windstein (of Crowbar and Down, and a solo artist), and Kirk adds a gravelly melodic side to Ingested's otherwise totally brutal sound. The song comes with a 1990s-inspired claymation video made by Shayne Minott.
"The director for this video was Shayne Minott at Budget Blood Productions. Seeing his style the idea was to do this all out 1990s throwback, dark claymation video. Just like the ones that used to play on music TV when we were teenagers," guitarist Sam Yates said.
And as for how the collab with Kirk came about...
In 2018 we opened a fantastic tour in the UK with Crowbar and they were all such down to earth great dudes. Super tight, crazy heavy and had the best stories! Kirk and his wife Robin were so genuine and cool and all of Crowbar would hang with us and shoot the shit most nights. I was on public transport in the piss down rain writing lyrics for Where Only Gods May Tread and I wanted the opening of what became ‘Another Breath’ to be this epic, heavy, sad song by someone who could actually sing. My first instinct, my first choice for this song was Kirk. It was that “I wonder if…” moment.
[Crowbar bassist] Shane [Wesley] took time out of recording with Crowbar to engineer the guest spot himself, and Kirk brought the all-time goods. It was exactly what I had in my mind and he smashed it in record time like an absolute professional. It’s my favourite song from the record; Kirk is truly one of the most slept on metal greats and he was and always will be “The Man”.