Kingdom of Sorrow

kingdom_of_sorrowKingdom of Sorrow is an American sludge metal band formed in February 2005 as a side project. It features Kirk Windstein of Crowbar and Down and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. Founded over a decade ago when the Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta introduced himself to Down/Crowbar guitarist Kirk Windstein at a show at Pearl Street in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ever since, the two have remained in close contact and become the best of friends over the subsequent decade. Jasta and Hatebreed invited Crowbar out for a UK run of dates in March 2005. It was there that the two friends decided to combine forces on a band based on their mutual affinity for the hallmarks of the genre (Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Pantera) and their history of writing some of the heaviest hitting metal of the past fifteen years.

Their self-titled album debuted at #131 on the U.S. Billboard charts and sold 6,000 records in its first week of release. They inked a deal with Relapse Records in fall 2007 and began plans to unveil the record they had spent the better part of two years creating.

Other Information

  • Origin: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Genres: Sludge metal, Heavy metal
  • Years active: 2005–present
  • Label: Relapse Records
  • Associated acts: Hatebreed, Icepick, Crowbar, Down, Seemless, Unearth
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Jamey Jasta – vocals
  2. Kirk Windstein – guitar, vocals
  3. Steve Gibb – guitar
  4. Matthew Brunson – bass
  5. Derek Kerswill – drums


  • Kingdom of Sorrow (2008)



~ by molco on June 26, 2009.

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