At this point, even four shows is a big outing for Crowbar, who are currently recording their E1 debut. However, the New Orleans sludge masters have been scarce when it comes to the stage. One reason for this could be frontman/guitarist Kirk Windstein's incredibly busy schedule with Down and Kingdom of Sorrow.

This mini-tour begins Oct. 18 in Austin, Texas and ends on the Oct. 22 in Shreveport, La. Druing the band's most recent shows, two new songs were unveiled sans vocals. Hopefully some finished songs will make the set lists.

On Oct. 5, eOne Music will re-release the Crowbar classics 'Live +1,' 'Time Heals Nothing' and the legendary '93 self-titled album.