In March of 2004 Stephen entered into the equation of this legendary band. Kirk planned a rebirth of sorts for Crowbar in early 2004 and rebuilt the band with Stephen Gibb as guitarist, Pat Bruders on bass and Tommy Buckley on drums.
"After a two and a half year hiatus, while I recorded and toured with Down, Crowbar hit the stage for the first time on June 24, 2004," says Kirk, "The new lineup of myself, Stephen Gibb, Tommy Buckley and Pat Bruders proved to be crushing from the first few chords."
The European tour of 2004 was a big success, the highlight of which was their performance at the With Full Force festival in Liepzig, Germany.
Currently the band have a new CD out called "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" which is recieving very positive reviews. At the time of this writing Kirk and krew have just completed a very demanding US tour promoting the album and are midway through their tour of the UK and Europe.
When all is said and done it can not be denied that this band have become legends in their own time, garnering the loyalty of a wide cross section of true heavy metal fans the world over.
From late 2004 to the middle of 2005 Crowbar toured the United States, returned to the United Kingdom and co-headlining with Hatebreed, adding in some headline dates in Europe, before finishing off again back in the United States.