Crowbar released The Serpent Only Lies, on October 28, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and via SPV overseas. "We are so excited about our 11th studio record! The Serpent Only Lies is a powerful follow up," says frontman and guitarist Kirk Windstein. "Eliran Kantor did a brilliant job with the artwork!"
 
The band announced co-headlining tour dates with NOLA neighbors GOATWHORE, capping off the calendar year with style. "This upcoming tour is one that we're all looking forward to!," says Kirk Windstein. "These are our Brothers. Hell, Sammy Duet was in Crowbar for a few of our best records! To the fans of both bands, here's your early Christmas present! and we are super stoked to have Lillake on this tour with us!" 
 
12.02.16  Little Rock, AR - Rev Room
12.03.16 Tulsa, OK - The Shrine
12.04.16 St. Louis, MO - Fubar
12.05.16 Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter
12.06.16 Ft. Wayne, IN - The Hub
12.07.16 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street
12.08.16 Harrisonburg, VA - The Golden Pony 
12.09.16 Richmond, VA - Broadberry
12.10.16 Durham, NC - Motorco
12.11.16 Johnson City, TN - Capones
12.12.16 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
12.13.16 Savannah, GA - Jinx
12.14.16 Macon, GA - Macon Venue Project 
 
The Serpent Only Lies is the follow up to the highly buzzed about Symmetry in Black. That album sold over 4,000 copies in its first week of release in 2014, the highest of any LPs in the band’s 27 year career, beating out its predecessor, 2011's Sever the Wicked Hand.
 
 
1. Falling While Rising
2. Plasmic And Pure
3. I Am The Storm
4. Surviving The Abyss
5. The Serpent Only Lies
6. The Enemy Beside You
7. Embrace The Light
8. On Holy Ground
9. Song Of The Dunes
10. As I Heal
 
"One of the 25 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2016" - ROLLING STONE
 
“The Serpent Only Lies reminds you how strong Crowbar’s influence is today.” BK VEGAN
 
"'The Serpent Only Lies' is one hell of a listen, it only serves as a reminder of what a truly great band Crowbar are, as if you needed one." PUREGRAINAUDIO
 
“With Crowbar being part of the great foundation that makes sludge metal, 'The Serpent Only Lies' encompasses so much of the sound we love of sludge, while finding itself in a place where it is at once heavy, but has room for opportunity.” METAL INJECTION 
 
"'The Serpent Only Lies' is going to be one of Crowbar’s best. That’s impressive any way you cut it." NERDIST 
 
"Kirk pairs his most sensitive lyrics with his 10-ton, cement-shoe riffs, and these tracks are amongst their best." METAL INSIDER