One of my favorite bands of all time is Black Tusk and for good reason. The band is definitely a force to be reckoned with and it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that bassist and vocalist Jonathan Athon has passed away due to injuries he attained in a motorcycle accident. He was put into a medically-induced coma and was later taken off of life support. It was his wish that he not be sustained on life-support. It is sad to see such a talented person pass away at such a young age. Jonathan was 32. After the jump you can see a few of Black Tusk‘s videos in which you can see Athon in action as well as read a statement from the band. Farewell, Jonathan. Continue reading
Southern sludge lords Black Tusk have been a long standing favorite of mine and I get so pumped every time the band release new material. When I started reading the news sites today, I found out that Black Tusk were streaming their new 7″ Vulture’s Eye, which totally kills (and is totally available today!). This band keeps getting better, I think and this 7″ proves it. Check out the two heavy punches after the jump courtesy of MetalSucks. Continue reading
Black Tusk will be hitting the road in late October for a Fall U.S. headlining run with Inter Arma in tow. The full touring schedule can be found after the break. Get your buttocks to one of these shows, man!
Finally a fucking music video I can get behind. I love Black Tusk, I love their latest effort Tend No Wounds, which was a sludge grand slam and I love this new music video for their song “Truth Untold.” The last few music videos I have posted about have been pretty lame, but this one owns. Travel alongside the members of Black Tusk as they attempt to get to a show. There are numerous obstacles standing in their way, but they manage to over come them all. Check out the video below and be sure to pick up your copy of Tend No Wounds. Continue reading
I fucking adore Black Tusk. Their latest EP Tend No Wounds is absolutely incredible (if you haven’t yet, read my review here) and now you can hear the album for yourself. How, you ask? The fine people at Punknews.org are currently streaming Tend No Wounds in full and you know you want to listen to it. Why wouldn’t you?
Hello there, folks. I told you I would be posting a lot of reviews, so here is the next batch of Quick Reviews. This time I stuck mainly to the sludge/doom/stoner genre and all of the following records kicked my fucking ass. If you have slept on any of these albums this year, do yourself a favor and wake the fuck up. After the jump we have reviews for Age Of Woe, Lair Of The Minotaur and Black Tusk. Expect more reviews to come. Continue reading
Southern sludge purveyors Black Tusk have announced plans to release a new EP in July. I don’t know about you folks, but I am extremely excited. Black Tusk are an amazing band whom I have loved throughout their career. There is no doubt that this album will be chock full of heavy, down-tuned riffs and vicious execution. You’re already excited aren’t you? Continue reading
After being teased by five chaotic tracks, KEN Mode are finally streaming their new record Entrench over at Pitchfork. Jesus H. Christ! This album is as vicious as I hoped it would be. Frontman Jesse Matthewson had this to add on the new album:
This is KEN mode’s statement: we are coming for you. ‘Entrench’ is our message, and we will not stop until it is jammed down everyone’s throats. This album is the most aggressive, catchy, and dynamic work we’ve ever done, and we refuse to quit or take prisoners. We’ll be on the road from now until the beginning of June straight supporting ‘Entrench’, blanketing North America and Europe with venomous hostility
The album will be officially released on March 19th. Be sure to check out the band with Today is the Day, Fight Amp and Black Tusk on the road this month! Dates are provided below.
The mighty Kvelertak have announced a new North American headlining tour in support of their highly anticipated new record, Meir, which will see a release through Roadrunner Records on March 26th. The band will be accompanied by the likes of Cancer Bats and Black Tusk for this little tour and believe me when I say that faces will be melted. Check out the full schedule below.
On top of the previously announced splits this far into the year, 2013 will also see the release of a new split 7″ between Savannah’s own Black Tusk and Dead Yet?. If you are at all familiar with Black Tusk, then you know that their brand of sludge metal sounds good throughout their catalog. I say good, but of course I mean great. They are an amazing band and I have been aching for new tunes from them since Set The Dial came out. And then there is Dead Yet?, who I am fairly new to. From the first track I listened to this band, I was hooked. I am super stoked to see these guys paired with Black Tusk for this split. Continue reading