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Black Tusk

Formed: 2005
From: GA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Black Tusk News

Below is our complete Black Tusk news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Black Tusk Working On New EP

Savannah, GA's Black Tusk has commenced work on new material for an upcoming EP, scheduled to be released later this Spring via Relapse Records. Drummer James May commented on the progress of the release:

"This new release is a mean one. It reminds me of a new twist on an old days Black Tusk sound. We got back together with Jay and Phillip Cope to turn this out with some of that earlier, brutal sound you might have heard back in the beginning albums. We figured it was about time to see what the old gang could do years later."

The band will be taking a break from the studio in March for a short run of headline dates, followed up by a run of shows with Today is the Day, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. The tour begins March 1st in Spartanburg, SC and runs through April 7th in Chicago, IL. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...

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Today Is The Day Announces North American Tour

Today is the Day will embark on a North American tour this March and April, and has unleashed the first wave of confirmed dates today.

The band's upcoming brutal voyage will begin in the Northeast and storm south across the country on the way to SXSW for this year’s official ToneDeaf Touring showcase alongside Orange Goblin, KEN Mode, Mondo Generator and more. After the festivities in Austin the outfit will continue a clockwise path of chaos up through the Northwest and Midwest U.S. and into Canada.

Support for Today Is The Day throughout most of the venture will be provided by Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. But Black Tusk will drop from the trek after a month on the road, and will be replaced by a special guest to be announced shortly.

Additional American and Canadian shows and more action for this year’s SXSW and more will be confirmed soon as well. Stay tuned. Dates are as follows: More...

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Black Tusk Announces More Live Shows

In addition to a North American headline tour scheduled to begin this October, Savannah, Georgia's Black Tusk has announced three new headline dates. These dates are part of the release party weekend for the new split 7" that Black Tusk recorded with fellow Savannah metallers Dead Yet? The 7" is being released on Hyperrealist Records.

Black Tusk is touring in support of latest release "Set The Dial," which is streaming in full at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Split 7" Release Party Weekend
9/21: Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
9/22: Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
9/23: Columbia, SC @ The New Brookland Tavern

Fall North American Headline Tour:
10/13: Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
10/14: Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Skeletonwitch
10/15: Louisville, KY @ Magbar
10/16: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
10/17: Indianapolis, IN @ The Jukebox
10/18: Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
10/19: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/21: Billings, MT @ Manny's
10/22: Spokane, WA @ The A Club
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Highline
10/24: Portland, OR @ Plan B More...

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Black Tusk Announces New Tour Dates

Black Tusk has announced the dates for an upcoming tour that will feature Red Fang, Lord Dying, and Indian Handicrafts. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:

w/ Lord Dying:
Oct 26 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Oct 27 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Oct 28 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
Oct 30 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Oct 31 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
Nov 1 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Nov 2 Amarillo TX @ 12052 Event Center
Nov 3 Austin, TX @ Auditorium Shores - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 4 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Nov 5 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Nov 6 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Nov 7 Atlanta, GA @ Club 529
Nov 8 Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Nov 9 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

w/ Indian Handicrafts:
Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Nov 11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Nov 12 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
Nov 13 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
Nov 15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Nov 16 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick (w/Skeletonwitch)
Nov 17 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 19 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Nov 20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 21 Boise, ID Neurolux More...

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Bands Discuss Who They Would Collaborate With

At Metallica's Orion Fest, Metal Injection asked members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Kyng, Baroness, Black Tusk, Red Fang, Charred Walls of the Damned, Liturgy, Thy Will Be Done, Landmine Marathon, and Don Jamison if they could collaborate with any artist outside of their genre, in the vein of Metallica's collaboration with Lou Reed on Lulu, who would it be?

Check out their answers, some of which may surprise you, at this location or in the player below. More...

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Black Tusk Gearing Up For North American Tour

Savannah, Georgia's Black Tusk is in the midst of the band's first ever European headline tour. The run will wrap up this week with a festival appearance in Tonsberg, Norway with an appearance at Slottsfjell Fest.

Black Tusk has now confirmed a string of North American headlining dates for this fall. The run kicks off October 13th in Johnson City, TN and is scheduled to wrap up October 24th in Portland, Oregon. The band is touring in support of latest release "Set The Dial," which is streaming in full at this location.

European Tour With Okkultokrati:
7/19: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska
7/20: Tonsberg, Norway @ Slottsfjell Fest

Fall North American Headline Tour:
10/13: Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
10/14: Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Skeletonwitch
10/15: Louisville, KY @ Magbar
10/16: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
10/17: Indianapolis, IN @ The Jukebox
10/18: Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
10/19: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/21: Billings, MT @ Manny's
10/22: Spokane, WA @ The A Club
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Highline
10/24: Portland, OR @ Plan B
11/28: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall More...

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Bands Talk Most Metal Way To Celebrate The 4th

The Metal Injection team was on hand at the Orion Fest, and with the Independence Day holiday today in the United States, they asked members of Red Fang, The Sword, Black Tusk, The Black Dahlia Murder, Baroness, Charred Walls of the Damned, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, Thy Will Be Done and Don Jamison about the most metal way to celebrate America's birthday. Check out the video clip below or over at Metal Injection here. More...

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Black Tusk Announces Headlining Tour

Savannah, Georgia's Black Tusk has confirmed the group will be heading back to Europe this summer for a first ever European headlining tour. Support on the tour will come from Okkultokrati. The tour is scheduled to begin July 8th in Köln, Germany and run through July 20th in Tonsberg, Norway with an appearance at Slottsfjell Fest.

Black Tusk is currently on the road and will be joining back up with Municipal Waste's headlining tour, which will also feature special guests 3 Inches of Blood. The dates with Municipal Waste run from June 11th in Anaheim, CA and wrap up June 26th in New York, NY. A video trailer for all of the Black Tusk dates can be viewed below. More...

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Municipal Waste Gearing Up For North American Tour

Virginia's speed metal punks Municipal Waste are bringing their space terror back to North America beginning May 27th on a 2-leg headlining run presented by Scion A/V. The first leg features Black Tusk as support and the second leg features 3 Inches Of Blood as direct support with openers Black Tusk.

The band is out spreading the word about new album "The Fatal Feast" available now on Nuclear Blast. Tour dates are:

5/25: Las Vegas, NV @ Country Saloon - (Punk Rock Bowling Fest)

1st Leg - MUNICIPAL WASTE with Black Tusk
5/27: Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
5/28: Atlanta, GA @ 529
5/29: Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/30: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
6/1: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk / Chaos In Tejas Music Fest ***MW ONLY***
6/2: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
6/3: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
6/5: Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live

2nd Leg - MUNICIPAL WASTE with 3 Inches Of Blood & Black Tusk
6/11: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/12: Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
6/13: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
6/15: Seattle, WA @ Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room
6/16: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
6/19: Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
6/21: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
6/22: Columbus, OH @ Screaming Willies
6/23: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/24: Albany, NY @ Bogie's
6/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/26: New York, NY @ Santo's Party House

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Black Tusk Video Interview Available

The Age Of Metal had the chance to talk with bassist Jonathan Athon of Black Tusk during the band's stop in Scottsdale, AZ a couple weeks back. Check out footage of the interview below in which the band talks about the tour and the latest Black Tusk album "Set the Dial."

Black Tusk still has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Black Tusk Announces Shows With Down

Savannah, Georgia road warriors Black Tusk have confirmed that they will be joining Down and Haarp on a string of shows this May. The dates kick off May 18th in Broussard, Louisiana and are scheduled to wrap up on May 25th in Memphis, TN.

Black Tusk is currently on tour in support of the new album "Set the Dial." This run features headlining tour dates which will feature support from East of the Wall. Black Tusk's entire set from the show last week at The Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA is available for streaming here.

Following North American dates, Black Tusk will be heading over to Europe providing direct support to label mates Red Fang. The tour will kick off April 5th in Segrate, Italy and wraps up on May 5th in Essen, Germany. More...

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Doom Rules Pitchfork.com's SXSW Day Party at ND

South By Southwest 2012 maintained its tradition of billing a long list of heavy bands from an assortment of styles. Attendees began pouring in from every corner of the globe on the previous Friday to experience the interactive and film portion of the city-wide festival. Traditionally, at least during the last few years, the music segment starts five days later on Wednesday. Even though I attended a free show at Emo’s East featuring High on Fire, our coverage begins with Wednesday’s usual sonic circus.

Torn between the Thrasher/Converse Death Match Day Party at Scoot Inn and Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy show at ND, I opted for the Pitchfork show. The Thrasher show included legendary hardcore punk acts Fear and Cro-Mags as well as Nachtmystium, but I chose the doomed tones of Rwake, Pallbearer and Pilgrim at the Pitchfork.com show. More...

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Black Tusk Streaming Tonight's Live Show

Black Tusk is currently on tour in support of the band's new album "Set the Dial." This run features headlining tour dates which will feature support from East of the Wall, as well as a string of dates supporting Prong. The shows with Prong kick off tonight.

For anyone that hasn't yet had the chance to experience Black Tusk live and for fans that can't get enough, the band is streaming the performance from tonight's show at The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA. The stream can be accessed via The Viper Room's LiveStream channel here.

Following North American dates, Black Tusk will be heading over to Europe providing direct support to label mates Red Fang. The tour will kick off April 5th in Segrate, Italy and wraps up on May 5th in Essen, Germany. A teaser video for the tour can be viewed below, along with a complete list of dates. More...

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Black Tusk Announces In-Store Signing

Black Tusk is currently on tour in support of the new album "Set the Dial." This run features headlining tour dates with support coming from East of the Wall, label-mates Royal Thunder and Hull, plus a string of dates supporting Prong and select shows with Intronaut and Skeletonwitch in March.

Black Tusk will be taking part in an exclusive in store signing event on March 19th in Hollywood, CA at 6:00 PM. The signing will take place at Sound Check Hollywood, which is located at 8872 Sunset Blvd. For more information visit this location or call (310)-358-0280.

Following the North American dates, Black Tusk will be heading over to Europe providing direct support to label mates Red Fang. The tour will kick off April 5th in Segrate, Italy and wraps up on May 5th in Essen, Germany. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Asymmetry Fest 2012 Lineup Revealed

The Asymmetry Festival will be taking place from May 3rd - 5th in Poland, with full details available here. The following press release was issued about the fest:

"Asymmetry Festival is a unique event on the Central European scale. Successfully organized since four years, draws fans of the alternative music scene not only from Poland, but Germany, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and many other neighbouring countries as well. The festival constantly develops its formula in continuous searches for new music genres – genres which defy labelling. The event will take place, for the first time, in a special location on the map of Wroclaw – the XIXc. building of the Browar Mieszczanski [Bourgeois Brewery], which since many years is an important cultural point of the city.

"Apart from the location, the assumptions and priorities in attitude towards the invited artists have changed as well. Among the 40 bands performing there, there is a numerous group of innovative projects, which are difficult to come across on any European festival stage. So side by side with the legendary Sleep, Killing Joke, Red Fang or Amenra, the guests of Asymmetry will also witness performances of all-star groups, created exclusively to in order to open the artistic floodgates of musical visions and the need to evolve.

"Let yourself be carried away by the fun. Come to Wroclaw and become witnesses of something huge."

The lineup and schedule for the festival is as follows: More...

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East Of The Wall Kicks Off U.S. Tour

East of the Wall's month-long US tour is now underway, the Jersey technical metal practitioners having kicked off the festivities in their home state on Wednesday. After slaying the townspeople of Akron, Ohio last night alongside Hull, both acts will join up with Black Tusk for a raging evening in Chicago tonight. EOTW and 'Tusk will then take on most of the remainder of the tour together, including a slew of killer shows supporting Prong, Skeletonwitch, Royal Thunder, Intronaut, Gaza, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Hivesmasher and many more throughout the trek.

Recorded by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio in Brooklyn (Cave In, Pelican, Keelhaul, Unsane, Rosetta), "The Apologist" was released in late October, the CD/digital release of the album was handled by Translation Loss and the 2xLP via Antithetic Records. Stream "The Apologist" in its entirety courtesy of BrooklynVegan at this location.

3/09/2012 Ultra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Black Tusk, Royal Thunder, Hull
3/10/2012 I Rock - Detroit, MI w/ Black Tusk, Royal Thunder, Hull
3/11/2012 Camelot Arena - Portage, IN w/ Black Tusk, Royal Thunder, Hull
3/12/2012 Fubar - St. Louis, MO w/ Black Tusk, Royal Thunder, Hull
3/13/2012 Stone Pony - Fayetteville, AR w/ Black Tusk, Royal Thunder, Hull
3/14/2012 The Rouge - Fayetteville, AR w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Volumes
3/15/2012 Warehouse 21 - Santa Fe, NM w/North, Distances, Cassovita, Obelisk
3/16/2012 Chaser's - Scottsdale, AZ w/ Intronaut, Black Tusk
3/17/2012 The Rock - Tucson, AZ w/ Black Tusk, Intronaut
3/18/2012 Palo Verde - Tempe, AZ w/ Pigeonwing
3/19/2012 The Whiskey - West Hollywood, CA w/ Black Tusk, Intronaut
3/21/2012 Ruby Room - San Diego, CA w/ Prong, Black Tusk
3/22/2012 Holland Project - Reno, NV w/ Early Graves
3/23/2012 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV w/ Prong, Black Tusk
3/24/2012 Malone's- Santa Ana, CA
3/26/2012 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA w/ Prong, Black Tusk, Polarization
3/27/2012 Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA w/ Black Tusk
3/28/2012 Rotture - Portland, OR w/ Black Tusk
3/29/2012 Hell's Kitchen - Tacoma, WA w/ Black Tusk
3/30/2012 Highline - Seattle, WA w/ Black Tusk
3/31/2012 The Venue - Boise, ID w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Tusk
4/01/2012 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Black Tusk, Gaza
4/02/2012 Moe's - Englewood, CO w/ Black Tusk
4/03/2012 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO w/ Black Tusk
4/04/2012 Downtown Music Hall - Little Rock, AR
4/05/2012 The Birdhoue - Knoxville, AR w/ Hivesmasher
4/06/2012 Case De Mise - Dayton OH w/ Hivesmasher
4/07/2012 Yeager Locust Grove - Mercer, PA w/ Hivesmasher

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Black Tusk Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Savannah, Georgia's Black Tusk has confirmed an appearance at this year's Roadburn Festival on Thursday April 12th in Tilburg, Holland. Coinciding with this special appearance, Black Tusk will be providing direct support to label mates Red Fang. The tour will kick off April 5th in Segrate, Italy and wraps up on May 5th in Essen, Germany. A complete list of dates can be found below. The band commented:

"We are honored for the Roadburn staff to have selected us to play Roadburn this year, huge thank you's to Walter and everyone else! This is something that the band has wanted to do for some time now and we are ready to rock out and have a good time with everyone in Tilburg!! Ever since we found out about Red Fang, we have wanted to hit the road with them for a tour, and now we are getting to travel and play shows together in Europe! It should be an amazing tour full of amazing shows and awesome people; we'll see you out there!"

Also in support of the latest release "Set the Dial," Black Tusk has lined up a slew of North American tour dates. This run will feature headlining tour dates with support coming from East of the Wall, label-mates Royal Thunder and Hull, plus a string of dates supporting Prong and select shows with Intronaut and Skeletonwitch in March. Upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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MetalSucks Announces SXSW Showcase

MetalSucks has announced a second annual "South by South Death" showcase for the upcoming 2012 festival, in association with Metal Injection and Metal Insider.

The official showcase will take place at the patio stage of Barbarella, 615 Red River Street, starting at 7pm on Wednesday, March 14th. High on Fire, Darkest Hour, Nachtmystium, Intronaut, Black Tusk, Holy Grail and Monstro will all perform at the show. Peavey and Ddrum are providing additional support. Further details are available here. More...

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Red Fang Announces More European Tour Dates

Having just wrapped up a successful American and European tour with Mastodon, Relapse recording artists Red Fang have announced their next trek through Europe. Red Fang will be starting the next leg of it's European tour with labelmates Black Tusk , starting April 5th in Italy and concluding it's run on May 8th in St. Petersburg. The list of dates follows:

Apr. 5 Segrate (MI), Italy Magnolia
Apr. 6 Rome, Italy Traffic
Apr. 7 Montecchio Maggiore (VI), Italy E20 Underground
Apr. 8 Bulle, Switzerland Ebullition
Apr. 9 Lyon, France TBA
Apr. 10 Nantes, France Le Ferrailleur
Apr. 11 Paris, France Les Combustibles
Apr. 12 Tilburg, Netherlands Roadburn Festival Tickets
Apr. 13 Torhout, Belgium Club de B
Apr. 14 Marbehan , Belgium Bois Des Isles
Apr. 15 Southampton, UK Joiners
Apr. 16 Manchester, UK Star and Garter
Apr. 17 Wrexham, UK Central Station
Apr. 18 London, UK Underworld
Apr. 19 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
Apr. 20 Leeuwarden, Netherlands Asteriks
Apr. 21 Berlin, Germany Desertfest
Apr. 22 Athens, Greece An Club (RED FANG ONLY)
Apr. 24 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia
Apr. 26 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
Apr. 27 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Apr. 28 Winterthur, Schweiz Gaswerk
Apr. 29 Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse Bar
Apr. 30 Bozen, Italy Halle 28
May 1 Wien, Austria Arena
May 2 München, Germany Feierwerk
May 3 Wroclaw, Poland Asymetry Festival
May 4 Kiel, Germany Schaubude
May 5 Essen, Germany Cafe Nova
May 6 Kiev, Ukraine TBA
May 7 Moscow, Russia Plan B
May 8 St. Petersburg, Russia Orlandina More...

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East Of The Wall Announces Tour With Black Tusk

Following the release of the band's third LP, "The Apologist," New Jersey-based quintet East of the Wall has just confirmed a month-long tour of the country this March and into April.

Having already endured a rigorous self-booked trek of America in the Fall months, this second wave of touring in support of "The Apologist" will see East of the Wall laying down its oppressively technical wall of progressive metal dissonance alongside Black Tusk for the entire trek. Performances with Prong, Skeletonwitch, Royal Thunder, Intronaut, Gaza and more killer acts fuel the tour as well. A full list of confirmed dates is listed below, with more to be confirmed and added in the days ahead.

Stream "The Apologist" in its entirety courtesy of BrooklynVegan at this location. More...

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