Entries tagged with: Blacktusk
by Fred Pessaro
Black Tusk at The Studio at Webster Hall, May 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Ready for this one? Black Tusk only have four tour dates right now, and none are in NYC. I know thats a hard pill to swallow considering the hard-touring nature of this Savannah swamp metal band.
But Black Tusk still isn't taking a true break though, readying the release of Tend No Wounds, a new six-song EP via Relapse on July 23, 2013. Head below for the video for "In Days of Woe" along with a shockingly small amount of tour dates.
Kvelertak @ The Studio at Webster Hall, 5/17/2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Kvelertak brought the temperature up a few degrees in the basement of Webster Hall, when the band joined Cancer Bats and Black Tusk as part of a sold-out show at The Studio on May 17. More sweaty, stage-divey, rafter-hang-y pictures are at InvisibleOranges. The show was part of a tour for the Norwegian party-metal crew in celebration of their new LP, Meir, out now.
Kvelertak at by:Larm 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Norway's Kvelertak will hit the road for a full North American tour with Cancer Bats and Black Tusk in April and May. The Norwegian party monsters, who are prepping to release their new LP , will kick off dates with a show in Chicago and head west and south before looking back towards the Northeast. The tour includes a stop in NYC at The Studio @ Webster Hall on May 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10AM.
Black Tusk is missing from parts of those dates (including NYC), but will be on the road with Today is The Day / KEN Mode in the coming weeks. Tickets are still available for their appearance at Saint Vitus on March 6 and their Studio @ Webster Hall on March 8 .
All tour dates and Kvelertak's latest video for "Bruane Brenn" are below.
Black Tusk / Red Fang @ Saint Vitus, 11/12/2013
Red Fang and Black Tusk played their second of two NYC shows together last night at Saint Vitus (11/12), and though Indian Handcrafts dropped off due to visa troubles, Lord Dying was more than able to pick up the slack opening the show. The show was the third in two days for Black Tusk, who also played Acheron as part of a Sandy benefit as well as Bowery Ballroom earlier that evening (11/11).
The show was one of two that I went to that evening, stopping by MHoW to catch Death Grips with Mykki Blanco. Pictures from MHoW are HERE, but you can check out more pics from Saint Vitus below.
photos by Wyatt Marshall
Municipal Waste at Santos, 6/26/2012
The Waste concluded a tour with 3 Inches of Blood and Black Tusk at Santos Party House in NYC last night (6/26). Photos from the show are below, along with a list of European tour dates for the Richmond band and that "You're Cut Off" video.
Kirk on stage with Down at Nokia Theater (more by Nathaniel Shannon)
Metalsucks: I guess first thing's first, man: how are you? I know you've been to rehab recently. Is that something that you're still involved in?New Orleans guitar god Kirk Windstein is distancing himself from his chemical dependencies and Crowbar will hit the road for a string of dates with Black Tusk (who recently played NYC with Buzzov*en). That tour that will include a show at Santos Party House on December 5th with A Life Once Lost (who is also playing the Metalsucks/1000Knives CMJ showcase). Tickets are on sale.
It's actually not rehab. I'm in AA and attending meetings. Today is the 48th day, so I'm feeling good, man.
Congratulations. That's great. Was this something that you were coming to terms with for awhile?
Thank you. It's all good. Yeah, totally, it's been difficult. It's one of those things when I'm at home I'm fine. I play in three bands, and this past summer was overkill. I went to Europe four times between the beginning of April and the end of July: twice with Crowbar and twice with Down. I had other problems in the past - cocaine and whatever. That hasn't been an issue for over a year, thank god. Little by little, when I'm at home everything is fine. I might drink some beer at night, but I don't get drunk or anything. I go to the gym, workout, I'm on a schedule and everything's cool. If I don't have the responsibility of a gig everyday, I end up (out of boredom and loneliness) drinking to pass the boredom basically. It got to be too much, man. This has got to stop. You know?
Kirk is currently finishing up the new Crowbar LP, which will see release on E1 next year. The 12 track effort will be the band's first release since 2005's Lifesblood for the Downtrodden. Windstein is also featured on the recently released Diary Of A Mad Band set by Down, which features two-disc document of a show in London and a 130-minute DVD as well chronicling the history of the band. Down is Kirk, Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod), Rex Brown (Pantera), and Pepper Keenan (of Corrosion of Conformity, but not Animosity COC, who recently played NYC).
All dates and some videos below...
photos by Samantha Marble, words by BBG
Threats of hurricane, cancellations (the boat, not to mention Javelina bowed out due to illness), and a dozen years away from NYC could not stop the return of Buzzov*en to NYC, who played Public Assembly on 9/30 as part of a short string of dates.
Ramming Speed and Black Tusk supported the southern sludge lords, BT's second show in NYC in as many months (they supported Fu Manchu at Santos in September). Ramming Speed opened the show and the band's thrashy blackened riffs were impressive and way too fun; this band is too good to be opening shows for much longer.
Catch Ramming Speed and Black Tusk on the road; tour dates, with more pictures from Public Assembly, below...
DOWNLOAD: Javelina - "Step Child" (MP3)
Javelina @ the BV-BBG Northside Fest Showcase (more by Jason Walker)
As if that week wasn't insane enough... BrooklynVegan, in association with Chronic Youth, present Javelina + Blacktusk + Batillus + a secret guest headliner (*coughsouthernlordcough*) at The Charleston on 11/18. No tickets, but the door will only cost you $10.
Javelina recently dropped the must hear Beasts Among Sheep, and it's definitely one of my favorite records of 2009 (much like in 2008). The band recently replaced their drummer and returned from a larger tour to promote the smashing new LP.
Blacktusk hails from Savannah, and their swampridden take on crusty thrash was heavily apparent on their great Passage Through Purgatory LP as well as their recent splits with the great Fight Amp, ASG, and Holy Mountain (one of their last recordings). The ASG and Holy Mountain splits are available through Ebullition, and you can pick up that Fight Amp split via Brutal Panda.
Batillus are cooling off after a killer tour with Salome and Hull, but the band's drummer Geoff Summers is currently touring Europe with A Storm of Light along with Will Lindsay of Wolves In The Throne Room who joins on as a second guitarist. A Storm of Light plays it's album release party on 11/18 at Ace of Clubs with Goes Cube (who we just interviewed) & Biclops.
The Javelina/Blacktusk/Batillus show caps an unreal week of great metal in NYC: