Savannah sludge punks Black Tusk are following 2016's great Pillars of Ash (which was their last to feature bassist Jonathan Athon, who sadly passed away in 2014) with TCTB on August 17 via Season of Mist, making this their first album for the label (following releases on Relapse). The first singles are "Agali" and "Burn the Stars," both of which are relentless crushers that veer closer to their punk side than their metal side. They make this album seem very promising, and you can listen to both below.

Black Tusk are also touring with Whores and White Nails in support of the album, including a Brooklyn show on August 26 at Saint Vitus with High Command on the bill too (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. A Perfect View of Absolutely Nothing
2. Closed Eye
3. Agali
4. Lab Rat
5. Scalped
6. Ghosts Roam
7. Ill At Ease
8. Rest With the Dead
9. Never Ending Daymare
10. Orange Red Dead
11. Whispers
12. Burn the Stars

Black Tusk / Whores / White Nails -- 2018 Tour Dates
8/9 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl **
8/10 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern **
8/11 St Louis, MO @ Fubar **
8/12 Omaha, NE @ Stoned Meadow Of Doom
8/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club **
8/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
8/17 Canton, OH @ Buzzbin
8/18 Columbus, OH @ Space Bar
8/19 Hamtramck, MI @ Small's
8/20 Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
8/22 Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
8/23 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
8/24 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
8/25 Montague, MA @ RPM Fest
8/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
8/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
8/29 Washington DC @ DC9
8/30 Charleston, WV @The Bakery
8/31 Wilmington, NC@ Reggies 42nd Street
9/01 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
9/02 Asheville, NC @ Heavy MTN Festival **

** = w/o Whores