US swamp metal trio Black Tusk have spent years filling the stages of their home county with sludge, and they’ve at last locked in their inaugural Australian tour.
Formed in 2005, Black Tusk is the union of members from Savannah, Georgia’s crust punk and street punk scenes. The trio set out to make something, heavier, dirtier, and Black Tusk was born. Their five LPs are a melding of pounding drums, agitated guitars, thunderous bass and howling, evil-spirited vocals.
The band’s latest LP, this year’s Pillars of Ash, is a memorial to former bassist Jonathan Athon, who was sadly killed in a motorcycle accident in 2014.
It’s also just as nasty as their earlier work; described by Consequence Of Soundas “a punked-up Mastodon, or even Motörhead stalking through the murk of the American south.”
See Black Tusk at Ding Dong Lounge on Friday August 5.