Black Tusk Premiere New Song “Scalped”

Black Tusk have premiered a new song titled “Scalped.” This track is from the band’s new album “T.C.B.T.” which will be released on August 17. The group commented:

“Life is short, finish what you start and mean what you do. Not everyone does and not everyone gets to. Live your life; no regrets”

[via Metal Hammer]

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Black Tusk Premiere New Song “Burn The Stars”, Announce North American Tour

Black Tusk have premiered a new song titled “Burn The Stars,” via Revolver. This track is from the band’s new album “T.C.B.T.” which will be released on August 17. The group commented:

“‘Burn The Stars‘ is a nod to our punk roots, and highlights a journey through the unknown and sense of the fury towards the uncertain; enjoy!”

In other news, the band have also announced a North American tour. WhiteNails and Whores. will serve as support on non-festival dates.

Tour Dates:

08/09 Atlanta, GA – The Earl (no Whores.)
08/10 Lexington, KY – The Green Lantern (no Whores.)
08/11 St Louis, MO – Fubar (no Whores.)
08/12 Omaha, NE – Stoned Meadow Of Doom Festival
08/14 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club (no Whores.)
08/15 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
08/16 Chicago, IL – Reggies
08/17 Canton, OH – Buzzbin
08/18 Columbus, OH – Space Bar
08/19 Hamtramck, MI – Small’s
08/20 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
08/22 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
08/23 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
08/24 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
08/25 Montague, MA – RPM Fest
08/26 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
08/29 Washington DC – DC9
08/30 Charleston, WV – The Bakery
08/31 Wilmington, – NC Reggies 42nd Street
09/01 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
09/02 Asheville, NC – Heavy Mountain Festival

Black Tusk Premiere New Song “Agali”, Reveal Details For New Album “T.C.B.T.”

Black Tusk have premiered a new song titled “Agali,” via Decibel. This track is from the band’s new album “T.C.B.T.” which will be released on August 17.

“T.C.B.T.” Track Listing:

01. “A Perfect View of Absolutely Nothing”
02. “Closed Eye”
03. “Agali”
04. “Lab Rat”
05. “Scalped”
06. “Ghosts Roam”
07. “Ill at Ease”
08.” Rest with the Dead”
09. “Never Ending Daymare”
10. “Orange Red Dead”
11. “Whispers”
12. “Burn the Stars”

The band said the following about the album:

“We decided to entitle this record ‘TCBT.’ Its a play on TCB, taking care of business, add a T to the end and its Taking Care of Black Tusk. Its an idea, a slogan if you will that James and Athon came up with some years ago, and since his passing and essentially the reformation of this band we found it fitting for a title.

We turned inward after ‘Pillars Of Ash‘. Corey came on board and we did the tours to support that record playing the songs that we had written with Athon, Then we took some time off and learned how to write with a new member, we took our time and worked out our ideas, we brought new ideas and talents into the fold. This record is something that we are truly proud of, its the culmination of two years of reworking ourselves as a band.

We’ve closed one chapter of this band are starting anew, we are Taking Care of Black Tusk. We recorded this record as a three piece and are going to tour to perform it as a four piece. With a nod to our past and with the knowledge of lessons learned and experience gained, we are heading back out full throttle with a new energy and a new band. When you listen, you will hear Black Tusk, not the old as was, but a new Black Tusk keeping tour roots and carving a new path.”

They also added the following about the song:

“Simply put, Agali means ‘to return.’ I learned of the word from the bandmates of Victoria Scalisi, she passed away from cancer this year along with another of our close friends Jake Trout. Victoria and her bands inspired us to do what we do today and her and Jake were family to us.

This song to us is about passing on and your spirit and energy returning itself into the lives of the people who were close to you and even the lives of complete strangers. Our time here is short and when our bodies pass on, hopefully the good things that we have done and the ideas we have spread will return. So this song is dedicated to the memories of Jake and Victoria, may you always return.”

Black Tusk Sign With Season Of Mist

Black Tusk have signed a new worldwide deal with Season Of Mist, and plan to release their new album through the label later this year. The effort, which is being recorded at the Garage Savannah, will be co-produced by the band and Aphelion. Chris “Scary” Adams will handle the mixing, while Brad Boatright will handle the mastering. The group commented:

“After more than a decade of pushing through as a band, we have opened a new chapter and are ready and excited for everyone to hear it.”

This will be the first album to feature Corey Barhorst, who took over for Jonathan Athon after his tragic death in 2014.

Black Tusk Announce 2016 European Tour

Black Tusk have announced a headlining European tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Red Apollo, Hark, and Herder on select dates.

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Tour Dates:

10/26 Dresden, GER – Groovestation (with Red Apollo)
10/27 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia (with Red Apollo)
10/28 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash (with Red Apollo)
10/29 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club (with Red Apollo)
10/30 Cologne, GER – MTC (with Red Apollo)
10/31 Frankfurt, GER – Nachtleben (with Red Apollo)
11/01 Nijmegen, NET – Merleyn (with Red Apollo)
11/03 London, UK – Boston Music Room (with Hark)
11/04 Norwich, UK – The Owl Sanctuary (with Hark)
11/05 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/06 Glasgow, UK – Audio (with Hark)
11/07 Bristol, UK – Exchange (with Hark)
11/08 Antwerp, BEL – Het Bos (with Herder)
11/09 Paris, FRA – La Mecanique Ondulatoire (with Herder)
11/10 Bordeaux, FRA – Void (with Herder)
11/11 San Sebastian, SPA – Dabadaba (with Herder)
11/12 Madrid, SPA – Taboo (with Herder)
11/13 Barcelona, SPA – Rocksound (with Herder)
11/15 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo Werk 21 (with Herder)
11/16 Milan, ITA – Lo-Fi Club (with Herder)
11/17 Rome, ITA – Init Club (with Herder)
11/18 Bologna, ITA – Freak Out Club (with Herder)
11/19 Arbizzano, ITA – Officina Degli Angeli (with Herder)
11/20 Stuttgart, GER – Universum (with Herder)
11/21 Munich, GER – Backstage Club (with Herder)
11/22 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar (with Herder)
11/23 Budapest, HUN – Durer-Kert (with Herder)
11/24 Bratislava, SLO – Fuga (with Herder)
11/25 Prague, CZE – Klub 007 (with Herder)