Black Tusk

Punk Metal - United States

Black Tusk Band

There was blood, maybe a few tears too, but more than anything, it was sweat that markes this brand new release of BLACK TUSK called ‘TCBT’.

When BLACK TUSK first hit the streets with their debut EP, ‘When Kingdoms Fall’ in the year 2005, the band had grown out of the Savannah scene but right from the start with their own twist. The three-piece consisting of guitarist Andrew, Athon on bass, and drummer James with all sharing vocal duties added a dash of punk as well as a viscous heaviness and groove to the Savannah school of rock that some critics compared with various stoner and sludge outfits.

Flanked by further EPs, split-singles, and demos, BLACK TUSK steadily expanded both in reach and number of die-hard followers with each successive album, ‘The Fallen Kingdom’ (2007), ‘Passage Through Purgatory’ (2008), ‘Taste the Sin’ (2010), ‘Set the Dial’ (2011), and ‘Pillars of Ash’ (2016). Partly responsible for their success, are the strong live shows of the trio, which garnered early attention on tour with such heavy-weights as BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DOWN, WEEDEATER, and EYEHATEGOD. Meanwhile the band has toured and performed at most major metal festivals both at home and overseas.

Their latest full-length, ‘Pillars of Ash’ sadly had to appear posthumously for one member as the band had tragically lost their charismatic bass-player Athon through a motorcycle accident. With a heavy heart, BLACK TUSK decided to honour Athon’s memory by carrying on and recruited veteran musician and already long-time friend Corey Barhorst (EX-KYLESA) to take over his duties on the low end.

Now with the 6th studio album ‘TCBT’, which was recorded at The Garage Savannah and mixed by engineer and long-time collaborator Chris “Scary” Adams, BLACK TUSK show the world they lived through the kind of hardship and heartbreak that would cripple a lesser band, but it’s that dedication, gumption, and pure bullheaded stubbornness that took care of business, keeps taking care of business – and Taking Care of Black Tusk.


  • Andrew Fidler : guitar, vocals
  • Corey Barhorst : bass, vocals
  • James May : drums, vocals
Date Venue City Country Info
September 2nd, 2021 Odditorium Asheville ,NC United States
September 3rd, 2021 Muddy Roots Cookeville, TN United States
September 4th, 2021 Champion Brewing Charlottesville, VA United States
September 5th, 2021 Westside Bowl Youngstown, OH United States +Savage Master
September 6th, 2021 Diamond Pub Louisville, KY United States +Savage Master
September 7th, 2021 Sanctuary Detroit, MI United States +Savage Master
September 8th, 2021 Black Circle Brewing Co Indianapolis, IN United States +Savage Master
September 9th, 2021 Reggies Chicago, IL United States +Savage Master
September 10th, 2021 Full Terror Assault Cave-In-Rock, IL United States +Savage Master
September 11th, 2021 WAKE Brewing Rock Island, IL United States +Savage Master
September 12th, 2021 Elbow Room Wichita, KS United States +Savage Master
September 13th, 2021 Trees Dallas, TX United States +Savage Master
September 14th, 2021 The Lost Well Austin, TX United States +Savage Master
September 15th, 2021 Warehouse Live Houston, TX United States +Savage Master
September 16th, 2021 Santos New Orleans, LA United States +Savage Master
September 17th, 2021 Boggs Atlanta, GA United States +Savage Master
September 18th, 2021 Will's Pub Orlando, FL United States +Savage Master
Posted on June 10, 2021

Savannah, GA swamp rockers BLACK TUSK will be hitting the road in September for a two and a half week tour throughout the U.S.! The run will kick off on September 2 in Asheville, NC and will conclude on September 18 in Orlando, FL! The full run of dates can be found below and tickets are on sale NOW!

Posted on July 16, 2019

A pair of Georgia’s finest rockers are joining forces for a run of U.S. dates this September! Sludge rock ‘n’ rollers BLACK TUSK (Savannah) and blackened thrashers CLOAK (Atlanta) have announced six dates across the South. The trek will kick off on September 4 in New Orleans, LA and will conclude on September 9 in Memphis, TN. The full run can be found below.

Posted on May 7, 2019

BLACK TUSK have kicked off their previously announced European tour dates in support of their, in 2018 released, album ‘TCBT’. The tour will kick off at both Deserfests 2019 in London and Germany and sees the band traveling throughout 11 more countries until a final curtain at the D.K. Luksus in Wrocklaw (PL). A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

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