Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK has commenced work on material for a new EP, due this spring via Relapse Records.Comments drummer James May: "This new release is a mean one. It reminds me of a new twist on an old days BLACK TUSK sound. We got back together with Jay and Phillip Cope to turn this out with some of that earlier, brutal sound you might have heard back in the beginning albums. We figured it was about time to see what the old gang could do years later."
BLACK TUSK will take a break from the studio in March for a short run of headline dates, followed up by a run of shows with TODAY IS THE DAY, KEN MODE and FIGHT AMP. The tour begins March 1 in Spartanburg, South Carolina and runs through April 7 in Chicago, Illinois.
BLACK TUSK is scheduled to appear at this year's SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. Details and location will be announced shortly. Additionally, BLACK TUSK is working with UnBlock The Rock (UBTR), an independent grassroots movement, working tirelessly to bring Cuban metal band ESCAPE to the United States in March for this year's SXSW Music Festival And Conference in Austin, Texas to perform the first Cuban heavy metal concert on U.S. soil. To help UBTR quickly raise funds over the next few weeks to cover ESCAPE's travel and visa costs to SXSW, BLACK TUSK donated a track to "The Red Album", UBTR's first compilation CD now available by donation at www.unblocktherock.com.
BLACK TUSK's latest release, "Set The Dial", is available for purchase via Relapse.com.