Showing posts with label Black Tusk. Show all posts
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

BLACK TUSK Announce European Tour #tourdates #originalphotos #videointerview #metal

Black Tusk is one of our favorites in the metal genre and maybe the only "swamp metal" band around.   Here's our original video interview with the guys and our live show shots from a number of their Chicago gigs over the past few years.

BLACK TUSK have confirmed that they will return to Europe this autumn to tour on the back of their brand new EP Tend No Wounds. The trio from Savannah, Georgia will be supported on all dates by Fight Amp.

The band commented:

"BLACK TUSK is excited to be returning to Europe and the UK to support our new EP Tend No Wounds.  This will be our first time extensively touring the UK as well and we are excited to see new cities show up on the routing that aren't usually there.  We couldn't be sharing the stage with a bunch of better dudes than Fight Amp and we are looking forward to slaying some shows and drinking some beers with all our buddies on the other side of the pond!"

Additionally, Brutal Panda Records has repressed the long out-of-print BLACK TUSK / Fight Amp split 7", featuring artwork from Baroness frontman John Baizley, specifically for the tour.  The split is also available for order here.

Tend No Wounds is a six track EP that takes you on a twenty minute ride of raging Southern rock and pure adrenaline, providing the perfect stop-gap between their last album  - Set The Dial - and their next. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina. Tend No Wounds will be available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be pre-ordered from the Relapse Records Store HERE.

BLACK TUSK has also announced a handful of regional tour dates for this summer.  They start July 24th in Augusta, GA and runs through July 27th in Memphis, TN. 

The tracklisting is:
1. A Cold Embrace
2. Enemy of Reason
3. The Weak and the Wise
4. Internal/Eternal
5. Truth Untold
6. In Days of Woe

Full European tour dates are:

13.09.13 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er 
14.09.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix  
16.09.13 France Toulouse @ Le Saint des Seins 
17.09.13 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 3   
18.09.13 Spain Madrid @ La Boite 
19.09.13 Portugal Porto @ Armazém do Chá  
20.09.13 Spain Bilbao @ Azkena  
21.09.13 France Montpellier @ Secret Place 
22.09.13 Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club 
23.09.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk 
24.09.13 Switzerland Geneve @ l'usine 
25.09.13 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo Werk 21 
26.09.13 Austria Wien @ Arena 
27.09.13 Poland Wroclaw @ Obserwatorium 
28.09.13 Poland Bydgoszcz @  Estrada stagebar 
29.09.13 Czech Rep Prague @ 007 
30.09.13 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia  
01.10.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang 
02.10.13 Norway Stavanger @ Checkpoint Charlie 
03.10.13 Norway Oslo @ Revolver 
04.10.13 Sweden Linköping @ Lorient
06.10.13 Holland Hengelo @ Metropool KZ 
07.10.13 UK London @ Barfly  
08.10.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar 
09.10.13 UK Manchester @ Alter Ego 
10.10.13 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks 
11.10.13 UK Bath @ Green Park Tavern 
12.10.13 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova

North American Dates:
July 24                        Augusta, GA                           Sky City
July 25                        Chattanooga, TN                    JJ's Bohemia
July 26                        Louisville, KY                         Diamond Pub
July 27                        Memphis, TN                                     New Daisy Theater

To keep up to date with all things BLACK TUSK please visit:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

BLACK TUSK Premiere Video on Invisible Oranges and Brooklyn Vegan New Tour Dates Announced #metal

Black Tusk... Hard rockin' metal heads, self proclaimed "Swamp Metal Band" and all around funny guys are some of our favorites here at ChiIL Live Shows.   

**Check out ChiIL Live Shows' original Black Tusk video interview from the basement recesses of Reggie's Rock Club-Chi, IL and a bunch of our live show shots right here.**
Savannah, GA's BLACK TUSK will release their new EP Tend No Wounds on July 23rd via Relapse Records.  The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC.   The artwork was created by Brian Mercer (Eyehategod, Lamb of God, Zoroaster).

Tend No Wounds will be available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be pre-ordered from the Relapse Records Store
Today the band has teamed up with Invisible Oranges and Brooklyn Vegan for an exclusive premiere of their video for the song "In Days of Woe".  Check it out on Invisible Oranges HERE and on Brooklyn Vegan HERE.

BLACK TUSK has also announced a handful of regional tour dates for this summer.  They start July 24th in Augusta, GA and runs through July 27th in Memphis, TN. 

Tend No Wounds is a 6 song/20 minute blast of high octane raging Southern rock/metal that merges the classic original backwoods metallic hardcore Black Tusk sound with the newer more polished rock based tunes the band has honed after years on the road on the road with bands like Baroness, Skeletonwitch, Mastodon, Kvelertak and more. 

Updated BLACK TUSK news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website and BLACK TUSK Facebook page.

Tend No Wounds Tracklisting:
1.     A Cold Embrace
2.     Enemy of Reason
3.     The Weak and the Wise
4.     Internal/Eternal
5.     Truth Untold
6.     In Days of Woe

Black Tusk Live:
July 24                        Augusta, GA                           Sky City
July 25                        Chattanooga, TN                    JJ's Bohemia
July 26                        Louisville, KY                         Diamond Pub
July 27                        Memphis, TN                                     New Daisy Theater

Thursday, April 4, 2013

INCOMING: Chi, IL Live Shows on Our Radar Thurs-Sunday 4/4-7 #originalphotos #originalbandinterview

March Fourth This Friday at Martyr's (21+) 
Portland's circus punk marching band


Spring means music in Chi-town and the excellent shows are pouring into town.   Here's a short list of our top picks.

*We've been giving you the heads up about most of these over at our FB page and Twitter feed for weeks if not months in some cases.   If you still haven't gotten tickets, get outta the house and go already.  

As always, check out ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We have loads of original content band interviews, live show shots, tour news, and giveaways.

Thursday 4/4

Mutts Object Permanance album release @ Hideout (21+)

Paper Thick Walls open

Mutts CD Release Party!


Paper Thick Walls

Thu, April 4, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


When Flying Feels Like Falling (all ages) These Chi-town punk kin have a string of upcoming gigs here.   They may still be in high school, but these alums of Girls Rock! Chicago already have some major fest cred & battle of the bands wins under their belts.

THU APR 4, 2013 - 7:00 PM

When Flying Feels Like Falling

Stop The Silence!
with Cellar Rats, Seraphina Mushroom Jello Nelson, Tocsin, The Hanging Garden, Flagass
Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln Chicago (near the Fullerton Brownline stop)
Chicago, IL
Local bands include... 

Seraphina Mushroom Jello Nelson 
The Hanging Garden 
Cellar Rats- 
When Flying Feels Like Falling- 

Please bring donations, anything is appreciated, all of the money will be going to RVA. 

*Greenhouse Theater has a cash bar for this event: food, drinks, whatever.* 

All ages! 

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics: 

-Every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. 
-54% of rapes/sexual assaults are not reported to the police 
-Out of every 100 rapes, 46 get reported to the police, 
12 lead to an arrest, 9 get prosecuted, 5 lead to a felony conviction, and only 3 rapists will ever spend a single day in jail. 
-97% of rapists walk free. 
Speak up against Rape Culture! 

Friday 4/5

March Fourth Punk Rock Marching Band at Martyr's
Click the link to check out full details on the show along with ChiIL Live Shows' original content--March Fourth HD videos and live show shots.

Bright White at Reggies (support for Makeshift Prodigy)

Chicago post-punk group The Bright White (confirmed for Lollapalooza) will open for Makeshift Prodigy at Reggie's Rock Club, 2105 S. State St, on Friday, April 5. Show is 7PM, ages 17+ and $12-$15.  Click here for tickets.

Anthrax at House of Blues

Also recommended Friday:
Bailiff at Subterranean
The Lauren Wolf Band at The Metro

Saturday 4/6

Wovenhand / Wrekmeister Harmonies / Bruce

Lamont & Eric Chaleff
Empty Bottle

Todd Kessler and Alexis Marceaux, both alums of NBC's The Voice, will be playing a show together at Tonic Room on Saturday, April 6.

Todd Kessler and his band the New Folk headline with Alexis Marceaux (also featured on HBO's Treme) and her band, Alexis & the Samurai, as direct support. Mike Mangione & the Union will open the show.

Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band with Jimbo Mathus and Alvin Youngblood Hart
Sat. 04/06 | 8:00PM @ Cubby Bear

Sunday 4/7

Monday, November 19, 2012

Black Tusk Video Interview With ChiIL Live Shows and More #metal

ChiIL Mama caught up with self proclaimed "Swamp Metal" band, Black Tusk, for an interview in the basement of Reggie's Rock Club--Chicago 6/21/12.   They were on tour with Municipal Waste, and we'll have our original interview with Municipal Waste, along with our live show footage and stills, up in the very near future.

Check out our LIVE show photos from Black Tusk at Reggies Rock Club 6/2012 here.  Footage coming soon.

Check out our past Black Tusk show shots from their last two gigs at Ultra Lounge here.

Black Tusk just came back through town Saturday 11/17 and killed it at Subterranean, opening for another favorite of ours, Red Fang.   

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We'll have original stills and live show footage from Sub T up very soon.    It was a rager indeed!

Check out our video interview with Red Fang & original LIVE pit photos from their tour opening for Mastodon at The Riv 11-11-11 right here.

Red Fang Hank is Dead official video

Click here for official web sites:

Red Fang
Black Tusk
Municipal Waste

Thursday, August 30, 2012

BLACK TUSK Announce New Headline Dates-11/17 Subterranean

**Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We have an exclusive video interview with Black Tusk and more live show shots from their set at Reggies Rock Club coming soon.**

In addition to their North American headline tour scheduled to begin this October, Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK have announced three new headline dates.   These dates are part of the release party weekend for the new Split 7" that BLACK TUSK recorded with fellow Savannah metallers Dead Yet?  The 7" is being released on Hyperrealist Records.  These dates are scheduled for the weekend of September 21st in Jacksonville, FL, Savannah, GA, and Columbia, SC

BLACK TUSK will be embarking on a North American headline tour beginning October 13th in Johnson City, TN and wrapping up October 24th in Portland, Oregon.  

Following their headline run, BLACK TUSK will be on the road providing direct support to label mates Red Fang.  This run will kick off October 26th in Sacramento, CA and run through November 21st in Boise, ID.   A complete list of all dates can be found below.

BLACK TUSK is touring in support of their latest release Set The Dial which is streaming in full at this location.  The album is available for purchase via here and iTuneshere

Updated BLACK TUSK news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website and BLACK TUSK Facebook page.

Split 7" Release Party Weekend

9/21: Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar

9/22: Savannah, GA @ The Jinx

9/23: Columbia, SC @ The New Brookland Tavern

Fall North American Headline Tour: 

10/13: Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway

10/14: Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Skeletonwitch

10/15: Louisville, KY @ Magbar

10/16: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia

10/17: Indianapolis, IN @ The Jukebox

10/18: Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail

10/19: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

10/21: Billings, MT @ Manny's

10/22: Spokane, WA @ The A Club

10/23: Seattle, WA @ Highline

10/24: Portland, OR @ Plan B
*** Oct 26-Nov 9 w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying ***
10/26: Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's

10/27: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's

10/28: West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour

10/30: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

10/31: Tucson, AZ @ Plush

11/1: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

11/2: Amarillo, TX @ 12052 Event Center

11/4: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs

11/5: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves

11/6: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café

11/7: Atlanta, GA @ Club 529

11/8: Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade

11/9: Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
*** Nov 10-21 w/ Red Fang & Indian Handcrafts ***
11/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

11/11: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

11/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

11/13: Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs

11/15: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

11/16: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

11/17: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

11/19: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

11/21: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
BLACK TUSK Headlines
11/28: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall

Thursday, June 21, 2012


ChiIL Live Shows--Black Tusk-headliners at Ultra Lounge last March

Today's the day.   We gave you the heads up about both line ups weeks ago, but this is it.  ChiIL Live Shows will be catching up with Municipal Waste and Black Tusk for Video Interviews and we'll be shooting stills at their sets at Reggies.   Click here for tickets and all the details. 






photo credit-Empty Bottle site

Then if we can still make it over to Empty Bottle, we plan to catch the end of:


Thu Jun 21 2012 9:00 PM
$8 or Free with RSVP

ChiIL Live Shows--Black Tusk with Thou opening for Monstro at Ultra Lounge last November-Click here

Friday, May 18, 2012

BLACK TUSK Kick Off North American Tour Today (original live show photos)

ChiIL Live Shows original show shots-Black Tusk headlining Ultra Lounge, Chicago   March 2012

Savannah, Georgia road warriors BLACK TUSK are kicking off a North American tour tomorrow in Broussard, LA with Down and Haarp. This run of shows goes through May 25th in Memphis, TN at the New Daisy Theater.
Following the dates with Down, BLACK TUSK will be joining Municipal Waste's headlining tour, which will also feature special guests 3 Inches of Blood. The dates with Municipal Waste begin May 27th in Wilmington, NC and wrap up June 26th in New York, NY.
BLACK TUSK will be taking part in the "Orion Music & More Festival" curated by Metallica. The event is set for Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. BLACK TUSK will be featured on the "Damage Inc" stage on Saturday June 23rd alongside label mates RED FANG and many others. More information can be found HERE.

 BLACK TUSK is currently streaming Set The Dial at this location. The album is available for purchase via here and iTunes here.    

BLACK TUSK Tour Dates:
With Down and Haarp
5/18: Broussard, LA @ The Station
5/19: Huntsville, AL @ Crossroads
5/21: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/23: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina Ballroom
5/25: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
With Municipal Waste
5/27: Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
5/28: Atlanta, GA @ 529
5/29: Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/30: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
6/2: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
6/3: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
6/5: Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
With Municipal Waste and 3 Inches of Blood
6/11: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/12: Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
6/13: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
6/15: Seattle, WA @ Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
6/16: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
*6/21: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
6/22: Columbus, OH @ Screamin' Willies
"Orion Music + More Festival"
6/23: Atlantic City, NJ @ Bader Field
With Municipal Waste and 3 Inches of Blood
6/24: Albany, NY @ Bogies
6/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/26: New York, NY @ Santos Party House

Thursday, March 8, 2012


ChiIL Live Show Shots--Black Tusk-Thou-Monstro at Ultra Lounge 11-13-11


*ChiIL Live Shows will be interviewing BLACK TUSK and shooting stills at their show tomorrow night at Ultra Lounge   Check out the show details and get your tickets here. Presents
Black Tusk/ Royal Thunder / East of the Wall / Hull
Friday, Mar 09, 2012 8:00 PM CST (8:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Mar 10, 2012 1:00 AM CST
Ultra Lounge
, Chicago, IL
21 years and over

BLACK TUSK Confirmed For Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival

North American Tour Kicks Off Today
Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK have confirmed that they will be appearing at the inaugural "Orion Music + More Festival" curated by Metallica. The festival will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey at Bader Field on June 23rd and June 24th. BLACK TUSK will be playing on Saturday January 23rd. More information on the festival can be found on the official "Orion Music + More Festival" Website, Facebook Page and Twitter.
"We are honored to play the first Orion Fest. Metallica has always been an influence for our band. This is yet another contribution they are making for music, not just metal," says BLACK TUSK drummer James May.
BLACK TUSK are preparing to kick off an extensive North American tour starting today in Memphis, TN. This run will feature headlining tour dates with support coming from East of the Wall, label-mates Royal Thunder and Hull, plus a string of dates supporting Prong and select shows with Intronaut and Skeletonwitch in March. The band will also be appearing at this year's SXSW Festival in Austin, TX on March 14th. BLACK TUSK will perform at the Pitchfork Showcase, Metal Sucks Showcase and Converse Showcase.
BLACK TUSK will be taking part in an exclusive in store signing event on March 19th in Hollywood, CA at 6:00 PM. The signing will take place at Sound Check Hollywood, which is located at 8872 Sunset Blvd. For more information visit:
The guys cannot wait to hit the road:
"We're getting ready to put some miles on the van and have some good times playing shows and meeting new friends and seeing old ones! SXSW is going to be pretty awesome this year, we are doing three shows in one day and playing with some amazing bands and good friends.  We are super stoked to get out to the west coast again and we will hopefully see y'all at the shows!"
Following the North America dates, BLACK TUSK will be heading over to Europe providing direct support to label mates RED FANG  The tour will kick off April 5th in Segrate, Italy and wraps up on May 5th in Essen, Germany. A teaser video for the tour can be viewed HERE. A complete list of dates can be found below.
BLACK TUSK is currently streaming Set The Dial at this location. The album is available for purchase via here and iTunes here.    
BLACK TUSK is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated BLACK TUSK news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website and BLACK TUSK Facebook page.   
BLACK TUSK Tour Dates:
3/8: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
3/9: Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
3/10: Detroit, MI @ I ROCK
3/11: Portage, IN Camelot Arean
3/12: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
3/13: Fayetteville, AR @ Stone Pony
3/14: Austin, TX @ ND Venue (Pitchfork / Show No Mercy SXSW Showcase)
3/14: Austin, TX @ Metalsucks SXSW Showcase
3/14: Austin, TX @ Converse SXSW Showcase
3/16: Scottsdale, AZ @ Chaser's
3/17: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3/19: West Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey
3/21: San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
3/22: West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room
3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
3/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
3/25: Fresno, CA @ Starline
3/26: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
3/27: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
3/28: Portland, OR @ Rotture
3/29: Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
3/30: Seattle, WA @ Highline
3/31: Boise, ID @ The Venue
4/1: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
4/2: Englewood, CO @ Moe's
4/3: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
4/5: Segrate, Italy (MI) @ Magnolia
4/6: Roma, Italy @ Traffic
4/7: Montecchio Maggiore, Italy (VI) @ E20 Underground
4/8: Bulle, Switzerland @ Ebullition
4/9: Lyon, France @ TBA
4/10: Nantes, France @ Le Ferrailleur
4/11: Paris, France @ Les Combustibles
4/12: Tilburg, Holland @ Roadburn Festival
4/13: Torhout, Belgium @ Club de B
4/14: Marbehan , Belgium @ Bois Des Isles
4/15: Southampton, UK @ Joiners
4/16: Manchester, UK @ Star and Garter
4/17:Wrexham, UK @ Central Station
4/18: London, UK @ Underworld
4/19: Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
4/20: Leeuwarden, Netherlands @ Asteriks
4/21: Berlin, Germany @ Desertfest
4/24: Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
4/26: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
4/27: Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
4/28: Winterthur, Schweiz @ Gaswerk
4/29: Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse Bar
4/30: Bozen, Italy @ Halle 28
5/1: Wien, Austria @ Arena
5/2: München, Germany @ Feierwerk
5/3: Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymetry Festival
5/4: Kiel, Germany @ Schaubude
5/5: Essen, Germany @ Cafe Nova
"Orion Music All That Music and More Festival
/23: Atlantic City, NJ Bader Field

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