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This one hurts. Jonathan Athon, bassist for the great Savannah, Georgia sludge-metal power trio Black Tusk, has died. Athon was in a motorcycle accident on Friday, and he passed away yesterday. He…   Read Story »
Back in 2011, beardy Georgia sludge-monster trio Black Tusk earned themselves an Album Of The Week distinction for the utterly badass Set The Dial. Next month, they'll follow it up with the very…   Read Story »
From where I'm sitting, the best heavy metal in the world is being made in the American Southeast, by heavily bearded and tattooed bands who know just what to do with a fuzz-pedal. Mastodon, who have…   Read Story »
Black Tusk were one of my highlights from this past SXSW. I rarely "Tweet" at shows -- because I'm too busy watching the shows -- but this time I grabbed the phone and spewed: "Black Tusk, wow:…   Read Story »
We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here's Wednesday, Thursday,…   Read Story »