Black Tusk

Black Tusk

Bedowyn, Stampede

Sat, May 25, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$10 online / $12 at the door

Black Tusk
Black Tusk
Black Tusk is an American sludge metal band from Savannah, Georgia. The band was formed in 2005, when its members were all living on the same street. With the dissolution of Andrew Fidler (guitar, vocals) and Jonathan Athon (bass, vocals) crust punk band and James May (drums, vocals) street punk band, Andrew and Athon went down the street to James' house and asked him if he wanted to play with them. During the next few days they jammed continuously, and within a few months they had recorded the EP When Kingdoms Fall, which was released on Wrecked Signal. Two years later the band self-released their first full-length studio album, The Fallen Kingdom, followed by another a year later with Passage Through Purgatory, released through the local label Hyperrealist Records. In 2009, Black Tusk released a series of split albums with bands such as ASG, The Holy Mountain, and Fight Amp, before signing to relapse records in November. The band released its debut for Relapse, Taste The Sin, in May 2010. They released their third album, Set the Dial, in October 2011 through Relapse Records.

Black Tusk is mostly associated with Baroness and Kylesa, for their shared hometown of Savannah, as well as for their sludge metal sound. The band is linked to Baroness' guitarist and vocalist John Dyer Baizley, who is also a painter and creates all of Black Tusk's artwork. Black Tusk's members describe their music as "swamp metal," a term that has been described by Allmusic as "the murkiest, dirtiest sludge to come out of Savannah since Kylesa".
Bedowyn
Bedowyn
Bedowyn infuses down tuned elements of classic metal, thrash, doom and Sabbathesque riffs into a powerful and multi-facetted sound accompanied by lyrics about mankind's dark side and the human struggle.

Heavy and motivated, Bedowyn are currently writing in preparation for recording their first album, while continuing to play live.

For fans of: Black Sabbath, The Sword, Thin Lizzy
Stampede
Coming from a diverse musical background within the realm of all kinds of Metal, Punk, Prog and beyond, the quartet has honed in on their unique sound that melds the styles of all four members. Formed in early 2010, Stampede has recorded one full length and another is on the way. Miraculously, there have been no line-up changes. Stampede consistently plays along the east coast with the west in their sights. Volume. Absolute Riffage.

For fans of: Neurosis, High on Fire, Mastodon
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/