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Black Tusk Demolish Speakers on ‘Crossroads and Thunder’ — Premiere

Geoff Johnson

The Savannah, Ga. battering ram known as Black Tusk is set to demolish speakers once again with ‘Set the Dial,’ their forthcoming fourth studio album. Produced by Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Skeletonwitch), the record’s 10 tracks deliver more of the densely layered heavy metal we’ve come to expect from the power-trio.

Black Tusk worship at the altar of the almighty guitar riff and ‘Set the Dial’ features some of their tastiest yet. Andrew Fidler rises to the occasion proving that he’s one of the more overlooked guitarists in the metal world today. He’s certainly not a solo shredder, but if you’re looking for fat and hooky riffs, Fidler is your man.

‘Set the Dial’ won’t be out till late October, but Noisecreep couldn’t wait to share one of our favorite songs off the album. So instead of us trying to find more ways to tell you how hard the new Black Tusk material rules, we’ll let their music do the talking. Here is the world premiere of ‘Crossroads and Thunder.’

Listen to ‘Crossroads and Thunder’ From Black Tusk

Black Tusk recently announced an Eastern US headlining tour in support of ‘Set the Dial.’ The tour starts Nov. 2nd in Charlotte, and runs through mid-November, and includes a stop as part of the Metal Suckfest. Support on this run comes from Thou and MonstrO on select dates.

Additionally, Black Tusk has confirmed a string of regional record release shows. Among them Savannah and Atlanta stops as well as two Texas dates supporting Mastodon. A listing of additional regional Georgia tour dates can be found below with more dates to be announced soon.

Relapse Records

‘Set the Dial’ will be out on Oct. 25th via Relapse Records. The album is available for pre-orders at this link. Head over to Black Tusk’s Facebook page for more info on the power-trio.

Oct. 1 Statesboro, GA Dos Amigos
Oct. 21 Athens, GA The Caledonia as part of Devilneck Festival
Oct. 22 Savannah, GA The Jinx – Set the Dial record release show
Oct. 23 Tallahassee, FL St Michael’s Pub
Oct. 25 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa (w/ Mastodon)
Oct. 27 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s (w/ Mastodon)
Oct. 28 New Orleans, LA Babylon
Oct. 29 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn – Set the Dial record release show
Nov. 2 Charlotte, NC The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall (w/ MonstrO)
Nov. 3 Richmond, VA Kingdom (w/ MonstrO)
Nov. 4 New York, NY Grammercy Theater (as part of Metalsucks Fest)
Nov. 5 Reading, PA Reverb (w/ MonstrO)
Nov. 6 Boston, MA Great Scott (w/ MonstrO)
Nov. 7 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
Nov. 8 tba
Nov. 9 Baltimore, MD Sonar (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
Nov. 10 tba
Nov. 11 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
Nov. 12 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
Nov. 13 Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
Nov. 14 St Louis, MO Fubar (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
Nov. 15 Memphis, TN Hi Tone (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
Nov. 16 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
Nov. 17 Nashville, TN The End (w/ Thou, MonstrO)

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