Black Tusk

Not In On the Joke

One album rips and grooves.  One album will pummel you to a pulp.  One album will make your ears bleed for all the wrong reasons.  Which album is which?

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MantarThe Modern Art of Setting Ablaze (Nuclear Blast)
WilsonTasty Nasty (Century Media)
Jesus PieceOnly Self (Southern Lord)

 

West Virginia
False Accusations

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I Don’t Think We’re There Anymore

On a stormy sea of moving emotion, tossed about, I’m like a ship on the ocean. I set a course for winds of fortune, but I hear the voices say…

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Black TuskT.C.B.T. (Season of Mist)
UadaCult of a Dying Sun (Eisenwald)
Cast the Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Agonia)

Bonus Track:
The Nietzsche – “Shake Your Spear

 

Kansas
Existem

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Hit the Road, Jack

Hey, we have three brand new albums again!  Imagine that…  Also, as promised last week, we have a rundown of all the tours in progress or coming around soon.  Well, not all of them.  I realized we missed at least two (and apparently got a few other pieces of information wrong…but that is the Internet’s fault), but that has all been fixed in the list below, so that counts for something.  Right? RIGHT?  That’s what I thought.

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Reviews:
Obscura Akróasis (Relapse)
Textures Phenotype (Nuclear Blast)
Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash (Relapse)

Tours:
w/start dates

  • Cradle of Filth, Ne Obliviscaris, Butcher Babies
  • Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain
  • Cannibal Corpse Obituary w/ CryptopsyAbysmal Dawn  started 2/12
  • The Sword w/ Royal Thunder (3/20-4/16), Purson (5/7-28) 3/20
  • Intronaut, Scale the Summit, North 3/15
  • Unearth w/ Ringworm, Fit for an Autopsy (3/18-4/1), Reflections, Culture Killer (4/2-15) Great American Ghost (3/18-4/1), Hollow Earth (4/2-15)
  • Norma Jean w/ He is Legend, Forevermore, Rival Choir 3/25
  • Amon Amarth w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus 4/7
  • The Black Dahlia Murder (playing Unhallowed in its entirety) w/ Fallujah, Disentomb 4/8
  • Kvelertak w/ Torche, Wild Throne 4/12
  • Lamb of God w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity 4/30
  • Hatebreed w/ Devildriver, Devil You Know (5/13-6/4), Act of Defiance (6/5-11) 5/13
  • Fear Factory (playing Remanufacture in its entirety) w/ Soilwork

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As you might be able to gather from the episode title and a discussion at the beginning of last week’s episode, a certain someone is back on the show this week, and as always, is firing on all cylinders…however few he may have. Fear not, though, as Nick and Brian are still here to try to reign him in and keep things as normal as possible.  Love or hate him, you should stick around for the new music that goes along with our five album reviews, as well as our rundown of a few first impressions.

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Reviews: All Pigs Must Die – Nothing Violates This Nature (Southern Lord); Black Tusk  – Tend No Wounds (Relapse); Evan Brewer – Your Itinerary (Sumerian); Karnivool – Asymmetry (Workhorse); Last Chance to Reason – Level 3 (Prosthetic)

First Impressions:

Arsonists Get All The Girls – “Play the Sheep” from Listen to the Color out independently on August 1st
Watain – “The Child Must Die” from The Wild Hunt out August 20th via Century Media
Tyr – “Blood of Heroes” from Valkyrja out September 17 via Metal Blade
GWAR – “Madness at the Core of Time” from Battle Maximus out September 17 via Metal Blade
Safety Fire – “Yellowism” from Mouth of Swords out September 3rd via Inside Out Music

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Now that we have all enjoyed our nice, long, and probably drunken holiday weekend, it’s time to get back to the grind with some new music.  Ok, so some of this isn’t brandy new (like Sabbath), but it’s new enough.  Kyle is still running from the authorities after being caught with a huge stash of illegal fireworks* so he is not with us this week, but the (not-so) dynamic duo of Nick and Brian pulled through to bring you a fresh show, even if it is a little bit later than normal.  There’s new albums, new first impressions, and some new terms and labeling Brian makes up while running his mouth. So, in the end, it’s business as usual.

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Reviews: Black Sabbath – 13 (Republic Records); Orphaned Land – All is One (Century Media); Deeds of Flesh – Portals to Canaan (Unique Leader); Crown – Psychurgy (Candlelight)

 

First Impressions:
City in the Sea – “Convoluted” from Below the Noise out August 20 via Sumerian
Coffins – “The Unhallowed Tide” from The Fleshland out July 9 via Relapse
Black Tusk – “Internal/External” from Tend No Wounds EP out July 23 via Relapse
Misery Signals  – Luminary from Absent Light out July 23 via Kickstarter
Exhumed – “Coins Upon The Eyes” from Necocracy out August 6 via Relapse
Crossfaith – “We Are the Future” from Apocalyze out September 2 via The End
Torche – “Leather Feather” coming soon on a 7″ form Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club
American Head Charge – “Writhe” from Shoot EP out July 23
*not really