Black Tusk issue Desolation stream

Black Tusk have issued a stream of their track Desolation In Endless Times.

It’s taken from their fifth album Pillars Of Ash, which is out on January 29 via Relapse Records.

It’ll be the Georgia outfit’s first full-length since the death of founding bassist Jonathan Athon. He died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in 2014. The album features Athon’s final recordings with the band.

Guitarist Andrew Fidler and drummer James May recruited former Kylesa bassist Corey Barhorst for their live shows. They’ll head out on a North American tour later this month.

Pillars Of Ash is available for pre-order.

Black Tusk Pillars Of Ash tracklist

  1. God’s On Vacation
  2. Desolation In Endless Times
  3. Bleed On Your Knees
  4. Born Of Strife
  5. Damned In The Ground
  6. Beyond The Divide
  7. Black Tide
  8. Still Not Well
  9. Walk Among The Sky
  10. Punkout
  11. Leveling

Black Tusk North American tour dates 2016

Jan 22: Wilmington Reggie’s, NC
Jan 23: Raleigh King’s, NC
Jan 24: Atlanta The Earl, GA
Jan 25: Johnson City The Hideaway, TN
Jan 26: Memphis Hi Tone, TN
Jan 27: Little Rock Vino’s, AR
Jan 28: Dallas Gas Monkey, TX
Jan 29: San Antonio Korova, TX
Jan 30: Austin Empire, TX
Jan 31: Houston Rudyard’s, TX
Feb 01: New Orleans Siberia, LA
Feb 03: Orlando Will’s Pub, FL
Feb 04: Tampa New World, FL
Feb 05: Jacksonville Burro Bar, FL
Feb 06: Savannah Jinx, GA
Feb 23: Charlotte Milestone, NC
Feb 24: Virginia Beach Shaka’s, VA
Feb 25: Philadelphia Kung Fu Necktie, PA
Feb 26: Somerville Once Ballroom, MA
Feb 27: Brooklyn St Vitus, NY
Feb 29: Burlington Nectar’s, VT
Mar 01: Quebec Le Cercle, QC
Mar 02: Montreal Foufounes Electriques, QC
Mar 03: Toronto Hard Luck, ON
Mar 04: Detroit Beserker Fest, MI
Mar 05: Chicago Reggie’s, IL
Mar 06: Madison High Noon Saloon, WI
Mar 07: Minneapolis Triple Rock, MN
Mar 08: Fargo The Aquarium, ND
Mar 09: Winnipeg The Windsor Hotel, MB
Mar 11: Saskatoon Amigo’s Cantina, SK
Mar 12: Edmonton Brixx, AB
Mar 13: Calgary The Palomino, AB
Mar 14: Kamloops The Office, BC
Mar 16: Vancouver The Biltmore, BC
Mar 17: Seattle Funhouse, WA
Mar 18: Spokane The Pin, WA
Mar 19: Portland Panic Room, OR
Mar 20: Bend Volcanic Theater Pub, OR
Mar 22: Santa Cruz Catalyst, CA
Mar 23: San Francisco Thee Parkside, CA
Mar 24: West Hollywood Viper Room, CA
Mar 25: San Diego Brick By Brick, CA
Mar 26: Phoenix Pub Rock, AZ
Mar 27: Las Vegas Dive Bar, NV
Mar 28: Salt lake City Metro Bar SLC, UT
Mar 29: Denver Marquis Theater, CO
Mar 30: Kansas City Riot Room, MO
Mar 31: St Louis Fubar, MO
Apr 01: Indianapolis 5th Quarter, IN
Apr 02: Newport Southgate House, KY

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