Featuring two songs apiece – an original and a cover of one of their brother band’s joints – the 7″ split is limited to a thousand copies and comes entombed on translucent swamp fog green. Both sides were recorded and mixed at Jam Room Studios in Columbia, SC, and the record’s official release came via Hyperrrealist Records.
BLACK TUSK and DEAD YET? played a handful of Southern gigs to celebrate the release of this limited edition split, and the small batch run of special diehard versions that were pressed for and available exclusively at these shows is already sold out. Don’t sleep on this one!
BLACK TUSK have made a name for themselves through relentless touring and an unstoppable live show that’s taken them from Georgia to the Great Lakes to Germany, and damn near everywhere in between. Formed in 2005, on a solitary street in the heat of Savannah, GA, BLACK TUSK is a ferocious heavy metal trio comprised of Andrew Fidler, Jonathan Athon, and James May. Their mutual residence in Savannah was not the only immediate connection between these musicians – they soon found that the colossal noise they created together was a raucous and innovative addition to the south’s esteemed legacy of head-banging, jaw-dropping, blood-boiling heavy metal. Combining sludgy stoner riffs with punk rhythms and elements of thrash, BLACK TUSK creates what Spin.com calls “a frightening blast of hellfire” and a style of music that defies categorization. It simply demands your attention. Their “High on Fire meets Motorhead in a barfight” sound and aesthetic comes across in full force on this new release, which unveils a brand-new song! Hit up www.relapse.com for more information.
YET? were formed in the hot and humid summer months of 2009 in Savannah, GA, and made it their mission to speed up the already heavy Savannah sound to a breakneck speed, gathering influences from d-beat punk and seminal Southern bands like Avail and ASG. The raucous quartet, consisting of Kyle (Vocals), Scary (Guitar/Vocals), Ben (Bass/Vocals), and Mike (Drums), brings you fast, aggressive punk rock that makes you to raise your fist in the air and sing along. Dead Yet? self-released their first album “Dissent The End” in 2010, which was mastered by From Ashes Rise’s own Brad Boatright (Audiosiege). DEAD YET? delivers punk rock at a reckless but calculated speed with thunderous bass tones, sonically overdriven guitars, insanely fast drum fills, visceral vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics. With the recent split 7” with their Savannah brethren BLACK TUSK. DEAD YET? continue to spread the lethal virus that is Southern punk and hardcore. Beware!