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".

Formed in 2006, Inter Arma is one of the most talked about heavy bands to come out of Richmond, VA . The group (consisting of T.J. Childers - Drums, Steven Russell - Guitars, Trey Dalton - Guitars, Mike Paparo - Vocals, Joe Kerkes - Bass) formed in 2006 and released their crushing debut full-length Sundown via Forcefield Records in 2010 to much critical acclaim. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, black metal, and doom/sludge, the quintet quickly developed a name for themselves in the underground through relentless touring and mesmerizing live performances. After Sundown's release, Inter Arma began a rigorous DIY touring schedule, playing shows with bands like Cough, Krallice, Mutant Supremacy, Castevet, Royal Thunder, Ken Mode, The Body, Hull, Batillus, Black Breath and many more.

Ashes and Iron

Indie-Rock, Post-Rock, Metal influenced instrumental band from St. Louis, MO.

White Fire

This band was formed after Nate (ex In Transit) emailed Spencer (of Cathedral Fever) and asked if he wanted to jam. They did and after a couple practices had a few songs done. Derek (also of Cathedral Fever) came in on bass to round out the trio and White Fire became a real boy.

Fumer is an independently operated musical group from St. Louis, Missouri, United States. We perform periodically around the midwest and deposit our "sacred art" onto all who witness. Our live performances and recorded music are not widely understood, most likely because the majority of listeners are not familiar with a number of the bands of which we are a lackluster imitation. That, combined with the fact that we perform our music at ear splitting volume, makes for an alienating-good-time. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming live things. Mild amusement guaranteed.

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Black Tusk with Inter Arma, Ashes and Iron, White Fire, Fumer

Monday, November 4 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM at The Firebird