Your favorite metal guru, Bröötalisk (me), interviewed one of the biggest names in “punk metal” back on March 27th: Black Tusk. More specifically, I had something similar to a threesome with their guitarist (Fidler) and bassist (Athon). Also, look at that beard. How can you NOT interview that?
My obsession with wizard-like beards beside the point, the show itself was surprisingly awesome. While Black Tusk was great as expected, East of the Wall and Name, two bands I had never even heard of, were incredibly energetic and all around put on a great show. If you have the time, they’re definitely worth a listen or two.
The interview is below in .pdf format. It covers phenomenal and outstanding topics, from holes in practice rooms to the dirty, dirty city of Savannah, Georgia. Here’s an excerpt from the interview to pique your interest:
[Athon] I think the people we’re least friends with is Mastodon, but we just did a few shows together, and we’ve met them throughout the years through side bands and stuff like that.
[Andrew] Yeah we saw Mastodon when they were still playing house shows.
[Athon] Yeah, I think it was their second show that they had in a house in Savannah that was one of our friend’s.
[Andrew] I’ve still got a CD-R that they were handing out at the time. They called it “Lifesblood” or something like that.
[Athon] And Kylesa, we shared a practice space with them. I actually drove them up to record their first album cuz they didn’t have enough cars to fit their equipment so I drove my truck up there and took some pictures of them. We’ve definitely worked the same bar, working door for shows and stuff like that. Savannah is kind of a close scene, and Georgia in general people acknowledge other bands as kind of heavy. So, there’s no distance between the bands. It’s too small to be uppity.
If you like what you just read, there’s more of that smart and sexy Black Tusk stuff contained in the link below.