Hard Times: Black Tusk Knows What It Means to Be “Born of Strife”

Savannah sludge bringers Black Tusk endured unspeakable tragedy in late 2014 when founding bassist/vocalist Jonathan Athon passed away following a motorcycle accident. Though gutted, guitarist Andrew Fidler and drummer James May decided to press on with their fourth album, Pillars of Ash (due January 29 on Relapse) in Athon’s memory (the record features Athon on bass; Corey Barhorst from Kylesa has since filled in his shoes.) Check out new jam “Born of Strife” below.