Grayskull Booking presents
Black Tusk, Gozu, PanzerBastard
Tue, November 27, 2018
8:00 pmONCE Ballroom
$15.00 - $20.00
Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show
Walk up tickets are available for cash purchase only, at the door, day of show after doors open
Box office is CASH ONLY and located at:
A Curated World by Kay McGowan
160 Highland Ave
Wed - Fri: 1pm to 8pm
Sat - Sun: 12pm to 6pm
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 created most of Black Tusk's artwork. Black Tusk's members described their music as "Swamp Metal". The term is a reference to the climate of Savannah in relation to the music that the band created.
Bassist and vocalist Jonathan Athon passed away on 9 November 2014 from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident that happened two days earlier. In December 2014 it was announced that Corey Barhorst would take his place for the time being. In 2018 Chris 'Scary' Adams joined the band.
After a line-up change which brought on board bassist Jay Cannava of Miltown and Clouds infamy, Gozu continues to chug along at its own pace. Axe slinger Doug Sherman peels off riffs and solos like they're going out of style and drum god Barry Spillberg beats his drums like they owe him money, and the whole thing just cruises along on a bed of melodies most bands would die for. Small Stone Records snapped up Gozu in 2009 and the band is currently working on its debut for the label, which will no doubt leave many a listener scratching their head, wondering how in the hell Gozu does it and makes it look so easy. But don't let your guard down, because next thing you know you'll be on the outskirts of town wondering how you got there and what that catchy song stuck in your head is and where it came from.
Following the success of Locust Season in 2010, Gozu returned to Mad Oak Studios and The Bridge Sound and Stage in 2012 to put their second album to tape with engineer Benny Grotto and Owen Curtin. "The Fury of a Patient Man" sees Gozu still driven by Gaff's melted butter melodies and Doug's ultra-thick riffs, but the scope has expanded, and whether it's the 24-minute deconstructed jam of "The Ceaseless Thunder Of Surf" or the High on Fire-style gallop of "Charles Bronson Pinchot," the band have opened up new musical avenues. Joined by bassist Joe Grotto (Motherboar), they headlined Small Stone's Boston Showcase in the fall and proved to all in attendance that Locust Season was no fluke and that their finest hour still lay ahead. The Fury of a Patient Man rages, but Gozu remain in total control and the album
. Gozu has had songs placed on the NBC Television show "AWAKE"
. MTV's "The Dudesons" and "Road Rules" "NASCAR Racing" and "Fuse TV"
. Gozu album Locust Season was selected as one of the "Best New Rock artists of the year" by Itunes in 2010
. Gozu has been Nominated for 2 Boston Music Awards
. Selected to Play SXSW in 2010 and 2011
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143