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1. Avant, progged out, psych, helicopter grind — Tusk’s aural barrage has been categorized with some random appellations. Truth of the matter is, the more out-there the genre description, the more obvious this fact: It’s fucking out there. Amidst surgically precise blasts, frenzied vocals and fret board savagery to make devout fans of all matters of harshness raise a horned-hand salute, youll find a willingness to experiment: sitar, slide guitar, mandolin, swirling keyboard passages.

Basically, they’re to bedrooms in Chicago suburbs what Lightning Bolt and Arab on Radar are to Providence, R.I. Get it? No? Try this on for size: It’s Discordance Axis by way of Yes “Close to the Edge” or a German-schooled Acme maelstrom played by fans of This Heat and Don Caballero. And a singer who professes his lyrical “chaos bordering on collapse” owes a debt of gratitude to Tom Waits, though he sounds more like a strangled banshee or the Germs’ Darby Crash.

Current members are in Pelican (Hydra Head Records) and previously did time in Hinckley, Disembodied and Long Live Nothing.

2. TUSK is the synthwave/future pop alter-ego of singer/producer Benjamin Teicher . TUSK is matched onstage by Swedish dancer and choreographer ELLINOR LJUNKVIST, his alter-ego, rival, lover, torturer. The tracks: Heart breaking, bleak, sine-waves, phat bass, the 90s kill the 80s.


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  • GodlyTitan

    Can someone direct me to a download of this? I cannot find it any-fucking-where.

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • justine_tranter

    Donald [2]

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • iPowder

    Perth's techprog death band Tusk sounds pretty damn good. Their new ep 'Misdirected Mayhem' sounds tight. Their sound is kind of a mixture of Gojira and 'shuggah and even some BTBAM that makes this ep spin worthy for me. \m/

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • cyc2


    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • AmpleVoltage

    Just discovered this band and Get Ready is awesome. What the fuck are you guys on about.

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Uthopian


    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Samurai-Zombie_

    Big fan of the Tusk with the Pelican dudes, would like to hear the synthwave/future pop thing though.

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Gorlad Hedorah's 'Detroit' EP. Crushing Sludge/Death/Grind

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • skeletonghost

    Anyone whining about Get Ready or Tree of no Return can get lost. You're essentially complaining about the original version of this band and you wouldn't be able to praise Dreamer if those albums didn't exist.

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • VirginGrey

    They're awesome) Each of their albums are different? therefore I can't even compare their works. They're all great!

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Aserihclem

    the resisting dreamer isnt as good as the other 2 releases imo. the vocals are the best part. you guys are fools. tree of no return> get ready>> resisting dreamer

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Omoni__


    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Smirnon

    i totally forgot about this band, looking back on this shoutbox here it seems more people have

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • hippityhoohah

    cold-twisted aisle is where it's fuckin' at

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Yikko

    this is good but pretty obviously not grindcore

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Gunga_Rao

    On Tree Of No Return the vocals are killer. STARVATION DEMENTIAAAAAAA!

    12 Dec 2009 Reply
  • jachu1991


    22 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Gorlad

    Not going to lie, Get Ready, Tree of No Return and The Resisting Dreamer are all great. People complaining about the vocals shouldn't be listening to Grind or Noise Rock at all in my opinion. Six-Act Decent To The Lower Reaches and An Animal Has a Nice Day are both fucking killer songs off Get Ready and The Rising Terror and Lost in The Woods make Tree of No Return a face-kicker of a record.

    22 Nov 2009 Reply
  • BlameYourSelf

    vocals destroy Tree Of No Return imo

    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • MiasmaRising

    I agree with krumbledkookie, The Resisting Dreamer towers over Tree of No Return.

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
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