Black Tusk Proceeding with European Tour with Ex-Kylesa Bassist

Black Tusk Proceeding with European Tour with Ex-Kylesa Bassist

Savannah-based heavy metallers Black Tusk are proceeding with a previously planned tour of Europe in February and March, despite the death of bassist Jonathan Athon in a motorcycle accident in November. Former Kylesa bassist Corey Barhorst will be filling in for the tour, but there’s been no announcement as to whether the group intends to officially add a new bassist to the lineup. The tour – a mix of headlining dates and shows opening for LA band Black Label Society – begins Feb. 6th in Budapest and navigates the entire continent before wrapping up March 20th in Berlin.

Meanwhile, the band’s fifth studio album, which they finished recording prior to Athon’s death, is slated for a mid-2015 release on Relapse Records.

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