Friday, October 18, 2019
Nuclear sludge duo TUSKAR return with The Monolith Sessions EP on RIFF ROCK RECORDS
The new 3-track live session – recorded with Gallows' producer Steve Sears – is released on 8th November 20019
"It's an open secret that Tuskar need to be be experienced live. This proves, however, they'll crush you in the comfort of your living room, too."
"For being relative newcomers to the game—Tuskar formed in 2016—The Tide, Beneath, The Wall is a big step forward for the band, who are ones to watch."
"The Milton Keynes sludge duo get even heavier on their second EP […] bolstering thick riffs with genuinely inventive drumming.”
"YOU’RE NUCLEAR SLUDGE! GREAT NAME! IT’S SCORCHED INTO MY BRAIN!"
Signed to one of the UK’s leading purveyors of psych, doom and stoner rock in Riff Rock Records, Tuskar – Milton Keynes' most sulphurous “Nuclear Sludge” duo – returned in 2018 with one of the year's most critically acclaimed EPs, The Tide, Beneath, The Wall.
No longer new to the fold, despite having only formed in 2016, for vocalist/drummer Tyler Hodges and guitarist Tom Dimmock, The Tide, Beneath, The Wall marked a significant shift in perspective. Recorded by Slabdragger’s Sam Thredder it ushered in a sea change in scope and sound, which, over three chapters captured punishing progressive sludge and savage, sub-world vistas. Soundscapes shaped by moments of dark brooding doom and relentlessly riff-heavy and psychedelically charged movements.
For Hodges and Dimmock the chemistry they share is unshakeable, both live and in the studio, having grown up together listening to the likes of Conan, Sleep and Darkthrone. Still in their twenties both bring an unmistakable energy and ferocity that has marked them out as UK Sludge Metal's most exiting prospects.
This November the boys are back with an EP to showcase just how ferocious they can truly be. Recorded with Gallows' producer Steve Sears, The Monolith Sessions features four tracks of electric, live-wire sludge that for the first time really captures the band's spirit and sound away from the studio.
Released on 8th November 2019, the EP can be pre-ordered in advance directly from Riff Rock Records.
Stream and share the live version of 'Beneath' – https://tuskar.bandcamp.com/album/the-monolith-sessions
Pre-order The Monolith Sessions by Tuskar HERE
1. The Tide
2. Into The Sea
Album: The Monolith Sessions
Label: Riff Rock Records
Release Date: 08/11/18
Facebook (Tuskar) – www.facebook.com/TUSKARBAND
Bandcamp (Tuskar) – www.tuskar.bandcamp.com
"Like a mad geologist’s spare room, this short record is crammed full of all kinds of species of metal and rock, cramped together in a powerful, multifaceted lump of heaviness."
ECHOES AND DUST
"A deep sonic voyage through extreme virtuosity; like early Mastodon, The Melvins and Ufomammut."
"The Tide, Beneath, The Wall is not only one of the best EP’s released this year but one of the best records as well."
OUTLAWS OF THE SUN
"One of the best EPs you’ll hear in 2018."