SXSW 2014 spotlight: CultureMap presents 30 Days, 30 Artists
Day 2

Black Tusk invigorates the tired SXSW soul with blistering 'swamp metal'

30 Days, 30 Artists: Black Tusk invigorates the tired SXSW soul

Black Tusk SXSW
Black Tusk plays at Quantum Lounge during SXSW.  Courtesy of Black Tusk / Facebook
Editor's note: This SXSW spotlight was selected by Austin music champion and face about town, Adi Anand. You can read more from Adi's blog, From the Mind of Adi, via Do512.  
Name: Black Tusk
Featured track: "Truth Untold"
City of origin: Savannah, GA

Genre: Metal

In one sentence:  This band's brand of blistering "swamp metal" is sure to invigorate even the most tired SXSW soul.

Why we chose them: Not only do they share a label (Relapse) with the likes of Brian Posehn, Toxic Holocaust, Pig Destroyer and Zeke, to name a few, they also hail from the hotbed of metal that has spawned Baroness and Kylesa. That's enough street cred for all of Red River and the east side combined.

SXSW official show: 1 am on Thursday, March 13 at Quantum Lounge