Tag Archives: Jonathan Athon

Black Tusk streaming ‘Pillars of Ash’ in advance of its release

Posted by on January 28, 2016

Savannah, Georgia’s Black Tusk have a new album, Pillars of Ash, coming out tomorrow. And while the sludge band is still very much an entity, a big part of them died in 2014, when bassist Jonathan Athon passed away following injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. Easily the most recognizable member of the band, he bearded […]

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Black Tusk work hard while God’s On Vacation

Posted by on November 18, 2015

There is no doubt Savannah’s Black Tusk are an unstoppable machine when it comes to hard work. It’s been a year since the passing of their bassist Jonathan Athon and, while most would’ve taken some time to mourn, the band kept going with their plans and completed their scheduled European tour with Black Label Society where guitarist […]

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Black Tusk announce US tour this fall

Posted by on August 10, 2015

Georgia’s sludge trio, Black Tusk, are back at it and announced the dates for their upcoming headlining tour across the US this fall and will be joined by Wrong and Lazer/Wulf on the road. This will be their first full-blown headlining tour in North America since the loss of bassist and founding member Jonathan Athon late […]

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Black Tusk bassist Jonathan Athon Passes Away Following Motorcycle Accident

Posted by on November 9, 2014

In an unfortunate turn of events, Black Tusk bassist Jonathan Athon has passed away. Athon was in a medically induced coma following a serious motorcycle accident this past Friday. He was 32 years old. Black Tusk has issued the following statement regarding the passing of their fallen bandmate: “It is with deep regret and saddened hearts […]

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