TUSKAR: Nuclear sludge duo’s UK tour kicks off in London this weekend | Arianrhod out now on Riff Rock Records
Relatively new to the fold having formed less than a year ago by vocalist/drummer Tyler Hodges and guitarist Tom Dimmock, Arianrhod is the debut EP from Milton Keynes’ nastiest “nuclear sludge” duo, Tuskar.
Signed to Riff Rock Records – the UK’s leading purveyors of sludge, doom and stoner rock – Tuskar’s arrival completes a hard rock triptych of artists currently residing on the London-based label; together with afro-psych trio Vodun and the quite frankly, fuck-knows-whatery of fuzz-masters Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters.
For Hodges and Dimmock the chemistry they share is unmistakable, both live and in the studio. Having grown up listening to the likes of Conan, Sleep, Behemoth and Darkthrone, at only twenty years of age both bring an energy and savagery that could potentially mark Sludge Metal’s future as forever theirs.
“We’re really excited to be a part of Riff Rock,” explains Hodges. “We can’t wait for this chapter of our journey to start, and we can unleash the riff upon the masses.”
Recorded at The Cro’s Nest studio by Slabdragger’s Sam Thredder, Arianrhod, the band’s first EP ushered in that first consignment of riffs when initially released by the band last year. A furious and relentless foray into the heady and broken heart of darkness, tracks like ‘Fateweaver’ and ‘Where Strides the Colossus’ burn like brutal wildfire under cracked skies. And with a second EP in the pipeline (with Thredder once again at the dials) and a debut long player mooted for early 2018, Tuskar’s devastating prolifacy is matched only by their sheer ferocity.
Arianrhod by Tuskar is out now on Riff Rock Records but you can stream and share it in full via the band’s Bandcamp page here – https://tuskar.bandcamp.com/album/arianrhod
Tom Dimmock – Guitar
Tyler Hodges – Vocals, Drums
4th November 2017 – The Devonshire Arms, London (UK) w. Mastiff
10th November 2017 – The Red Lion, Stevenage (UK) w. Morag Tong
11th November – Mullbery Tavern, Sheffield (UK) w. Ba’al
20th November 2017 – The Cellar, Oxford (UK) w. Armed for the Apocalypse
30th November – The Gryphon, Bristol (UK) w. Greenhorn
1st December 2017 – The Swamp, Reading (UK) w. Morass of Molasses
2nd The Firehouse, Southampton (UK) w. Greenhorn
3rd December 2017 – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (UK) w. Red Fang
3rd February 2018 – Underworld, London (UK) w. Slomatics, Slabdragger, Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters)
13th April 2018 – Rebellion, Manchester (UK) w. Mastiff
7th July 2018 – The Underground, Bradford (UK) at Dragonfest
2. Where Strides the Colossus
5. Crimson Skull
Album: Arianrhod (EP)
Label: Riff Rock Records
Release Date: 20/10/17
Tuskar (Facebook) – www.facebook.com/TUSKARBAND