Is This a Teaser for New Tomahawk Music?
A little less than a year ago, Tomahawk guitarist Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard fame) revealed that the band was, at last, working on their first album since 2013’s Oddfellows (cut them some slack — these are busy dudes).
Now Ipecac Recordings, the label co-owned by Tomahawk frontman Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr.Bungle, Fantômas, Dead Cross), has released a mysterious new video which includes a commanding bassline and the simple caption “January 21st” — which is tomorrow’s date, donchaknow.
According to Metal Insider, “There are speculations that this could be an announcement of Tomahawk’s fifth studio album.” That would certainly imply putting out a video this enigmatic — there’s no way it’s teasing something less-than-extraordinary.
Some people apparently also think it might be teasing a new Fantômas album, but that seems like a stretch — there’s been no indication that that group — which includes Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Buzz Osborne (Melvins), and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) — have been working on a new record.
Check out Ipecac’s post below, then check back here tomorrow to find out what the what it’s all about: