Alberta’s Iron Tusk have just released their new EP, Iron Tusk III: Dream Eaters on April 20, 2020, via Transistor 66 Record Co. We caught up with the band for our newest segment of Five Questions With, so check that out below, along with their live video which was filmed at DECL in January.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey there, its Craig (guitar), Carlin (drums), and Marty (bass/vocals).
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Craig – I come from a very Melodic Death Metal background. When Iron Tusk asked me to join I was always writing stuff, but found the boys very relaxed and always in good spirits about everything they do musically. So it was a good change for me, the music is very raw and progressive. Writing a song with the guys is a different challenge and they validate everyone’s ideas including myself. I think the laid back approach is good for myself. When things come together and the boys are ready to record it always vibes and I’m very glad to be a part of this I.T. forever
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Carlin – We currently have no shows booked at this time, for obvious reasons. We usually do a string of shows the Alberta with a release, however, we are patient and don’t want to rush into anything until it’s safe to be playing shows. Depending on how good we are with technology maybe we will look at exploring doing a live stream set.
Marty – As of now, we’re looking for new creative and interactive ways to connect with our fan base/music listeners. In this time, we followed all other music/acts by canceling any upcoming/future dates in a step to safeguard us all and to beat “this”. We plan to have contests, chats, and other ideas we’ll unveil. When you see us live, your ears will be ringing (Like mine after being beside the “crash” all set), you’ll wonder, “I had a trip like this once”, and it goes well with a “Lemmy”.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Craig – It would be “The Burning”. I think this song is pretty intense, Buddy’s voice is very “in your face”, and Ty’s riffs just fit the message bud was sending “I see a fire burning, inside of your eyes”.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists
Carlin – I am always searching for new music so I am constantly listening to random playlists on Spotify, I try to collect a lot of tapes and vinyl buts a lot of my go-to music is locals bands from Calgary like Melted Mirror, The Galacticas, Shadow Weaver, and other bands from the country like Pup, Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats, KEN Mode, The Great Sabitini, Dead Quiet, and Bison.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.