Tomahawk

Genre: Metal, Hardcore

Tomahawk is an experimental alternative metal/alternative rock supergroup from the United States. They formed in 2000 when Fantômas, ex-Mr. Bungle and Faith No More singer/keyboardist Mike Patton and ex-The Jesus Lizard guitar player Duane Denison started swapping tapes with the intention of collaborating. Duane Denison then recruited ex-Helmet drummer John Stanier (currently playing with Battles), while Mike Patton brought Melvins/Cows bass player Kevin Rutmanis into the fold.

In 2001 the band released their first album, the self-titled Tomahawk. The band recorded their next album, Mit Gas, with producer Joe Barresi in 2003. Tomahawk have toured extensively, playing in many countries around the world, including the United States, Australia, Europe and Japan. They generally headline shows but have been the supporting act for bands such as Tool. Tomahawk took part in the "Geek Tour", which featured labelmates The Melvins and Fantômas. Tomahawk have also played at various festivals, including the Big Day Out festival in Australia.

The band's third album, Anonymous, was released on June 19, 2007 through Ipecac Recordings. Kevin Rutmanis left the band during the recording; reasons for his departure are unknown. In July, 2011, Mike Patton told Rolling Stone magazine that a fourth Tomahawk album is in the works. In November 2011, the band announced on Facebook that a new album was coming soon. It was then revealed that the new album will be released on the fall of 2012, and it's called: Oddfellows. In early 2012 it was revealed that Trevor Dunn (Mr.Bungle, Fantômas, John Zorn, MadLove, trio-convulsant, etc.) would be playing bass for the band.

On May 7th, 2012- Ipecac Records posted a 40 second YouTube video titled 'Oddfellows New record teaser.' The song that is sampled showcases the new drum and bass relationship between Trevor Dunn and John Stanier (drummer). The sample noticeably features a signature dueling guitar riff from Duane Denison, which has already earned high praise from fans, drawing comparisons to King Crimson. - Wikipedia