Atlanta sludge merchants, SONS OF TONATIUH, recently wrapped up a U.S. tour in support of their self-titled debut full-length. The band ravaged their way through nearly two weeks of dates and kept a log of all the torrid events along the way. Check out the band’s play-by-play (with accompanying photos) at Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog HERE.
The band — drummer Tim Genius, guitarist/vocalist Dan Caycedo, bassist Mike Tunno and guitarist/vocalist Darby Wilson — released their debut via Michigan’s Hyodro-Phonic Records earlier this year. Engineered by Jay Matheson (Kylesa, Black Tusk, Dark Castle) at the legendary Jam Room Studios in Columbia, South Carolina, the devouring eight-track long player features the artwork of Rodney Githens and is available on CD as well as blue and gold-colored wax.
“There are times on this record where it is like the aural equivalent of a snuff movie, uncomfortable and edgy ensuring you are unable to look away… add in the balls out confidence contained in their Southern swagger, this may not be the most original release you’ll ever hear, but it is one that will draw you back to it again and again and one that will grow on you with every listen.” — The Sleeping Shaman
“…whether you’re a grizzled sludge scholar or a brooding devotee of the doom, this album is a gloriously grubby combination of the two and it’s well worth a place in your collection.” — One Metal
“Hailing from the sticky sweet region of Atlanta comes the lumbering, guitar-heavy metal of Sons of Tonatiuh. And while we’ll dispense with the quick lesson on Aztec deities or the nuances and complexities of the Nahuatl language, just know that this is good, brutal metal the way the Sun gods intended it to be.” — Miami New Times