Where Dystopia Meets Reality: Duane Denison on Tomahawk’s New Album 'Tonic Immobility'
Interview by Parisa Eshrati
Marking the twentieth anniversary of the band, Tomahawk return with their first album in eight years, the highly-anticipated Tonic Immobility on Ipecac Recordings. The group, featuring Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantômas), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle, etc.) and John Stanier (Helmet/Battles), bring together elements of Tomahawk's past into the present, while lyrically straddling the lines between a dystopian future and our new everyday pandemic reality. We caught up with guitarist Duane Denison to talk album themes, innovating his signature guitar sound, and finding hope even in these uncertain times.