Tomahawk Share “Predators and Scavengers” Video as Tonic Immobility Arrives   

“…a noise-rock barnburner…” – Consequence of Sound
“Slithery and venomous…” – Revolver
“Filled with the same sinister, tightly arranged exercises in fierce, angular stompers that drove the previous record, Tonic Immobility offers up some surprisingly hook-filled barnburners, while still delivering throwback spaghetti-Western-flavored numbers that hearken back to the group’s beginning.” – AV Club
“…when these four chaps get together, the sky’s the limit… 9/10” – Metal Injection

“…jagged, intense hard rock.” – Stereogum

“compelling”- 4/5 – Kerrang!
“Every wayward step of Tonic Immobility is totally convincing. Tomahawk – a band that have very much prided themselves on their messiness and incoherency – have made perhaps their most cogent record yet.” – The Wire

To view the “Predators and Scavengers” video click the image above or follow this link:


March 26, 2021, Santiago, Chile – Tomahawk have released their first full-length album in eight years, Tonic Immobility (Ipecac Recordings), and with it they have shared a video for “Predators and Scavengers” ( directed, animated and produced by Diego Cumplido.

Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard/Unsemble) said of the clip: “‘Predators and Scavengers’ started out as a general observation on the current ecological climate of our planet. Perhaps it could also be applied to the socioeconomic climate as well? ”


Photo credit: Eric Livingston

About Tomahawk and Tonic Immobility:
Stop if you’ve heard this one before…Four guys from a bunch of other bands walk into a studio and walk out with a record. That’s sort of the story of Tomahawk, but it’s not the whole shebang. The guys—guitarist Duane Denison [the Jesus Lizard, Unsemble, etc.], vocalist Mike Patton [Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc.], drummer John Stanier [Helmet, Battles, etc.], and bassist Trevor Dunn [Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc.]—show up just when we need them. The first time was in 2001 with the self-titled Tomahawk. Following Mit Gas [2003] and Anonymous [2007], they dropped Oddfellows during 2013. It marked their best debut, reaching #9 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart.
The A.V. Club gave it a grade of “A-,” Revolver rated it “4-out-of-5 stars,” and Pitchfork chimed in, “This lurid, thorny, profoundly weird music–just comes tearing out.” All kinds of touring and festivals followed before the members went back to their gazillion other gigs in 2014.
On their 20th anniversary they finally return with their fifth full-length album, Tonic Immobility [Ipecac], in 2021. Thawed out from their slumber, they sound like, well, Tomahawk…
“Tonic Immobility could just be something in the air we’re feeling,” says Denison. “It’s been a rough year between the pandemic and everything else. A lot of people feel somewhat powerless and stuck as they’re not able to make a move without second guessing themselves or worrying about the outcomes. For as much as the record possibly reflects that, it’s also an escape from the realities of the world. We’re not wallowing in negativity or getting political. For me, rock has always been an alternate reality to everything else. I feel like this is yet another example.”
Tonic Immobility is available now ( in the following formats: digital, CD digipak, and 180 gram LP in textured gatefold packaging. Vinyl variants include standard black, coke bottle clear (indie retail exclusive – 5000 available).
Tonic Immobility cover by Eric Livingston
Tonic Immobility track list:
Valentine Shine
Doomsday Fatigue
Tattoo Zero
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