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Background information
Origin California, USA
Genres Alternative metal,[1] alternative rock, experimental rock
Years active 2000–present
Labels Ipecac Recordings
Associated acts Fantômas, The Melvins, Mr. Bungle, The Jesus Lizard, Faith No More, Helmet, Battles
Website Official Site
Mike Patton
Duane Denison
John Stanier
Former members
Kevin Rutmanis

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 (also 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, produced by Joe Funderburk. The band recorded their next album, Mit Gas, with producer Joe Barresi in 2003. Both albums were issued by Ipecac Recordings.

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.[2]

The band's third album, Anonymous, was released on June 19th 2007 through Ipecac Recordings. Kevin Rutmanis left the band during the recording; reasons for his departure are unknown. Rutmanis claims that he didn't even know he had been fired until hearing that the group had begun working on new material. The band is now working as a trio.[3]


Date of Release Title Label Catalog Number
October 30, 2001 Tomahawk Ipecac Recordings IPC-018
May 6, 2003 Mit Gas Ipecac Recordings IPC-040
June 12, 2007 Sundance single Ipecac Recordings
June 19, 2007 Anonymous Ipecac Recordings IPC-089


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "((( Tomahawk > Overview )))". Allmusic. All Media Group. Retrieved May 13, 2009.  
  2. ^ "Big Day Out 2002 Line Up". Big Day Out Official Website. Retrieved 2007-07-10.  
  3. ^ "Tomahawk Biography". Retrieved 2007-06-06.  

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