"Tomahawk" is an experimental heavy metal/alternative rock band from the United States. They formed in 2000 when Fantômas, ex- Mr. Bungle and ex- Faith No More singer 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 also with Battles), while Mike Patton brought Melvins/Cows bass player Kevin Rutmanis into the fold.
In 2001 the band released their first LP, the self titled ''Tomahawk'', produced by Joe Funderburk. Tomahawk recorded their next LP, ''Mit Gas'', with producer Joe Barresi in 2003. Both 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. They also took part in the "Geek Tour," which featured labelmates The Melvins and Fantômas. Tomahawk have also played on various festivals including the Big Day Out festival in Australia.