New album "The Thundering Heard (Songs Of Hoof And Horn)" out on March 30th!
Salt Lake City-based duo Eagle Twin will release their long-awaited third LP, The Thundering Heard (Songs Of Hoof And Horn) on March 30th via Southern Lord.
Eagle Twin’s commanding sound delivers like a tectonic force, where doom and blues collide. Gentry Densley’s dominating low-end vocal tone is like an instrument in itself, rumbling alongside towering riffs, and Tyler Smith’s powerful rhythmic propulsion. It is a compelling combination, particularly when you add melodious bluesy romp to the equation.
Equally prevailing are the stories that shape Eagle Twin’s musical output, drawing upon folklore, and also strongly informed by recent happenings in the world. Observing our relationship to nature, and the band’s own surroundings in the dead salt seas of Utah are themes that feature frequently across their musical canon. The Thundering Heard continues where the previous album, The Feather Tipped The Serpent’s Scale ended. In the band’s own words…
“As the great snake grew giant fractal antlers of snakes and turned in upon itself creating a new world, the mountains rise, and the antlers stab through like trees across the landscape. The record begins with the hoofed and horned animals of our world running from mountains and forests on fire. Eerily harkening to the recent events in California and the massive devastation by fire across the land.”
Formed in 2007, Eagle Twin is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Gentry Densley of post-hardcore/jazz icons Iceburn and Ascend (with Greg Anderson) and drummer Tyler Smith, formerly of Form Of Rocket. Following a cult split 7" with Night Terror in 2009, the band joined with Southern Lord for the release of their debut LP, The Unkindness Of Crows. Eagle Twin have toured alongside Earth, Sunn O))), Pelican, The Accüsed, and more, including sets at South By Southwest, The Power Of The Riff, Roadburn (where they have played multiple times), Hellfest, Desert Fest and more. A split LP with Pombagira would follow in 2010, followed by their follow-up LP, The Feather Tipped The Serpent's Scale, released in 2012.
Besides occasional performance and the limited cassette release of Live In Atlantis in 2014, Eagle Twin have otherwise been focusing on their own brand of amplifiers, pedals, guitars, and gear, HEX Electrics (named after the Earth album which has been of magnificent importance to them); a company which they founded around the time of the second LP. The band’s handmade gear helps shape their particular crushing tone.
The Thundering Heard was captured with old friend and fellow Utah native Andy Patterson (SubRosa, Ascend), the album recorded, engineered, and mastered by Patterson, and produced by Patterson and Eagle Twin. Artwork and etchings by Sri Whipple with a nod to Zdeněk Burian, photographs by Russel Albert Daniels, design by Alex Mata, and assistance by Aaron D.C. Edge.