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Eagle Twin

Formed: 2007
From: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Eagle Twin News

Below is our complete Eagle Twin news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Eagle Twin Streaming New Song

As "The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale" -- the sophomore LP from Salt Lake City-based duo Eagle Twin -- nears official release via Southern Lord at the end of this month, today Guitar World is hosting a stream of the second song from the album. Stream "Ballad of Job Cain Part II" via Guitar World or in the player below. The upcoming Eagle Twin tour dates are:

West Coast Tour w/ Gaza
8/02/2012 The Boise Venue - Boise, ID
8/03/2012 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
8/04/2012 Backspace Cafe - Portland, OR
8/05/2012 Origami Recording Lounge - Chico, CA
8/06/2012 Ryan's Saloon - Reno, NV
8/07/2012 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
8/08/2012 CYC (Chinatown Youth Center) - Fresno, CA
8/09/2012 Secret Desert Show - Death Valley, CA
8/10/2012 Kensington Club - San Diego, CA
8/11/2012 Echo/Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff West [info/tickets]
8/12/2012 Chasers Nightclub - Scottsdale, AZ

New Zealand/Australia Tour w/ Russian Circles
9/26/2012 Kings Arms Tavern - Newton, NZ
9/27/2012 San Francisco Bathhouse - Wellington, NZ
9/28/2012 Corner Hotel - Melbourne
9/29/2012 Fowler’s Live - Adelaide
9/30/2012 The Bakery - Perth w/ Drowning Horse
10/04/2012 ANU Bar - Canberra
10/05/2012 The Zoo - Brisbane
10/06/2012 The Hi Fi - Sydney More...

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Eagle Twin Confirms New LP Details

Southern Lord has confirmed that the second full-length from Salt Lake City-based duo Eagle Twin, "The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale," will be released via deluxe digipak and digital download in North America on August 28th, 2012, with a 2xLP version to follow several weeks later. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale, picks up right where the Eagle Twin's acclaimed 2009-released debut LP The Unkindness of Crows left off. In this installment the crows documented in the first album have battled the sun and were burned back down to earth as black snakes, the concept of the album continuing mainly on the snake and its various mythic and symbolic incarnations. Ultimately the great ancestral snake is transformed from its lowly beginnings back into a bird soaring upon the thermals. As with The Unkindness of Crows, guitarist Gentry Densley (ex-Iceburn) drummer Tyler Smith (ex-Form of Rocket) recorded The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale with Randall Dunn at London Bridge Studio, the finished product bellowing with over fifty minutes of the band's most mammoth material to date."

View the cover art for the album, along with live footage of the band performing "Snake Hymn," below. The track listing is:

1. Ballad of Job Cain Part I
2. Ballad of Job Cain Part II
3. Lorca (Adan)
4. Snake Hymn
5. HornSnakeHorns
6. It Came to Pass the Snakes Became Mighty Antlers
7. Epilogue, Crow's Theology More...

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Eagle Twin Completes Work On Sophomore LP

Salt Lake City based stoner/doom rockers Eagle Twin has completed work on the band's sophomore effort, which will be entitled "The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale." The album was once again recorded with Randall Dunn at London Bridge Studio. The album will see the light of day this year, however no release date has yet been set.

The story of the release continues the from the 2009 debut LP "The Unkindness of Crows," as "the crows documented in the first album have battled the sun and were burned back down to earth as black snakes" and the concept of the new release "continues mainly on the snake and its various mythic and symbolic incarnations. Ultimately the great ancestral snake is transformed from its lowly beginnings back into a bird soaring upon the thermals."

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Southern Lord Posts Free "Resurrection" Sampler

Southern Lord is the latest label to release a free compilation on Amazon.com. You can download their “Resurrection” sampler, which includes an exclusive Sunn 0))) track “Isengard (Chopped And Screwed).”

Here's the free Southern Lord “Resurrection” sampler tracklisting:

1. Wino "Release Me" (5:53)
2. Pelican "Embedding The Moss" (7:44)
3. Eagle Twin "Murder Of..." (12:08)
4. Wolves In The Throne Room "Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog" (10:33)
5. Black Cobra "Omniscient" (3:17)
6. The Accused "The Splatterbeast" (2:37)
7. Orcustus "Asphyxiokenisis" (3:51)
8. Black Breath "Murder" (4:12)
9. Virulence "Blank Stare" (5:44)
10. Earth "Junkyard Priest (Live In Vienna)" (8:23)
11. Sunn O))) "Isengard (Chopped And Screwed)" (6:51)

Like Nuclear Blast's free compilation, however, it may only be available to those in the U.S.

In related news, Southern Lord recently slashed prices at their online store, with most CDs now $10 and double CDs and package deals reduced as well.

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Sunn 0))) Announces US Tour Dates with Eagle Twin

Sunn 0))) has announced a US tour with Eagle Twin. The tour dates are as follows:

9/17 - Pittsburgh, PA Mr Small’s
9/19 - RI Providence AS220 Broad Street Studio
9/20 - Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
9/22 - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Masonic Temple
(also W/ Pelican and Earth)
9/23 - Baltimore, MD Sonar
9/24 - Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
9/25 - Asheville,NC The Orange Peel w/ Faust
9/26 - Atlanta, GA LEGENDS Banquet & Special Event Center
9/27 - Athens, GA Seney-Stovall Chapel
9/28 - Athens, GA Seney-Stovall Chapel
9/30 - Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

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Harpoon Announces US Tour Date

Chicago grindcore band, HARPOON, has set out on a week long tour this week. Hitting towns between their Midwest hometown and the Northeast US, they will be supporting SUNN O))), EAGLE TWIN, THE HUMAN QUENA ORCHESTRA, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR and more along the way. The dates are as follows:

7/10/2009 House Cafe - Dekalb, IL w/ Sunn O))), Eagle Twin
7/12/2009 O'Brien's - Boston, MA w/ To The Wolves, In The Shit, Mast
7/13/2009 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ Unearthly Trance, Casket Architects
7/14/2009 The Charleston - Brooklyn, NY w/ We Are All Savages, Hunter/Gatherer
7/15/2009 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Microwaves, The Human Quena Orchestra
7/16/2009 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Total Abuse
7/17/2009 Zanies - Indianapolis, IN / DudeFest After-Party Too w/ 7000 Dying Rats, Lair of the Minotaur, Christ Beheaded
8/01/2009 The Mutiny - Chicago, IL w/ Lord Mantis, Czar More...

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Sunn O))) Announces West Coast Tour Dates

SUNN O))) has unveiled more US tour dates in support of their latest opus, "Monoliths & Dimensions."

Following their previously announced Midwestern US tour beginning next week, the band will devastate the West Coast this August. The tour kicks off in Seattle where SUNN O))) will headline two Southern Lord label showcase events. The first night will be as a duo performing the the Shoshin/GrimmRobe Demos in its entirety. They will be joined by labelmates The Accüsed (this show serving as a record release show for the Accüsed album "The Curse of Martha Splatterhead"). An encore Seattle performance follows the next night, this time alongside Southern Lord brethren Earth, Pelican and Eagle Twin. SUNN O))) then surges south along the coast through California and into Utah and Colorado alongside labelmates Eagle Twin and The Accüsed.

Here are the latest Sunn O))) "Monoliths & Dimensions" West Coast tour dates:

8/05/2009 Neumo’s - Seattle, WA w/ The Accüsed (record release show!), Trap Them, Black Breath
8/06/2009 Neumo's - Seattle, WA w/ Earth, Pelican, Eagle Twin
8/08/2009 Independent - San Francisco, CA w/ the Accüsed, Eagle Twin
8/09/2009 Historic Brookdale Lodge - Brookdale, CA w/ the Accüsed, Eagle Twin
8/11/2009 Center for Arts, Eagle Rock - Los Angeles, CA w/ the Accüsed, Eagle Twin
8/13/2009 Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO w/ the Accüsed, Eagle Twin
8/14/2009 Avalon Theatre - Salt Lake City, UT w/ the Accüsed, Eagle Twin

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Sunn O))) Announces Midwest Tour Dates

Sunn 0))) will be heading to the Midwest for the first time in some time. The tour lineup includes Attila Csihar (Invocations), Steve Moore (Trombone, and keys), Stephen O’Malley (Guitar), and Greg Anderson (Bass). Sunn 0))) will be touring with Eagle Twin. Here are the latest tour dates:

Thu 07/02/09 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sun 07/05/09 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Mon 07/06/09 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium / Underground
Tue 07/07/09 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
Wed 07/08/09 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
Fri 07/10/09 Dekalb, IL House Cafe
Sat 07/11/09 Pontiac, MI Eagle Theater
Sun 07/12/09 Newport, KY Southgate House

West coast dates for August and East coast dates in September 2009 will be announced soon.

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Southern Lord Announces Showcases at SXSW 2009

Southern Lord will be swarming the masses with several showcases, in-store performances and more at this year’s South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas:

Friday, March 20th
First, a Southern Lord performance at Snake Eyes Vinyl (outside); 1101 Navasota St. 3, Austin TX
featuring:
12:30 - It’s Casual
1:30 - Eagle Twin
2:30 - Black Cobra
3:30 - Thou

Then later that night, the SXSW Southern Lord showcase at Emo’s! This is one of the label’s most important and potent showcases ever, featuring some of the label’s most prominent contemporary acts (including Wolves In The Throne Room, Wino), some of the label’s newest signings (Black Cobra, Eagle Twin, Pelican) and plenty of other hearty acts including Thou and It’s Casual… A night of massive riffery and debauchery for all!

Emo’s Annex; 603 Red River, Austin TX
featuring:
7:30 - It’s Casual
8:25 - Thou
9:20 - Eagle Twin
10:15 - Black Cobra
11:10 - Wino (solo)
12:05 - Wolves In The Throne Room
1:00 - Pelican

Saturday, March 21st
Scott “Wino” Weinrich will be performing a solo acoustic set at High Times Magazine’s 2009 Doobie Awards party.
The party is from “high” Noon through 6 PM at Red 7; 611 E. 7th Street

Sunday, March 22nd
Southern Lord artists Wolves In The Throne Room and newest label signings Pelican will be playing at Red 7; 611 E. 7th Street

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Black Cobra, Eagle Twin Sign To Southern Lord

Southern Lord has officially announced the signing of two new bands into their eclectic, congregation of auditory purveyors. Coincidentally both bands are duos - each consisting of merely a guitarist and a drummer. The label welcomes Black Cobra and Eagle Twin.

Rafa Martinez and Jason Landrian have been coalescing Black Cobra's sonic brew for nearly six years now, yet neither were strangers to heaving heavy riffage prior, with Rafa doing time with Acid King and 16, and Jason in Cavity. But the pair unleashes a tone heavier than a trio of both guitar and drums. Their impenetrable hardcore doom chemistry evokes an intensity that sets them apart from the others, both live and recorded. The band has toured seemingly endlessly on both US and foreign soil since their 2002 inception, sharing the stage with The Sword, Weedeater, High On Fire, Torche and countless other bands in the upper ranks of metal and doom, most times blowing the competition away completely. Black Cobra plans to record their first album for Southern Lord sometime in the first half of 2009, with more info and tour dates to be announced very shortly.

Hailing from Salt Lake City, Eagle Twin has mainly solidified into proper form over the course of this year. Guitarist Gentry Densley is a very old friend whose previous band Iceburn was one of the most interesting and incredible bands of the '90s hardcore/post-hardcore movement. Gentry and Greg Anderson (Southern Lord, sunn 0))), Goatsnake) collaborated on the Ascend album Ample Fire Within record, released by Southern Lord earlier this year. The Eagle Twin sound is stained with early doom and blues-roots rock backing mythology of epic Old Testament proportions. The band will be recording their debut album with Randall Dunn (Earth, sunn 0)))) in Seattle this Winter and it should be released before summer of 2009.

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