The long-awaited third LP by Salt Lake City-based avant-doom duo EAGLE TWIN, The Thundering Heard (Songs Of Hoof And Horn), will see release through Southern Lord on March 30th. Advancing its release, the record’s Revolver Magazine is hosting a stream of the mammoth third track, “Heavy Hoof,” as preorders for the record are issued.
With the release of the new song the members of the band offer, “’Heavy Hoof’ is the first EAGLE TWIN song we ever wrote so it has been something we have played throughout the years but never properly recorded until now. It’s a simple ditty, that has only gotten heavier over time, all about death and the devil and all that good stuff!”
Revolver refers to the song as, “a monstrously riffy modern take on the blues that could be based on a work song from centuries ago.”
Stream EAGLE TWIN’s “Heavy Hoof” at Revolver RIGHT HERE.
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.
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.
Stand by for additional previews, tour dates, and more on EAGLE TWIN to be announced shortly.