Saturday, July 31, 2010

EAGLE TWIN + POMBAGIRA: Spanish, French and Portugese dates.

(U.S. Southern Lord)


(U.K. Black Axis records/Mordgrimm records)

after their blasting performances supporting SUNN O))) in their european tour last winter now EAGLE TWIN come back to europe leading their own tour supported by the English band POMBAGIRA, these are some of their dates in france and their full spanish and potugese period.

viernes 29 oct. L'inventaire, le Mans, France + ACTION BEAT
sabado 30 oct. Cod'bar, Poitiers, France
domingo 31 de oct. Edaska, Barakaldo, Bizkaia
lunes 1 de nov. Casa de Atochas, Coruña
martes 2 de nov. Porto-Rio, Porto
miercoles 3 de nov. Wurlitzer Ballroom, Madrid + LAZHARUS
jueves 4 de nov. Moog rock n' roll club, Barcelona

(U.S. Southern lord)

Behold the debut album from Eagle Twin. Although Eagle Twin is a very new entity its helmsman: Gentry Densley is no stranger to innovative, heavy music. Densley was the musical visionary and leader of the legendary Jazz, Prog, Rock, Metal, Hardcore group Iceburn from 1991-2001.

Iceburn has been called the greatest and most important musical offering from Salt Lake City since the Osmonds! Gentrys' playing has been very influential to alot of successful modern music groups such as: Isis, Pelican, Sunn 0))) etc..

In order to disseminate his majestic and mountainous riffs in the present day he enlisted massively behemoth skinsman Tyler Smith. The drums are not only a driving force that efficiently steam rolls over you they conjure a repetitious mantra that is eerily infectious.
Although Iceburn was primarily a instrumental force with Eagle Twin Gentry is much more vocal and the depth of his lyrics is endless. His vocal evocations bring to mind the hoarse rasp of Tom Waits and Howlin Wolf but possibly channeled through Tuvan throat singers! His voice, is used much like an instrument and often times creates a unique drone of its own. The riffs and music definitely have familiar reference points (Caspar Brotzmann Massaker,Earth, Sunn 0))), Melvins etc..) but are crafted in a way that stands miles beyond the others.

"The Unkindness of Crows" was recorded to tape in Seattle by Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn 0))), Kinski, Ascend).

(U.K. black axis records/mordgrimm records)

Formed at the crossroads between 2006 and 2007. The programme of intent is based on a strong acknowledgement to the forces associated with the downtrodden.

The name PombaGira comes from the Afro-Brazilian religion of Quimbanda. Within the confines of this religion for those socially marginalised, PombaGira's attributes are strength and protection. She is the wife/consort of Exu, a trickster spirit that has in the past been mistaken for the devil. She is the protectress of the downfallen, prostitutes and the weak. She commands obediance and is considered to have a fiery constitution. Because she 'serves with both hands', an adage describing her flexible approach to how she treats humans, she is to be feared and revered. If you treat her with respect she will potentially grant you what you wish, however, if the compact is made and then broken she will unleash a surge of destruction that will leave no-thing standing. It is this kaleidoscope of hidden depth and potential within the expression of the life world, here enfleshed, that is made manifest through the medium of sound. It is this thin veneer between the hidden and the seen, the fixity of a reality and the possibility for exploration into the sphere of the invisible that defines the inspiration for the band.

The Crooked Path is the course upon which we tread, to the faint-hearted it is a journey that one should not take.
First LP is now out, it is available through this site and is also available through Shellshock distribution the same can be said for Black Axis Abraxas. Equipment we use those who may be interested: 2x 1973 Sunn Model T 150 watt/ Sunn Model T 1976 150 watt/ sunn 2000s 120 watt/1975 Orange 120 OR/Laney Klipp 100 watt 1975/ 1975 Selmer SV 100 watt treble and bass amp/1970s Simms-Watts 100 watt/ 1972 Impact by Status 120 watt/ 1973 Sound City 200 watt modified amp. Speakers: Simms-Watts 4x12/two Marshall 1985 JMC800 4x12/Marshall 1968 guitar 8X10/ Marshall 8x10 bass cab/ Ampeg 1975 V9 9x10 /Ampeg 8x8/Marshall bluesbreaker TV 1967 4X12 battered but working fine/ 4x12 sunn/ 4x12 hi-watt/ two 1x18 impact cabs/ Simms-watts 1x18/ 4x12 vintage cab make unknown but similar in size to the bluesbreaker/Marshall 4x12 (modern)/2 x 4x12 Ibanez cabs (modern).

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