Eagle Twin

Urban Lounge Presents

Eagle Twin

Oxcross, Accidente

Friday, February 19, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Eagle Twin
Eagle Twin
Eagle Twin is a two-man doom metal / sludge outfit from Salt Lake City, Utah, United States formed in 2007 featuring Gentry Densley (Ascend, Iceburn) on baritone guitar / vocals and Tyler Smith (Form of Rocket) on drums.

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 (aka The Iceburn Collective) 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 a lot of successful modern music groups such as: Isis, Pelican, Sunn O))) 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 O))), Melvins etc…) but are crafted in a way that stands miles beyond the others.
Accidente was birthed in the ashes of Form of Rocket. Ideas that were previousy formulated and intended for it found a new application in a project that was originally intended as a two-piece. The ideal was simplicity, ease, and, most importantly, enjoyment. After hearing the original songs, which comprise "Exotic Payday" with just drums and bass, we imagined what textures and energy would come to it with a guitarist we admire and whose purpose is aligned with our own. Then it was three.

We played our first show with this arrangement, and were primarily instrumental. Another man with whom we all shared history and friendship was moved and suggested we consider including him in the mix. His talent, wit, and irreverent humor played on our minds favorably. The original idea of two found its completion in four.

The idea remains to enjoy the company of friends and to think and have a good conversation. When the inspiration strikes, to pick up our prefered instrument and attempt a dialogue at high volumes.
Venue Information:
Urban Lounge
241 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT, 84102