Witch Mountain

JRC Events Presents

Witch Mountain

Turtleneck Wedding Dress, Eagle Twin

Saturday, August 11, 2018

7:00 pm

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

This event is all ages

Witch Mountain
Witch Mountain
Witch Mountain was founded by guitarist/songwriter Rob Wrong and drummer/manager Nathan Carson in Portland, OR in 1997. In those days, if you didn't wear a cardigan and play sloppy indie-rock on a guitar you bought at a garage sale, you were not going anywhere. But the band was committed to its roots in the Blues, Rock, and Metal. Carson and Wrong shared a love of the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Judas Priest, and the Beach Boys. By the time the Homegrown Doom demo was recorded in '99, the band was already on its 4th bass player (he didn't last long, either).

Since those early days, Witch Mountain's accomplishments read like a laundry list: Three albums for Profound Lore, a single for Scion, a comp track on Adult Swim's metal compilation. Festival performances at Roadburn, Hellfest, Hopscotch, and tours all over Europe and North America with the likes of Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Cough, Lord Dying, Spirit Caravan, Weedeater, were all great successes. Likewise, the major press has levied accolades on Witch Mountain, from Pitchfork to NPR, Spin to MSN, Noisey to Rhapsody. If you can name a band that influenced doom, be it Candlemass or Blue Öyster Cult, Sleep or Diamond Head, Saint Vitus or Uli Jon Roth, Witch Mountain has shared the stage with them.


2015 brings new blood to the group, with vocalist Kayla Dixon taking over for the recently retired Uta Plotkin. Dixon's talent and enthusiasm continues to revitalize the band, which is remarkably far from jaded after nearly 18 years as a unit. Latest album Mobile of Angels won worldwide praise, and placed on most Top 20 Year End lists for metal music in 2014. Now, with latest and greatest bass player Justin Brown (#11, we think…) in tow, the group is set to tour America once more, this time in support of its longtime friends YOB.

Once against the grain in every way, time and culture has cycled the band into a new era where Doom is somehow considered cool, and Witch Mountain is recognized as an organic, unwavering stalwart of the scene.
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.
Venue Information:
Kilby Court
741 Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
http://kilbycourt.com/kilbycourt/calendar/listing.html