Eagle Claw (Austin, TX)
Austin TX’s instruMETAL outfit EAGLE CLAW plays heavy, loud music. From the very beginning, vocals were never in the plan for this creatively destructive four piece. Taking up where other instrumental bands leave off, Eagle Claw carved out their own niche within the instrumental genre. Dynamic and engaging, but ultimately all things metal.
Formed in the fall of 2007, the band started gaining momentum when their demo, ‘Bastard Usurper’ first infiltrated Austin’s music scene. That was then followed up by their first official release entitled, “Poacher.” Recorded by Brain Richie (bassist, The Sword), if features 9 blistering tracks filled with tasteful riffs, clever time changes and fist pumping beats that set the tone for what Eagle Claw have become known for.
In 2012, the band released their much anticipated sophomore album, “Timing of the Void.” Featuring 8 monolithic tracks, the record’s title and overarching theme is based on “The Book of Five Rings’, a test on Kenjutsu and the martial arts, written by Japanese swordsman Miyomato Musashi, circa 1645. In recent news items published on Eagle Claw, the Austin Chronicle wrote, “Like Musashi, the local quartet’s instrumentals are dually Zen and violent, and their timing and attack is martial. Not just a titular reference, the swordsman’s lessons are the basis for the music on Timing of the Void.”
Eagle Claw’s third full length album, entitled ‘Valis’ is set to be released in the Fall of 2019, with a U.S. Tour to follow.
Comprised of the dualistic soundscapes of guitarists, Matt Rade and Michael Gonzalez, the searing low-end fuzz of bassist Alec Padron, and the relentless poudning of Bart Butler’s drumming, the band is best known for their high energy live performances.
Warlung (Houston, TX)
Founded in 2016, former members of Houston’s The Dead Revolt and Rivers joined forces to push the limits of song writing and creativity. Inspired by the sounds of old, WARLUNG has taken what the 70’s era of rock and psychedelia gave us and turned it into a hi-powered, white knuckled ride, down the rock n’ roll highway. The debut album is entitled, “Sleepwalker”
Kill The Lizard (Houston, TX)
From the depths of the inner earth, to the lighted stage in front of fellow shapeshifters.
Alone On The Moon (Houston, TX)
Alone on the Moon is a video-obsessed, instrumental post-rock/stoner/post-metal band from Houston, Texas. The group formed in 2012 as a collaboration between Joe Lovchik (guitar) and Seth Johnson (bass). Joe and Seth met through mutual friends and found they had the same vision for a heavy, instrumental sound. Nathan Smith (drums) was quickly recruited to fill out the jam sessions, and the trio began writing. Soon, the band made a unique impression in their hometown with their epic songcraft and psychedelic projections. Guitarist Ahmad Saad joined Alone on the Moon in 2015, adding a rich, new layer to the group’s heady outpourings of distortion.
The band recorded its first EP in 2015 and quickly began producing pupil-dilating live spectacles across Southeast Texas incorporating video projections, lighting arrays, and Class 2 lasers. Alone on the Moon’s vivid debut album, Spectra, was release in August of 2018 and is available on all digital download and streaming platforms.