Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Eagle Claw

Eagle Claw is a style of Chinese martial arts known for its gripping techniques and pressure point strikes. It's also the name of a kick ass instrumental metal band from Austin, TX. The band consists of Matt Rade (guitar,) Mike Gonz (guitar,) Luther Smalls (bass,) and Bart Butler (drums.) When they're not bartending/managing at Beauty Bar, Eagle Claw are out shredding at various venues in Austin and around the Texas area. The band formed in the fall of 2007, and first made a name for itself when their Demo Bastard Usurper started making the rounds in Austin. Then came their debut album, Poacher, which boasts an hours-worth of fat, heavy riffs that would be fun as hell to play on Guitar Hero. Take the eight-minute-long epic "Tailwind" for example:
You can get more Eagle Claw info and pick up Poacher at eagleclawhurts.com.