BLACK TOWER "The Secret Fire"
No Idea Records
No Idea Records NIR-343
CD/ Released: June 02, 2015
LP Released: July 07, 2015
• MAILORDER = OPAQUE RED vinyl (limited to 150)!!
• 150-Gram BLACK VINYL also available. If you want one, just mention this in the "notes" when you order.
• LP/DIGITAL on NO IDEA, CD on UNSPEAKABLE AXE!
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BLACK TOWER hails from Ottawa, Canada, but it might as well be Middle Earth. Or at least a Middle Earth as filtered through heavy metal. Tolkien would probably not approve, but generations raised on his books – as well as Iron Maiden and assorted black metal records – will nod their longhaired heads in appreciation.
With only a self-titled demo under their belts, the three members of BLACK TOWER (who have played in many other outfits most notably punk bands CRUSADES, The Creeps, and The Visitors) entered Apartment 2 Recordings in winter 2014 to track their debut LP The Secret Fire with fellow Ottawan and Fuck The Facts mastermind Topon Das. The album will be co-released by Unspeakable Axe Records and No Idea Records in the Summer of 2015.
To quote Eric / Unspeakable Axe: "It took me all of two songs to fall under its spell, and I hope that holds true for you guys when you eventually get to hear it. Just consider this the beginning of a journey – you’re Bilbo, the band and I are Gandalf and a bunch of unruly dwarves, and you’re being beckoned down a strange new road. And if that metaphor was a little too nerdy for you, best to bow out now. Otherwise, good times lie ahead."
Erin Ewing — Vocals / Guitar
Skottie Lobotomy — Bass / Vocals
Dave Williams — Drums / Vocals / Keys / etc.
1. Death March
2. Black Moon
3. The Dark Lord
7. The Dragon Flies
8. Night Seige