The Secret Fire

by Black Tower

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The Secret Fire is BLACK TOWER's inaugural collection of blood-soaked trad metal legends -- a not-so-subtle nod to both the phantasmagoria of Tolkien's tomes and the dark melodicism of Elixir, Master's Hammer, Maiden, Dissection, et al, all the while rooted firmly in the soil that bore such punk essentials as Against the Grain, Sleep In Safety, and November-Coming-Fire.

from Eric at Unspeakable Axe Records:

"Black Tower hail from Ottawa, 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 long-haired heads in appreciation.

In short, Black Tower is metal that wears its nerd credentials proudly on its sleeve. You don’t sing “Under the Lonely Mountain!” loud and proud in your opening song, or marry the sensibilities of Slough Feg to early Dissection and an almost Bad Religion-ish punk catchiness, without knowing exactly what you are. A lot goes into the mix, but as with any good recipe, what comes out has a flavor all its own."


released June 2, 2015

Erin Ewing - Vocals / Guitar
Skottie Lobotomy - Vocals / Bass
Dave Williams - Drums / Vocals / Keys

Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by Topon Das at Apartment 2

Released on CD by Unspeakable Axe / Dark Descent Records
Released on LP by No Idea Records



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Track Name: Death March

We’ve gathered the brave
To march
Into the unknown

Under the Lonely Mountain

The time has come
To take back what was ours
We’re ready to die
We’re ready to die
We’re ready to die

We’ve reached the mountain
We can hear the beast roar
We have blood on our swords
We have blood on our swords
Track Name: Black Moon

A funeral pyre’s lit ablaze
The darkness eternal
No light of day

From these ashes a fire shall be woken
The spell of darkness it will be broken

Far above the mountain high
A black moon rises and darkens the sky

Under the black moon
Under the black moon
The forest’s grim
Our rituals begin
Track Name: The Dark Lord

In the shadows of the night
The darkest dreams of the night
His demons run through the night

The Dark Lord, ruler of the night

Cries, cries from this dark world
Hear the voices they scream to be saved from the
Lost, lost in these dark lands
Hear the voices they scream to be saved from the
Dark Lord’s command

Break, break the chains that bind us to the night
The veil of darkness keeps us from the light
Break, break the chains that bind us to the night
Track Name: Riders

Through the darkness to the light
Fire is our only hope
Cloaked black riders in the night
Fire is our only…

We burn our candles through the night
We keep our fires burning bright

The black candles burn
Hear the crows cry
Birds of ill omen
Take to the sky
Track Name: Shadows

Unquiet souls trapped in the black
A call from the dark, they’ve broken the pact

Wandering souls
A paleness holds
Waiting for their day
To fade away
To fade away
To fade away

Trapped on this Earth
These shadows are ghosts
A broken oath
Hear the whispers at night
You hear their whispers at night
These dead men are…
Track Name: Winter

The seasons change
The winds sweep the plains
Swallowed by darkness
It’s colder than death

Under the blackest sky
Ice grips the Earth and I
Don’t know if I will survive
When ice grips the Earth

Under the snow
Our warm blood turns cold
Swallowed by darkness
It’s colder than death

The winter sun
Lies low above the trees
In the darkness
Life begins to freeze
The freezing moon
Lies high above the hills
In the darkness
The frost begins to kill
Track Name: The Dragon Flies

In a dark dream
It came to me
(I saw)
The fires burn through the night

In a dark dream
It came to me
(I saw)
This Kingdom’s lost for all time

The fires burn tonight
The dragon wakes to take flight
They know their last days are here
There’s no magic to save them now
Track Name: Night Siege

Ten thousand men
Atop their steeds
The arrows pierce and
They bleed and they bleed

Usurpers of the throne
Their cups filled with blood
This Kingdom’s people
They bleed, and they bleed, and they bleed

A siege at night
To take the Kingdom
Take our freedom

A war begins
The time has come
For their blood to run