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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