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Below is our complete Towers news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Towers Streaming New Song

"Hell" is here, as the opening track to the second LP from Portland's apocalyptic bass-and-drums duo Tower, titled "II," is now available below, courtesy of Cvlt Nation.

Eolian Empire will aid in humanity's de-evolution with the digital and 180-gram vinyl release of "II" on February 11th. Just days before its release on February 7th, Towers will punish the Portland townspeople with a live show. Details are as follows:

2/07/2014 East End - Portland, OR w/ Order Of The Gash, Left Blank More...

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Towers Announces "II" Release

The second LP from Portland's apocalyptic bass-and-drums duo Towers, aptly titled "II," will be released next month as part of Eolian Empire's continuing mission to foist the great unwashed Portland heavy underground on a now suspecting public. The label comments:

"Towers formed in 2010 after the demise of psych-garage act The Troglodytes, and by melding elements of doom, no wave, new wave, industrial, noise rock, and soundscapes into rough-hewn monolithic monstrosities simultaneously disturbing and tantalizing, the twosome has dragged and scraped chunks and shards from all the darkest sonic territories to assemble a heavy monster in its own image. Both primitive and futurist, Towers transcends musical movements, molding Promethean monoliths out of doom, sludge, no wave, new wave, industrial, and psychedelia.

"Recorded in full analog, at the same studio as the Shins and Decemberists, no less, Towers' second LP II is a Cremaster cycle of droney dirges, rapid-fire blasts, Lynchian soundscapes, and deviant hooks set off by barked orders, snarled decrees and haunting laments. The album starts off with a furnace growl, an ancient machine coming to life as each crooked limb cracks and stirs before being suddenly thrown into gear with a grinding off-kilter bass loop.

"Over thirty-six minutes II purposefully shifts through a procession of primal mutant grooves, oscillating hooks, sludgy crawls, cavernous experimental explorations, and haunting, swinging marches marked by the barked Teutonic invocations -Hell is coming! - and ghostly incantations of the wounded and beaten. II is a huge, enveloping beast of a record that captures the unique crushing intensity of their live sets."

"II" is due out February 11th on 180-gram wax and digital. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hell
2. The Door at the End of the Hall
3. The Chosen
4. In the Room of Misfortune More...

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Ceremony Of Sludge Coming To Portland

Portland's first annual Ceremony of Sludge will be taking place on March 2nd and 3d at the Alleyway on N.E. Alberta. On Friday March 2nd, Heavy Voodoo, Axxicorn, Avi Dei and Zmoke will play. Saturday, March 3rd will see performances by the bands Lamprey, Towers, Doomsower, and Witch Throne. Each ticket gets you a voucher for a download of the Ceremony of Sludge Vol. I mix. All eight of the bands currently slated to perform come from Portland, OR or the general area, and some have deals with local label Captain Couch records.

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