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Twisted Tower Dire

Formed: 1995
From: Chantilly, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Twisted Tower Dire News

Below is our complete Twisted Tower Dire 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

New Heaven And Hell Sampler Available

A new Heaven and Hell sampler titled "Over the Top" is now available for download courtesy of the label at this location. Below is the listing of the 21 tracks from each of the artists on the label, plus you get a sneak peek at their upcoming releases.

1.Dark Design- No Death
2.Witches Mark- Cauldron Boron
3.The Reticent- Enemy
4.False Prophet- Holy Deception
5.Eugenic Death- Medication Time
6.Dogbane- Fire and Brimstone
7.Overlorde S.R.- Keeper of the Flame
8.Blacksmith- The Beast
9.Ancient Creation- Apocalypse
10.Seventh Calling- Paid in Blood
11.M-16- Shot Down
12.Demontuary- Days of Infernal Insanity
13.Hellrazor- Darker Days
14.Ritual- Dark Star
15.Praetorius- Pirates of the West
16.Core Device- Trail the Vein
17.Overlord- White Witch
18.Twisted Tower Dire- A Dangerous Meeting
19.Thunderstick- Afraid of the Dark
20.Natu Sabverata- Godless State of Mind
21.ESP- Take ‘em Alive

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Warriors Of Metal Fest Posts Bands And Times

The Warriors of Metal Fest V Open Air, which will take place on Friday June 29th and Saturday June 30th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, OH (located about 20 minutes east of Columbus), has officially announced the band order and set times for this weekend's event. Additionally, there will be a pre-fest showcase on Thursday the 28th The Shrunken Head Rock Club at 251 West 5th Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. Doors for the showcase are at 7:00 and the first band takes the stage at 8:00. The lineup for the pre-fest showcase is as follows, with a promo streaming below:

Thursday, June 28th

08:00 - 08:35 - METEORFALL
08:50 - 09:25 - KLNZR
09:40 - 10:15 - A.O.D.
10:30 - 11:10 - SKULL HAMMER
11:25 - 12:20 - RAVAGE
12:35 - 01:15 - ZUUL
01:30 - 02:10 - SEAX

Band order and set times for the Warriors of Metal Fest V Open Air:

Friday, June 29, 2012

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm - BORROWED TIME
12:55 pm - 01:35 pm - FIERCE ATMOSPHERES
01:50 pm - 02:30 pm - THORHAMMER
02:45 pm - 03:25 pm - POSSESSOR
03:40 pm -04:20 pm - DEGRADATION
04:35 pm -05:15 pm - MACHINAGE
05:30 pm - 06:20 pm - POWER THEORY (CD Release Performance)
06:35 pm -07:35 pm - TWISTED TOWER DIRE
07:50 pm -08:50 pm - EXXPLORER
09:05 pm -10:05 pm - MYSTIC-FORCE
10:20 pm - Midnight - MANILLA ROAD More...

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Warriors Of Metal Fest V Posts Promo

Warriors of Metal, Inc. has revealed its 2012 Promo Video for Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air produced by the vocalist and guitarist of the Brazilian thrash metal band Machinage. Furthermore, the organization has issued the following statement regarding its charitable effort for this year's festivities:

"Since Warriors of Metal, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization in the state of Ohio and we are dedicated to education and proliferation of metal music as well as charitable service to our greater metal family and community, we would like to announce that for this year's charity project we will be collecting money at the festival to donate to our metal brother Brian Bond, who plays in the Thursday, June 28th Pre-Fest Showcase band KLNZR."

"Brian recently lost his home to a fire and although everybody in the family is fine, they did lose some pets in the process of trying to escape the blaze. Brian and his family are in temporary housing now and we will be making a collection during the Fest to help them out. Additionally, our friend Fabio Delibo of the Brazilian thrash metal band Machinage has stated: 'We from Machinage are very saddened to hear about Brian Bond's home having been destroyed in a fire, and since we can't help just by our hands, we are willing to try to collect as much money as we can in all the gigs."

"We are going to play in our month long US Tour this summer in order to help Brian and his family.' The 2012 Machinage US Tour starts at Worcester, Massachusetts, goes as far north as Burlington, Vermont, as far south as New Orleans, Louisiana, and as far west as Kansas City, Missouri. We at Warriors of Metal, Inc. applaud Machinage's pledge and shall do our best to help them raise even more money for the Bond family and this worthy cause during our fifth year anniversary show this summer."

For more information on the Warriors Of Metal Fest V, go to its website.


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Warriors Of Metal Fest Goers To Receive Free Comp

The Warriors of Metal Fest V has announced that all the fans who will attend the festival this year on June 29th and 30th at Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio will receive a special 2012 Double CD Fest Compilation album which is in pressing right now. Additionally, thanks to the efforts of the WOM Fest European Street Team, 2000 of the Keep It True XV Festival attendees this year will also receive this compilation for free.

This 158 minute metal monster was funded by all 36 participating bands from five different continents, mixed by the WOM Fest promoter Datis Alaee and mastered by Thord Klarstrom at the 7th Gate Studio in Arvika, Sweden. The layout and arrangement of the accompanying 16 page full color booklet was done by the WOM Fest organizer Lea Alaee. All the artwork for this official Fest release was done by Dragonfyre Studios' Wayne Smith and Frank Parr in Defiance, Ohio - who also designed the soon to be revealed Fest poster and Fest T-shirt designs.

The 17 tracks on Disc 1 contain bands from USA, Australia (Taberah), Greece (Power Crue), Sweden (Gallows End) and Brazil (Machinage) and includes exclusive pre-release tracks from: Power Crue (Lighten The Underground from Greece), Gallows End (Independent from Sweden) and American bands; Mystic-Force (Siegen Records), Power Theory and Fiakra (Pure Steel Records).

The 19 tracks on Disc 2 contain bands from USA, Brazil (Woslom) and Jordan (Dragonrider); and includes exclusive pre-release tracks from Seax and Iron Will from Massachusetts, Lady Beast from Pennsylvania, The Last Alliance from New York and Banshee from Kansas. For the full track listing, please see the back panel of the album below. For all event related information visit the Warriors Of Metal Fest's website here. More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Warriors Of Metal Fest

The Warriors Of Metal Fest has confirmed five more bands that will be appearing on it's roster.

Mystic-Force
Fierce Atmospheres
Borrowed Time
Dark Design
Amadis

The Warriors Of Metal Fest will take place on June 29th and 30th, 2012, at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio. Read more about it by referring to other news we have posted on the Fest, or head over to the WOM website. Also check out a video from one of the new entrants on the roster, Maryland progressive band Mystic-Force with the track "Man Made Master."

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Warriors Of Metal Fest V Confirms Five More Bands

The Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air has just announced the addition of five more bands to the roster of groups that will be playing. The fest will take place on June 29th and 30th at the Frontier ranch in Pataskala, Ohio. The five newest confirmed acts are:

Argus
Exxplorer
Twisted Tower Dire
Fiakra
Power Theory

For more information on the festival, refer to the article we posted here. More...

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Twisted Tower Dire to Headline NC Metalfest

Twisted Tower Dire will perform as a headliner at the NC Metalfest in Wilson, North Carolina on Saturday October 8th.

The NC Metalfest includes three stages and 30 bands. Widow and Blatant Disarray are among the featured acts.

Virginia-based Twister Tower Dire released "Make it Dark" earlier this year. The power metal group soon plans on scheduling more tour dates and working on another album.

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Twisted Tower Dire Streaming New Track

Today metal webzine Apoch's Metal Review has posted a track from Twisted Tower Dire's upcoming fifth full-length release, "Make It Dark." Tune in to hear the fifth track from the album, "White Shadow," at this location.

"Make It Dark" is set for North American release by Italy's Cruz Del Sur Music on May 3rd, 2011. The band has also confirmed a concert on May 20th in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will be announcing more live actions over the coming months. The details are as follows:

5/20/2011 Kings - Raleigh, NC w/ Colossus, Volture, Sex Panther

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Twisted Tower Dire To Release "Make It Dark"

Traditonal metallers Twisted Tower Dire have completed their fifth full-length recording "Make It Dark." Cruz Del Sur Music will release the album on May 3, 2011. TTD tapped UK artist Martin Hanford (Slough Feg, Bal Sagoth, Warhammer) for the album's cover art.

Due to the traffic-related death of vocalist Tony Taylor on February 6, 2010, The Virginia band went on hiatus after their 2007 release "Netherworlds." Johnny Aune (Viper) replaced the fallen Taylor. TTD's current lineup also includes bassist Jim Hunter (Revelation, October 31, While Heaven Wept), drummer Mark Stauffer (Krass Judgement) and guitarists Scott Waldrop (While Heaven Wept) and Dave Boyd (Volture).

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Hellrazor Posts New EP For Free Download

North Carolina's Hellrazor has released a new EP to follow up their debut album "In the Wild." The new EP, entitled "Soothsayer," is available for free download here. This release features new band member Jim Hunter of While Heaven Wept and Twisted Tower Dire and mainstay Charley Shackleford of Daylight Dies.

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Halcyon Way Parts Ways with Vocalist, Sean Shields

The Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band Halcyon Way has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences. Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive-metallers ASHENT, who have released two records via Lion Music.

"I'm really excited and humbled by the opportunity to jam with these guys, and I'm looking forward to help take the band to the next level on the new record," said Steve. More...

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Withersoul To Open for Candlemass In Virginia

Virginia metallers, Withersoul, announce the following upcoming shows:

4/19 - Williamsburg, Virginia - William & Mary Metalfest w/ A LIFE ONCE LOST & Immortal Avenger
5/10 - Richmond, VA, Virginia - VMA gig with Behelmod @ Rocks
5/19 - Springfield, Virginia - Jaxx w/ CANDLEMASS, Daylight Dies, Twisted Tower Dire

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Dwell in Darkness Festival Details

The Dwell in Darkness festival will take plance in Elbos, Ohio from June 10-11. Bands are as follows:

Friday, June 10:

EXTOL
INCANTATION
CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN
SUMMON
ESTUARY
WEHRWOLFE
JUDAS GOAT
THROCULT
SIN ORIGIN
Black Trinity
SKULLCAP
FECAL CORPSE
EVERMOURN
DAY I DREAD
PREMATURE BURIAL
ELUSIVE TRAVEL

Saturday, June 11:

BOBAFLEX
DOG FASHION DISCO
Into Eternity
All Shall Perish
BYZANTINE
BROADZILLA
THE HEAVILS
4 IN THA CHAMBER
TWISTED TOWER DIRE
AVERNUS
HELL WITHIN
FAST EDDIE
A WAKING NIGHTMARE
THE MESSIAH COMPLEX
REV. 9
PROJECT 44
JACKALOPES
I Died Trying
MORPHIC RESONANCE
SPLITT
CAJE
LOWCHAIN
LUDAVICO TECHNIQUE
SECONDS FROM DISASTER
ESLAVED TO MERCY
SOUTH GATE
REGIMENT
DISSONANT HATRED
KRIMSON REIGN
NEEDLESS GUILT, REWIND
DISKREET, METAPHYSICAL
WOE OF TYRANTS
FOURTYFOUR More...

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More Info On Ohio's Dwell In Darkness Festival

June 10th-11th will mark the return of the nationally acclaimed 'Dwell in Darkness' festival that is set to bring a dark cloud over the city of Dayton, Ohio for two straight days. In a waning metal scene, SMNnews.com in conjunction with JagerMeister, and The End Records will be breathing new life back into Dayton, Ohio for a two day metal extravaganza that will feature a myriad of international, national, regional, and local bands.

The 2 days of pure metal fury will be unleashed at Elbos, a premiere Dayton venue that will be housing most diverse festival that North America has to offer. Located in the heart of the "Oregon District", Elbos features an outdoor patio, pool tables, vendorville and merch areas, and a full bar.

Headlining Day One (June 10th) of Dwell in Darkness II, all the way from Norway will be Century Media Records' mighty Extol. The band will be performing in support of their May 3rd release "Blueprint Dives" as they trek across North America. Co-headlining with Extol will be Listenable Records' road-warriors Incantation who will be making a special one-off appearance before heading out on a full US tour with Hate Eternal. Like a turd in your easter basket, Friday's lineup wouldn't be complete without the almighty grindcore quartet of Circle of Dead Children. Day one of terror continues with the addition of the incredibly brutal black metal stalwarts Summon, regional powerhouses Estuary, and Cleopatra Records artists Wehrwolfe. Also flying in from Norway to make a rare one off US performance, will be up and coming death metallers Judas Goat. Fusing the best of the mid-west and east coast with a flavorful touch of European metal delight, June 10th is set to make metal history in Dayton, Ohio. Throcult will also be making there way across a few states to debut some new material for all to see and hear. On top of that…preparing to send a bold, powerful statement to their local metal community, rounding out the day's lineup will be Blackmetal.com artists Sin Origin, regionals Black Trinity and Skullcap, New York's Fecal Corpse, Kansas Metal Awards winners Evermourn, Kentucky's Day I Dread, West Virginia's Premature Burial, and locals Elusive Travel.

If Friday wasn't enough - prepare for the unstoppable lineup of Saturday (June 11th)…Headlining the 2nd day of this amazing event will be the insane, intense, musical powerhouses who recently inked a deal with TVT Records and go by the name of Bobaflex. Known for their brutal live show, and onstage intensity, the band will be taking time out of the studio to headline this prestigious Ohio event - so start preparing yourself. Adding to the tally of the east coast's biggest names in rock and metal that will be appearing at Dwell in Darkness II is Artemis Records' Dog Fashion Disco. DFD will be making a special one off appearance to take to the stage in Dayton, Ohio as they continue to work on their major label debut. Century Media's finest Canadian act, progressive-melodic-death metallers Into Eternity as well as one of Nuclear Blast Records latest signings All Shall Perish will be storming the front, part of an all out main stage Ohioan aural assault.

Also diverging away from their regular touring schedule, from the white-hot West Coast label, Prosthetic Records (Lamb of God, All that Remains, Himsa, etc.), will be one of West Virginia's most merciless and forthright acts - Byzantine. Alas, what would a true festival be without a bit of female spice? Broadzilla, who have toured the world, will also be stopping by to tear the house down. Jetting over from Illinois, with bottles of Jager in hand, and plenty of free merch, will be Metal Blade Records artists and rock and roll virtuosos the Heavils - expect a set-time full of surprises! The pit doesn't stop there. Upping the ante and flying in from New York City to wreak havoc upon the city of Dayton, a band who will be making their second Dwell in Darkness appearance, is former Century Media/Kingfisher Records hardcore artists 4 in tha Chamber. Also making the trip from the East Coast, a group who has taken to the stage at European Festivals such as Wacken, and have toured relentlessly all over Germany, will be Twisted Tower Dire. Other namesakes rounding out the billing for Saturday, June 11th will be doomsters Avernus, who recently inked a deal with Flood the Earth Records, Lifeforce Records' Hell Within, New York City's Mr. Bungle Fast Eddie, as well as, A Waking Nightmare, The Messiah Complex, Rev. 9, Project 44, Jackalopes, I Died Trying, Morphic Resonance, Splitt, Caje, Lowchain, Ludavico Technique, Seconds from Disaster, Enslaved to Mercy, South Gate, Regiment, Dissonant Hatred, Krimson Reign, Needless Guilt, Rewind, Diskreet, Metaphysical, Woe of Tyrants and Fourty Tour.

This two day phenomenon, that features artists from Ferret Records, Metal Blade Records, Century Media Records, Prosthetic Records, Cleopatra Records, TVT Records, Listenable Records, and Lifeforce Records, with bands coming in from Norway, Pennsylvania, Kansas, West Virginia, California, Illinois, Kentucky, and New York. The show will ONLY cost a mere $15 dollars a day, with two-day passes running for a discounted rate at $27. Bringing in genres of music from all across the world, and from all across the United States, Dwell in Darkness II provides the best in hardcore, metal core, heavy metal, black metal, death metal, doom, industrial, and much, much more all for the cost of a 3 band club show.

There will also be hourly giveaways, raffles, contests, festival shirts, merch booths, autograph sessions with performing artists, vendorville areas, and much, much more. Also on hand to complete your two days of metal will be SMNnews.com and SMN Promotions Staff, who will be flying in to meet and greet fans, and MC the event. Discounted hotels rates are available for traveling parties through the Red Roof Inn in Miamisburg, Ohio @ 937-866-0705 - just mention the group name of 'Dwell'!

More show information is available at: http://dwellindarkness.SMNnews.com.

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New Twisted Tower Dire CD In 2005

Twisted Tower Dire is currently in the studio recording our 4th album “Netherworlds” for Germany’s Remedy Records. The track listing includes:

1. Starshine
2. Netherworlds
3. Fortress
4. Casualty of Cruel Times
5. Tales of Submission
6. The Killing Kind
7. Dire Wolf
8. No One Left to Blame
9. Firebird

The style of the new songs is a mixture of Saxon and Mercyful Fate with TTD’s classic Maiden-esque sound. The production will be a rawer and punkier vibe along the lines of Maiden “Killers” or Dio-era Sabbath. The bonus tracks will be TTD’s covers of "Crionics" (Slayer) for the digipack version and "Stand Up and Shout" (Dio) for the Japanese version (on Spiritual Beast Records).

There are also plans for a "Starshine" 12" vinyl EP to be released either before or in conjunction with the album. The track listing is: More...

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Twisted Tower Dire Ready New Album and Covers

TWISTED TOWER DIRE has spent the past year preparing material for a follow-up to 2003's Crest of the Martyrs . The album will be produced by Matt Crooks, Twisted Tower Dire and Eike Freese. It is to be released roughly in the middle of the year on Remedy Records. Some new song titles include "Starshine", "Tales of Submission", "Netherworlds", and "Casualties of the Cruel." "Martyrs" was the number 2 album of the year editor pick at Electricbasement.com and one track off the album, "At Night", appears on the Electricbasement.com Presents...High Voltage Rock On The Upsurge 2-CD compilation.

Meanwhile, they band have also been recording covers for several projects. They recently recorded a version of BLACK SABBATH's "Glory Ride" (from The Eternal Idol album) for inclusion on a Black Sabbath tribute album to be released by Cleopatra Records. Also, Midwest Metal's tribute to Schenker-era UFO Spaced Out, featuring Twisted Tower Dire performing "Give Her the Gun" among other bands, will be released April 15th. The band have also recorded a cover of "Shoot You in the Back" for Remedy Record's Motömorphösis - A Tribute To MOTORHEAD Part II which was released late last year.

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