Virginia-based power metal heavyweights TWISTED TOWER DIRE perform as one of the main headliners of the NC Metalfest in Wilson, North Carolina. Scheduled to take place Saturday, October 8th, the full-day affair features three stages, with 30 bands from across the country performing, and showcasing TWISTED TOWER DIRE will headlining the festivities alongside Widow, Blatant Disarray and more.
TWISTED TOWER DIRE features guitarists Scott Waldrop (While Heaven Wept) and Dave Boyd (Volture), bassist Jim Hunter (Revelation, October 31, While Heaven Wept), drummer Mark Stauffer (Krass Judgement), and vocalist Johnny Aune (Viper) now replacing previous singer Tony Taylor, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in February 2010.
Released in May via Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music, TWISTED TOWER DIRE‘s latest full-length Make It Dark showcases some of the most matured and well-honed material in the band’s sixteen year history, culminating their pillar elements of rock/metal above the general standards into a classy, high-energy, eight-song masterpiece.
Stay tuned for more news in the coming months as TWISTED TOWER DIRE schedule more live appearances and begin work on the follow-up to Make It Dark.
“Along with bands like Jag Panzer and Pharaoh, they’ve championed the American style of power metal…” – Decibel
“…a terrific release that signals Twisted Tower Dire’s emphatic return to the forefront of traditional heavy metal. 9/10″ – Metal Assault
“Make It Dark is everything a traditional metal album should sound like. 9/10″ – Hardrock Haven
“…one of the best hidden traditional metal acts in America today.” – Metal Army America
“…the band’s new material is top notch, over the top and well above that of their peers in the American underground traditional heavy metal genre. 4.5/5″ – Metal-Rules
“Make It Dark will make unbelievers, believers.” – Blistering