Interview with guitarist Scott Waldrop of Twisted Tower Dire
Conducted by Robert Williams
There are very few American metal acts that play the style of traditional heavy metal that Twisted Tower Dire have so long embraced. It could be argued that the band’s influences lean more towards classic British metal than anything. Formed in 1995 in West Virginia; Twisted Tower Dire has survived lineup changes, seen record labels come and go and beared witness to an ever shifting musical climate and has still managed to steadily release quality classic metal albums throughout the years. First with "The Curse Of Twisted Tower" in 1999 followed shortly there after with 2001’s "The Isla Of Hydra" Piet Sielck of Iron Savior fame lent his producer skills to "Crest of The Martyr’s" in 2005, while the 2007 release "Netherworlds" marked the swansong of longtime vocalist Tony Taylor.
Now relocated to North Carolina, the band is enjoying playing as a reinvigorated unit; given their second wind so to speak, with the addition of new vocalist Johnny Aune. Founding member and lead guitarist Scott Waldrop recently took the time to fill me in on all things Twisted Tower Dire.