TWISTED TOWER DIRE: 'Back To Running At Full Steam Again'

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE has issued the following update:

"As many fans might know, TWISTED TOWER DIRE vocalist of nine years Tony Taylor has officially left the band and is now singing for German metal band CUSTARD. He is still like a brother and TWISTED TOWER DIRE wishes him all the best. TWISTED TOWER DIRE has officially welcomed VIPER vocalist Johnny Aune into TWISTED TOWER DIRE and they've have been playing a great strain of shows with him. Johnny's joining TWISTED TOWER DIRE has re-energized the band and they look forward to taking the new version of the band all over to show off the new lineup. Finally, TWISTED TOWER DIRE is back to running at full steam again (after a nearly two-year lull) with upcoming shows abroad and in Europe in 2007. They are very excited to reunite with old friends in Germany AND meet new ones in Greece! In the band's down time they are working hard at writing material for their fifth album much of which has already been written and demoed by Scott Waldrop. Albeit fans haven't yet had the chance to absorb TWISTED TOWER DIRE's progression through 'Netherworlds', the material they're currently constructing is pushing the band further towards catchy THIN LIZZY, UFO, B.O.C., NWOBHM anthems without cutting their strong '80s cult metal roots. New album 'Netherworlds' album out February 23 on Remedy Records."

The follow-up to 2003's "Crest of the Martyrs", "Netherworlds" was recorded at Killabrew Studios in Annandale, Virginia with producer Matt Crooks. The track listing is as follows:

01. Starshine
02. Netherworlds
03. Fortress
04. Casualty of Cruel Times
05. Tales of Submission
06. The Killing Kind
07. Dire Wolf
08. No One Left to Blame
09. Firebird
10. Crionics (SLAYER cover) (digipack only)
11. Stand Up and Shout (DIO cover) (Japanese bonus)


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