TWISTED TOWER DIRE Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Temporary Replacement

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE have parted ways with vocalist Tony Taylor. "Because of some personal problems he's been having, we asked him to take a break from the band and not do the string of shows we have lined up throughout the fall," guitarist Scott Waldrop writes on the group's web site. "This was mainly out of concern for him and also because we thought it would stabilize the band. Tony told us he was quitting on the spot if we asked him take a break. So far, that is that. Right now we're not sure if there's any chance he will come back. Our thoughts are with him and his family. The conversation only lasted about an hour, but it was absolutely one of the worst things I've had to go through between friends. For the meantime, TWISTED TOWER DIRE is playing out with Johnny Aune on vocals from the Raleigh metal band VIPER. Check them out at:"

TWISTED TOWER DIRE has completed work on its fourth album, "Netherworlds", due on February 23, 2007 via Remedy Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Crest of the Martyrs" 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)

Upcoming TWISTED TOWER DIRE tour dates:

Oct. 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Dwell in Darkness Festival
Oct. 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Hook
Oct. 28 - Glouster City, NJ @ The Pirates Den
Oct. 29 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's


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