Limited vinyl LP pressing of this 2015 album including digital download. Black Tower hails from Ottawa, Canada, but it might as well be Middle Earth. Or at least a Middle Earth as filtered through heavy metal. Tolkien would probably not approve, but generations raised on his books-as well as Iron Maiden and assorted black metal records-will nod their long-haired heads in appreciation. In short, Black Tower is metal that wears it's nerd credentials proudly on it's sleeve. You don't sing "Under the Lonely Mountain!" loud and proud in your opening song, or marry the sensibilities of Slough Feg to early Dissection and an almost Bad Religion-ish punk catchiness, without knowing exactly what you are. A lot goes into the mix, but as with any good recipe, what comes out has a flavor all it's own. With only a self-titled demo under their belts, the three members of Black Tower (who have played in many other outfits, most notably punk bands Crusades, The Creeps, and The Visitors) entered Apartment 2 Recordings in winter 2014 to track The Secret Fire with fellow Ottawan and F*** The Facts mastermind Topon Das.