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Crest of the Martyrs Demos

by TWISTED TOWER DIRE

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sufferfordoom I love the huge vocals and crisp production of the original release, but it's very enjoyable to revisit this album in a gritty and unpolished light. Favorite track: To Be A Champion.
Brandon Corsair
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Brandon Corsair I never really liked the production on Crest of the Martyrs- I'll admit it. It's a great album certainly but it always felt a little neutered by the overly clean power metal production and huge choirs, and these demos are the opposite of that. It's amazing hearing these songs with a more epic, organic and triumphant feeling and I'm beyond glad that the band decided to unearth this alternate version of one of the best albums ever. Favorite track: Fight To Be Free.
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Chris P. This is a total classic masterpiece. End of story!
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At Night 04:03
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Infinitum 04:04
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Transfixed 02:58
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False Orion 05:20
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Nameless Grave Records presents Crest Of The Martyrs Demos, an alternate/demo version of TWISTED TOWER DIRE’s adored third album, making the recordings available for the first time.

In the days of olde, after classic heavy metal was supplanted by extreme music and before the current reignition of interest that the genre has enjoyed, Northern Virginia’s TWISTED TOWER DIRE tirelessly defended true heavy metal in all forms as they sought to breathe new light into a then largely dead genre. By the time their now-legendary third album Crest Of The Martyrs was written they were on top of the world, having played Wacken for the first time a couple years earlier and having released two full-lengths on The Miskatonic Foundation, run by Rich Walker of Solstice fame, as well as a wide array of EPs, splits, compilation tracks, and more.

Crest Of The Martyrs was the next step: a bigger power metal label, sleeker production, and TWISTED TOWER DIRE’s biggest hooks and choruses yet. Underneath the gleaming power metal edge provided by the production provided by the label and studio still lurked the same triumphing true metal band, however, and for the first time Nameless Grave Records is proud to present Crest of the Martyrs the way the band originally intended it: as a devastating, lean set of heavy metal bangers untouched by modern power metal production, and alternate studio decisions.

Old fans of the band can rejoice to have these different set of recordings available for the first time, and new fans can marvel at the powerhouse of one of America’s finest bands playing at their best. Highly recommended for fans of Visigoth, Pharaoh, and Omen.

Recorded in 2002 at Killabrew Studios, produced by Matt Crooks and TWISTED TOWER DIRE, and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studios, Crest Of The Martyrs Demos is completed with artwork personally done for this release by guitarist Scott Waldrop. The CD version features bonus tracks not included on the vinyl, including a second demo as well as a live track from Wacken 2003, and both the CD and vinyl editions bear liner notes from the band. The LP will be pressed in a total run of 500 copies, including 300 on Black and 100 on Silver. No Remorse Records (Greece) will have an exclusive 100 copies on Light Blue vinyl.

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released March 4, 2022

TWISTED TOWER DIRE Crest Of The Martyrs lineup:

Tony Taylor – vocals

Scott Waldrop – guitar

David Boyd – guitar

Marc Stauffer – drums

Jim Hunter – bass

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