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Twisted Tower Dire

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  • Years Active: 2000s


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Hailing from Chantilly, VA, Twisted Tower Dire proudly wave the flag of classic heavy metal, their heroic fantasy anthems inspired by original masters like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and so forth, and therefore existing in something of a vacuum from temporal trends and dictated fashions. Formed in 1995 by castoffs from several local bands, Twisted Tower Dire mainstays Tony Taylor (vocals), Dave Boyd (guitar), Scott Waldrop (guitar), and Marc Stauffer (drums) have recorded numerous EPs and three full albums, each of these with a different bassist, as follows: 1999's The Curse of Twisted Tower (with four-stringer Jim Murad), 2001's The Isle of Hydra (with Mike Engel), and 2003's Crest of the Martyrs (with Jim Hunter -- also of doomsters While Heaven Wept).