Maiden Meets Middle Earth: Exclusive Black Tower Video Premiere!

JRR Tolkien meets a seriously eclectic heavy metal melting pot on the upcoming Black Tower full-length debut The Secret Fire (Unspeakable Axe/No Idea, June 2), and we’ve got the exclusive premiere of the video for the track “Death March.”

Here’s what drummer/vocalist Dave Williams had to say:

“‘Death March’ is the opening battle cry from Black Tower’s inaugural collection of blood-soaked trad metal legends — a not-so-subtle nod to both the phantasmagoria of Tolkien’s tomes and the dark melodicism of Elixir, Master’s Hammer, Maiden, Dissection, et al, all the while rooted firmly in the soil that bore such punk essentials as Against the Grain, Sleep In Safety, and November-Coming-Fire. The video for ‘Death March,’ cut by Jason Gilmore at Urgency Company, is merely a reconfiguration of the cinematic triumph that is Sorceress, because…well, that shit is crazy.”