The Skinny: 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. Their debut LP, Secret Fire, will come out on June 2nd but you can check out a new track called “Riders” now.

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 groups Crusades, The Creeps, and The Visitors) entered Apartment 2 Recordings in winter 2014 to track their debut LP Secret Fire with fellow Ottawan and Fuck The Facts mastermind Topon Das.