Origin: Germany
Genres: Power Metal, Progressive Metal
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Spiral Tower  


Named for the Psychotic Waltz song (an early influence of the band), Spiral Tower's history traces back to the early nineties and a quintet who recorded a demo under the name Variety Of Arts and later an album as Tragedy Divine. After that album, the group splintered in two. Two of the members, wishing to pursue a less progressive, more traditional metal direction, went on to form Sacred Steel. The remaining three recruited new members and Spiral Tower was thus born. The 2000 debut album, Mindkiller, is a solid power metal album with some progressive tendencies (though not to the extent of their former influence Psychotic Waltz), with a sound that's far more rooted in American metal than their German counterparts (certainly more progressive than Sacred Steel, though again that was the reason Tragedy Divine broke up in the first place. Vocalist Alex Koch has a powerful midrange voice well suited to this music (indeed, he has been recruited as the new vocalist in Winters Bane, though he's not leaving this band), and in general the music is classy, aggressive, powerful, and the right mix of progressive elements (i.e. fine musicianship without over-indulgence). A fine debut from a recommended power-prog band.

Current Members

Alexander Koch

vocals (Winters Bane)

Sven Podgurski

guitars (Doomshine, Tragedy Divine)

Andreas Konstandaras

guitars

Bernhard Altmann

bass (Tragedy Divine)

Frank Zube

drums (Tragedy Divine)


Discography



Mindkiller 
2000 Massacre
  1. The eyes of the blind
  2. The martyr is dead
  3. Messenger from god
  4. On the wings of an eagle
  5. Tired faces
  6. Lord of the shadow
  7. Heartkiller
  8. Looking down on the moon
  9. Execute in excuse
  10. Feel the fears
  • Alexander Koch
  • Sven Podgurski
  • Andreas Konstandaras
  • Bernhard Altmann
  • Frank Zube


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