Formed in Vancouver in 2009, Hidden Towers has been a maturing idea for close to a decade between best friends Chris Cantrell and Ben Holland. Dabbled with off and on in between more active projects and careers, the band had never been given the full chance to exist until now. 2013 marks the most defined and static incarnation of the group, with a full-length album on the horizon.
In 2009, Hidden Towers won CITR radio’s Shindig competition; making them the first heavy band to win the competition since Three Inches Of Blood in 2001. From their prizes came Hidden Towers’ first EP – Great Conjunctions – and showcases for the band at NXNE in 2010. Following a modicum of national attention, Hidden Towers was put on hiatus due to incessant line-up changes and careers.
Cantrell (guitars/vocals) and Holland (bass) have enlisted the powerful and articulate drumming of Jakub Svoboda to create music that takes largely from bigger than life classic metal, 70′s jazz fusion, space rock and post-hardcore – turning their stripped down lineup into an evolved spectrum of sound.
Olympus Mons – recorded by Jesse Karr at Rain City Recorders – will be the first full-length release by Hidden Towers. Available January 8th through Defiled Under Music.