DE Hamburg – Heavy Metal / Modern Prog Metal


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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder IVORY TOWER Album 1998
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder IVORY TOWER Album 2000
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder IVORY TOWER Album 2008
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder IVORY TOWER Album 2011
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IVORY TOWER - „IV“ (die Zahl des Irdischen) Super-Artwork plus 10 Tracks mit der richtigen Mischung aus Anspruch, Melodie und Härte sowie dem nötigen Bombast an den angesagten Stellen – das neue IVORY TOWER - Album hat es in sich.

Titel des neuen Silberlings: schlicht und einfach „ IV“. Assoziationen zu dieser Zahl gibt es reichlich – vier Elemente, vier Jahreszeiten, vier Himmelsrichtungen, vier Temperamente (gemäß der abendländischen Elementenlehre), 4/4 Takt oder 4-tes Album von 4 IVORY TOWE


The history of the band begins in 1996, when Andre Fischer, Sven Böge and Thorsten Thrunke (with two other musicians) founded the combo under the name AX´N SEX and soon advanced to one of the bright new metal hopes in and around northern Germany. Their selfproduced CD "Victim of Time"of four original works (playing time: 32 mins.) received a very positive reception, not only in Germany , but also in Europe as well as overseas. Numerous international music magazines waxed lyrically over the album. The Italian "Flash" gave 80 (from 100possible points), "Break Out" describes the band as being in the "royal echelon of metal", "Iron Pages" urged "... we strongly recommend this album". These were followed by several reviews in Scandinavia, Greece and even in the USA and Brazil. It did appear , however, that the band name did not entirely suit their melodic power metal and conjured up visions of sleaze metal. The musicians were quick to react. After some deliberation the musicians changed the name of the band to the more suitable IVORY TOWER. They polished their styles further, and made some changes in the line-up. After having been with the band since it´s formation, two of the musicians left their ranks and were soon replaced by Stephan Laschetzki (Bass) and Stephan Machon (Keyboards). This line-up is responsible for all the material on the "IVORY TOWER" and the "Beyond the stars" Album. Initial discussions between the band and Limb Music Products and Publishing (LMP) were held in December 1997. LMP had been quick to recognize the enormus potential of the band and offered them a contract. IVORY TOWER present ambitious and high-quality progressive power metal. Their sound is modern, gripping and varied. In March and April 1999 IVORY TOWER supported the album on tour through Germany with "Mob Rules" and "Murder One".
The recordings for the second album "Beyond the stars" started in summer 1999. IVORY TOWER produced again a monsterpiece, released 17th of April 2000. A brilliant album that contains 10 tracks and 63 minutes played music. IVORY TOWER turned to classical, orchestra arrangements, a lot of hard riding guitar riffs and melodic refrains. During that time there were extensive promotional activities all over the world but especially in Paris for the French release under the license label NTS. In 2001 there was the intoduction of new bandmembers on bass, drums and keyboards. Stephan M., Stephan L. and Thorsten left the band due to personal reasons. In 2001 we started extensive promotional activities in Sao Paulo/Brasil with the license label "Rock Brigade" (a special "Hello" to "ED GUY" and Crew!!). The band quitted the contract with LMP in 2002.
After that we start the pre-pre-pre production for the new album with the working title "IT. The recordings start in their own, new founded IVORY TOWER MUSIC PRODUCTION ENVIROMENT with the following studio band:

Andre Fischer - Vocals
Sven Böge - Guitars
Torsten Nesch - Bass
Oliver Kukla - Drums
Folke Fittkau - Keyboards

IVORY TOWER like to thank all the musicians they worked with or were in touch during the period of rehearsal for the new line up, especially: Jürgen Attig, Steve Alexander, Uli Kusch, Marco Minnemann.

The luxury circumstance to record in their own studio and so to ignore the time/money factor creates some unexpected effects. The band recorded the music in a relaxed atmosphere and tried different things. The new songs were much harder than ever, got imposant orchestral arrangements and breathtaking choirs --walls of choirs.

Catchy melodies were packed into a interesting concept. A compelling story was embedded within richly diverse power progressive metal. Listen!

After the recordings IVORY TOWER were searching - again- for a new label. No easy Job...

In 2006 Flo Tabbert on drums and Björn Bombach on Bass joined the band. In that year IVORY
TOWER rocked the "Headbanger´s Open Air" and the "Metal Bash". In 2007 IVORY TOWER were signed by the metal label Pure Steel Records and the actual album" Subjective Enemy" (former known as "IT") were launched worldwide in 2008.

Now IVORY TOWER start the pre production for a further album....it´s out in the stores since 11/2011, it´s name is "IV"-----what a monster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And after that we decided to engage a new keyboarder...or guitarist?? And during all those rehearsals we found Marco Matthies He plas guitar ans keys in a very famous way....BINGO!

We also want to rock some festivals in summer! Watch out!!!