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Formed by Johnny Stewart in 2020, Pillars of a Twisted City return with Sentinel, the follow-up to their self-titled debut. The sophomore album still harnesses aspects of black and thrash metal but dives more into post-punk and gothic elements with beautiful atmospheric moments scattered throughout.

Inspired by time spent in the Pacific Northwest, Stewart composed Sentinel in Tofino, Canada, and tracked many of the instruments in an isolated floating studio in Clayoquot Sound. This beautiful backdrop influenced a lot of the sound and direction of the record as Stewart explains, “Thematically the isolation upon the ocean with only eagles, orcas, and meteorites inspired creative sounds. The songs came out naturally with additional influence and inspiration from events around us in the world over the last few years.”

Sentinel also finds Stewart incorporating banjo, accordion, and classical nylon string guitar into his compositions. The recording of these more exotic instruments took place in the aforementioned floating studio, housed in a shipment container entitled Sentinel, thus also serving as the inspiration for the album title.

Finally, Stewart states, “The goals of this band are to push boundaries, explore new sounds, and write good songs. Pillars of a Twisted City is an artistic collaboration celebrating freedom of creativity, removing consumer pressure, and concentrating on unique recording and songwriting experiences.”


released October 14, 2022

Recorded at Desecration Studios, Tofino, Canada, 2022

Mastered by Greg Mindorff

Logo by Paul Higgins

Regards to Undone // Creative & Locust Hail Productions


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Pillars Of A Twisted City Vancouver, British Columbia

Formed in 2020. Based in Tofino/Vancouver, Canada. Fusing together elements of Post punk, Black metal, thrash metal, folk music elements.

The Band‘s first album released in 2020. Second album released October 14, 2022. Sentinel.

Pillars of a Twisted City is an artistic collaboration celebrating diversity and non-conformist approach to recording,and writing.
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