Thursday, November 06, 2014

New Torche Album 'Restarter' Set for Release in February 2015

Florida’s preeminent pop metal band Torche have announced the title of their upcoming new album, Restarter, and its release date, February 24, 2015. This will be their first release for heavy metal label Relapse Records and fourth album overall. It will follow up their excellent 2012 full-length Harmonicraft.

Torche - Restarter
Torche completed the recording of Restarter this past spring and it will contain 10 brand new tracks. Bassist Jonathan Nunez produced the record, with longtime collaborator Kurt Ballou (of Massachusetts metalcore pioneers Converge) mixing the set. Nunez described some of its sound to Rolling Stone in late March: “The music is like what we do, along with Motorhead: very driving, very heavy on the toms, real pounding rhythm section, the guitars are just nonstop, but with a melodic twist. Then the vocals come in and it’s this whole Psychedelic Furs – and maybe Guided By Voices – phrasing.”

Torche also just announced it will take a brief trek to Europe in late spring 2015 for dates in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and France. Fans won’t have to wait that long to see the group live again, however. As previously announced in September, Torche, along with Lionize, will head out on a short U.S. tour in late December and early January to support hard rock titans Clutch.

More dates will surely be added in due time, but to keep up with all things Torche, be sure to go to their official website,

U.S. Tour Dates 

December 27: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
December 28: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
December 29: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
December 30: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
December 31: Washington, D.C. @ The 9:30 Club
January 3: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
January 4: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
January 6: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
January 7: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 8: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
January 9: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
January 10: Austin, TX @ Emo’s

Note: This article was first published at Blogcritics Magazine