Tomorrow: Watch Torche Get Heavy And Sweaty In A Tiny Brooklyn Dive Bar
The last few Brooklyn installments of our K! Pit series have been absolutely punishing, between Knocked Loose’s ultra-kinetic hardcore to Vein’s brutally real modern metalcore. So this time around, we wanted to indulge in something thicker, groovier, and slightly more delicious at the outset. Thankfully, Miami stoner rockers Torche were down to come and play the back room of our favorite Williamsburg dive bar The Gutter, and created a singalong sauna that perfectly scratched our itch.
Not that we expected anything less from Torche. The band has made waves in metal’s underground with their unique brand of bright, uplifting doom metal since forming in 2004. Having toured with everyone from Mogwai to High On Fire, they’ve picked up enough strange influences to make their music a breathtaking middle ground of positive and crushing. Of course, for many, it was 2008’s massive Kurt Ballou-produced Meanderthal that cemented them as one of modern rock’s most important acts, and made them the kind of band who can play Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Want to get in on the tasty, tasty K! Pit action? Go to our Facebook page tomorrow, August 22nd, at 7:30pm BST (2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST), for an exclusive livestream of Torche’s Brooklyn K! Pit performance.
Need a little something to entice you? Here are some pictures from the night:
See you tomorrow.
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If you want to warm yourself up, check out one of our previous Brooklyn K! Pits:
- Watch Vein in The K! Pit
- Watch Knocked Loose in The K! Pit
- Watch Sacred Reich in The K! Pit
- Watch Sum 41 in The K! Pit
- Watch Baroness in The K! Pit
- Watch Sharptooth in The K! Pit
- Watch Daughters in The K! Pit
- Watch Jesus Piece in The K! Pit
You can also watch our London K! Pits on the Kerrang! YouTube channel.
If you want to see Torche live, tickets are available now for all of the tour dates listed below:
03 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury *
04 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
05 - Little Rock, AR @ Rev Room *
06 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street *
07 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *
08 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *
10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
11 - Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club *
12 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlows *
13 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
14 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue *
15 - Seattle, WA @ Highline *
16 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic
17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
18 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
20 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
21 - Asheville, NC @ Heavy Mountain
01-03 - Gainesville, FL @ FEST
09 - Austin, TX @ Levitation
* w/ Pinkish Black & SRSQ
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