Torche Announce New Album And Tour Dates, Release First Single
It’s been a hot second since Floridan stoner metallers Torche graced the world with their galumphing sound. But the band has now announced that they’ll be releasing their fifth album, titled Admission, later this year — and they’ve dropped a new single and a bunch of U.S. tour dates to accompany the news.
“This album is more revealing of who we are,” says guitarist Jon Nuñez. Regarding the band’s new configuration — with Nuñez switching to guitar and Eric Hernandez of Wrong taking over on bass — Jon says, “I think the core of the band is happier and more inspired than we have been in some time, and we’ve got somebody new who’s excited to be a part of it. It’s just refreshing. It feels right. It feels real.”
The single, Slide, is everything you’ve come to love from Torche — a sledge of riffs with magically uplifting accents heightening the band’s solid, powerful chug. Drummer Rick Smith describes the song as “one of the first songs Eric came to the table with, fully realized and arranged…Eric is a total beast of a songwriter. I suggested he use the first three Gary Numan records as inspiration and he came back at us with some melodically sound material that nailed the Torche vibe.”
Check out Slide via a YouTube visualizer below:
Meanwhile, U.S. fans can get their Torche fix at one of the following live dates:
31 Chicago, IL Chicago Doomed and Stoned Festival
15 Denver, CO Electric Funeral IV
20 Calgary, AB Sled Island
26 Tampa, FL The Crowbar
27 Jacksonville, FL The Justice Pub
28 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
31 Washington, DC Black Cat
1 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
2 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar
3 Allston, MA Great Scott
4 Pawtucket, RI The Met
5 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
6 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
7 Wilmington, NC Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern
8 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
9 Orlando, FL Henao Center
10 Miami, FL Las Rosa’s
21 Asheville, NC Heavy Mountain
1-3 Gainesville, FL The Fest
9 Austin, TX Levitation
And check out the awesome, dreamy cover of Admission below:
Torche’s Admission drops July 12th via Relapse Records, and is available for pre-order.
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