Watch Torche Bring The Sweaty Thickness To A Tiny Brooklyn Dive Bar
At the Brooklyn incarnation of our K! Pit series, we’ve been going pretty hard of late. Between Knocked Loose’s insane high-energy extravaganza and Vein’s utterly apeshit live melee, we were beginning to wonder if we had any cartilage left to spare. But when Miami stoner metal crew Torche came to our local Brooklyn dive bar The Gutter to play for a select handful of their diehard fans, we knew we had to pound a ginger ale and rally. In return, these guys brought the thunder, and provided exactly the kind of humid, hilarious show we needed.
For plenty of fans, Torche’s 2008 album Meanderthal, produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, is what earned them a place among modern rock’s most important acts. That said, the Florida four-piece have been kicking ass since 2004, earning their stripes on the road alongside bands like High On Fire and Mogwai. Only earlier this year, they played Late Night With Seth Meyers in support of their new album Admission, out now on Relapse Records. So no one in the Gutter’s cramped back room had any doubt in their minds that they had a rollicking good time ahead of them.
Watch Torche get heavy as all hell in The K! Pit below:
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If you’ve missed out on any of our previous Brooklyn K! Pits, you can watch them at the links below:
- 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
Meanwhile, make sure to check out London K! Pits on the Kerrang! YouTube channel.
Want to see Torche live? Tickets are available now for all of the dates listed here:
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
Tomorrow, watch Torche get heavy as the dickens at our latest Brooklyn K! Pit.
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