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Torche announce new album, Restarter, plus US tour dates

on November 04, 2014, 1:00pm

Sludge metal outfit Torche will release their fourth studio album, Restarter, on February 24th via new label Relapse Records. The follow-up to 2012’s Harmonicraft was recorded in the band’s hometown of Miami, Florida and was self-produced by bassist Jonathan Nuñez. Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou handled the mixing process.

In an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, Nuñez said the LP features tracks with “heavy ’80s pop song” vibes, some that are “heavy, melodic crushers,” and others that recall Motörhead and Psychedelic Furs. Referring to one song, tentatively titled “Bishop in Arms”, he said: “The music is like what we do, along with Motörhead: very driving, very heavy on the toms, real pounding rhythm section, the guitars are just nonstop, but with a melodic twist.”

He added, “Then the vocals come in, and it’s this whole Psychedelic Furs — and maybe Guided By Voices — phrasing. It’s an exciting song. We were like, ‘Whoa.’ None of us saw that coming.”

Below, check out the artwork for Restarter, followed by the band’s upcoming tour schedule.

Torche - Restarter album

Torche 2014-2015 Tour Dates:
12/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
12/28 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
01/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
01/04 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
01/06 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
01/07 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
01/08 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
01/09 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
01/10 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
05/22 – London, UK @ Underworld
05/23 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Social Club
05/24 – Galway, IR @ Roisin Dubh
05/25 – Cork, IR @ Craine Lane
05/26 – Dublin, IR @ Grand Social
05/27 – Belfast, IR @ The Limelight
05/28 – Glasgow, UK @ CCA
05/29 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
05/30 – Bristol, UK @ Temples Festival
05/21 – Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song
06/01 – Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur

Below, watch our video interview with Torche.

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