Torche Debut “Annihilation Affair” + Tour Dates

torche - Restarter - cover art

torche - Restarter - cover art

Heavy and melodic, not unlike Helmet, Torche has just made the new track “Annihilation Affair” available for streaming over at Pitchfork. This track has a slow, pick-a-fight type of swagger to it, and the exit with the chaotic guitars and rhythmic tribal-like drums is genius.

The song comes from the band’s forthcoming release, Restarter, out February 24th, via Relapse Records. Bass player and producer Jonathan Nuñez said of the new album:

I feel it’s strong sonically and harder hitting than the previous record [Harmonicraft]. I’m happy with the last record, but I feel on this record, it’s just more solid song to song. You’ve got to move forward. You can’t release the same record over and over.

The band offered up the first listen to their new music with the December stream of “Minions,” a song Nuñez told Rolling Stone was a “classic Torche song” and went on to call it a “heavy, melodic crusher.”

Restarter will be released on CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette/Digital, with pre-orders available now with songs “Harmonslaught” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mantasy,” will be included on deluxe editions. Digital pre-orders offer an instant download of “Annihilation Affair,” Bandcamp, and physically via Relapse.

Restarter Track List:

Annihilation Affair
Bishop in Arms
Minions
Loose Men
Undone
Blasted
No Servants
Believe It
Barrier Hammer
Restarter

Torche Tour Dates:

Dates through January 10th with Clutch and Lionize
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

Dates from January 16th to 21st with Municipal Waste
January 16 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
January 17 Wilmington, NC Ziggy’s by the Sea
January 18 Tallahassee, FL Pug’s Live
January 19 Gainesville, FL The Atlantic
January 20 Ybor City, FL Crowbar
January 21 Miami, FL Grand Central

May 2 Leipzig, DE Taubchental
May 3 Wroclaw, PL Asymmetry Festival
May 4 Prague, CZ 007
May 5 Munich, DE Ampere
May 6 Milan, IT Lo Fi Club
May 8 Barcelona, SP Rocksound
May 9 Madrid, SP Boute Live!
May 10 Lisbon, PT Musicbox
May 11 Bilbao, SP Kafe Antzokia
May 13 Zurich, SZ Dynamo
May 14 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthoff
May 15 Cologne, DE Underground
May 16 Berlin, DE Hafenklang
May 18 Nijmegen, NL Merelyn
May 19 Haarlem, NL Patronaat
May 20 Paris, FR Glazart
May 21 Antwerp, BE Kavka
May 22 London, UK Underworld *
May 23 Leeds, UK Belgrave Social Club *
May 24 Galway, IR Roisin Dubh
May 25 Cork, IR Craine Lane
May 26 Dublin, IR Grand Social
May 27 Belfast, IR The Limelight
May 28 Glasgow, UK CCA **
May 29 Manchester, UK Sound Control **
May 30 Bristol, UK Temples Festival
May 31 Nimes, FR This is Not a Love Song
June 1 Nantes, FR Le Ferrailleur

* – w/Part Chimp and Henry Blacker
** – w/Kings and Henry Blacker

Rock Hard \m/

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