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Torche is a band from Miami, Florida, United States. They play a distinctive style of stoner/ sludge metal that they categorize as ''stoner pop''.

The group was formed in 2004 by Steve Brooks (ex-Floor), Juan Montoya (ex-Cavity, ex-Ed Matus' Struggle), Jonathan Nuñez and Rick Smith (who also play in the grindcore band Shitstorm). According to MTracks.com: "Their music has a unique, hard-hitting sound that provokes a wide range of emotions, and they have a large fan base throughout the world. Read more on Last.fm

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The Month in Prog with David Keevill – Jan/Feb 2015

February 12th, 2015

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After their brief but well-deserved Winter hibernation, we’ve finally gotten round to poking our columnists back to consciousness and then to their keyboards so they can bang out some more monthly missives for us on their respective corners of the rock and metal pantheon. First up is David Keevill, who returns with to take a long hard look at what’s been going on in Prog so far this year…

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The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012

December 13th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

Well, it’s all been leading to this. The votes are in, the results have been tabulated, calculated, and any other kind of mathematically something-lated you can think of. This is the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012.

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Albums of the Year 2012: Raziq Rauf

December 12th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

So we’ve already published part 1, part 2 AND Dep Ed, Hugh Platt’s Albums of the Year lists, so now it’s time for the next stage of #RaziqRaufsReignOfTerror. Here’s the eclectic and ridiculous list of Raziq Rauf.

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Sunday Slaylist: Adios, Hydra Head Records….

September 16th, 2012

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As we reported on Tuesday, Hydra Heads Records bossman Aaron Turner announced this week that the label was to effectively close, with the label to transform little more than an administrative arm for the label’s existing catalogue before the year is out. This news was understandably greeted with howls of despair from all corners of the metal world, given the incredible pedigree of artists that Hydra Head has had through its doors over the last two decades.

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Album: Torche – Harmonicraft

May 16th, 2012

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Harmonicraft
Volcom
23 April 2012

by David Keevil

When an album comes along that fits so inherently into the stride of your life, it’s often difficult to tell whether it’s because it’s so inconspicuous that it barely registers or that it’s a monumental moment in the history of your consumption of music. Harmonicraft, the third studio album by Torche, undeniably falls into the latter bracket.

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Photos: Eurockéennes Festival – 03, 04, 05 July 2009

July 10th, 2009

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Roving Thrash Hits photographer, Gary Wolstenholme only went and found himself in a French nature reserve last weekend. When he wasn’t eating baguettes, Boursin and red, red wine, whilst getting massaged on an organic sunlounger, Gary was attending Eurockéennes Festival. Luckily he had a camera to take loads of photos of bands like Slipknot and Gojira. Not bad.

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Thrash Hits Top 10 Albums of 2008

December 4th, 2008

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1. Rolo Tomassi – Hysterics
2. Amon Amarth – Twilight Of The Thunder God
3. Gojira – The Way Of All Flesh
4. Metallica – Death Magnetic
5. Cancer Bats – Hail Destroyer
6. Johnny Truant – No Tears For The Creatures
7. Bring Me The Horizon – Suicide Season
8. Testament – The Formation Of Damnation
9. Torche – Meanderthal
10. The Bronx – The Bronx (III)

Album: Torche – Meanderthal

May 29th, 2008

Torche on a building site

Torche
Meanderthal
Hydra Head Records
08 April 2008

by Ryan Williams

Torche have reached that level of critical acclaim now where they have been labeled to high heaven. The Floridian quartet have been labeled as everything from ‘stoner pop’ to ‘thunder rock’ to ‘doom pop’, according to Wikipedia. The truth of the matter is that they are all perfectly reasonable descriptors. [Read more →]

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