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…
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
Torche on Thrash Hits
December 13th, 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.
December 12th, 2012
September 16th, 2012
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.
May 16th, 2012
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.
July 10th, 2009
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.
December 4th, 2008
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)
May 29th, 2008
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 →]