Torche Share Restarter Details and New Music


Restarter cover art by Santos

Torche, whose eagerly awaited Relapse Records’ debut, Restarter, is slated for a Feb. 24 release, have shared more details about the 10-track album including full track list and information on various editions.

The Florida/Georgia based quartet are also giving fans the first taste of music from the highly-anticipated album with a thirty-second teaser trailer featuring a portion of album opener “Annihilation Affair,” which is available now:

Restarter will be released on CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette/Digital, with pre-orders beginning Dec. 8.  Two bonus tracks, “Harmonslaught” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mantasy,” are  included on deluxe editions.
Restarter track list:

  1. Annihilation Affair
  2. Bishop in Arms
  3. Minions
  4. Loose Men
  5. Undone
  6. Blasted
  7. No Servants
  8. Believe It
  9. Barrier Hammer
  10. Restarter

The album was recorded at the band’s Miami studio, Pinecrust, with bass player Jonathan Nuñez overseeing production and Converge’s Kurt Ballou once again returning to handle mixing.  Speaking with Loudwire, Nuñez discussed the band’s approach to writing and recording Restarter: “I feel that with time you kind of expand and hopefully progress.  Hopefully this record is a good reflection of that. 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.”

Torche launch a round of U.S. dates later this month as they join Clutch and Lionize for a brief outing; a week of dates with Municipal Waste come mid-January. The band has also added three weeks to their previously announced European and UK dates:

December 27     Cincinnati, OH     Bogart’s

December 28     Cleveland, OH     House of Blues

December 29     Sayreville, NJ     Starland Ballroom

December 30     Philadelphia, PA     Electric Factory

December 31     Washington, DC     9:30 Club

January 3     Atlanta, GA     Center Stage

January 4     Lake Buena Vista, FL     House of Blues

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

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

Part Chimp, Kings and Henry Blacker open on all headlining European dates.

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