Torche Recording Restarter Follow-up; Album Slated for 2019 Release via Relapse Records



Torche has entered the studio to record the band’s fifth full-length album, due in 2019 via Relapse Records. 

“The new record has a great balance of new elements that have become a part of our sound over the last couple years, which is very exciting for us,” said the band in a joint statement. “We’re pushing classic signatures of our sonic identity, and bringing new vibes to the table. This time around there’s going to more dynamics while pushing our ‘wall of sound’ nature much further.”

Guitar player Jonathan Nunez is recording the release at Cabana East in Miami.

Stream Torche’s discography via Bandcamp ( and view a collection of videos and interviews via this YouTube-based playlist.

Quotes on Restarter:

“…gloriously fuzzy, sludgy, hard-hitting fourth album from four of loud rock’s most adroit genre-benders” – Entertainment Weekly 

“The heaviness is almost otherworldly on Torche’s fourth album, as if the Miami metal quartet recorded these bulbous guitar riffs on a planet with a different gravitational pull.” – Washington Post

“…Torche has made their most compelling record since Meanderthal.” – Pitchfork

“…Torche’s music connects muscle, songcraft and drive in a way that few bands of recent vintage can match.” – Chicago Tribune

“The album finds them further honing their ‘heavy pop’ approach, infusing sludgy, bass-heavy slabs of sound with bright and buoyant melodies.” – Revolver

“…it’s a tight little package of anthemic hooks and heft… 4 stars” – Alternative Press

“They can woo you with a pop song, crush you with the low strings, or do both at the same time. Few others can make that claim.” – Consequence of Sound

“This is a metal album, although that label feels reductive in some ways since far more is at play here than the genre might suggest.” – Relix

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