FloridaGeekScene.com conducted an interview with Miami purveyors of hard rock TORCHE on May 12 at Will’s Pub in Orlando, Florida. You can now watch the chat below.
TORCHE released its third album, “Harmonicraft”, on April 24 via Volcom Entertainment. The bandmembers produced the CD in their hometown studio, Pinecrust, and delivered the finished recordings to Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE for mixing.
Led by vocalist/guitarist Steve Brooks (formerly of doom dropouts FLOOR), Jonathan Nuñez and Rick Smith (also members of the grindcore outfit SHITSTORM) and new guitarist Andrew Elstner (former vocalist/guitarist for St. Louis’ RIDDLE OF STEEL), TORCHE has been steamrolling the underground-metal scene since its 2004 inception and made big waves in 2008 with the release of “Meanderthal”, their second full-length album. With outlets like Pitchfork, Spin, Paste and Stereogum piling praise upon the band for their super-heavy-yet-totally-accessible brand of melodic metal, TORCHE soon found themselves on top of the underground metal heap, not to mention plenty of year-end lists, most notably grabbing the #1 spot on Decibel magazine’s “Top 40 Albums Of 2008.”
TORCHE‘s collection of singles, aptly titled “Songs For Singles”, was released in September 2010 via Hydra Head.