Long-running fuzz masters Torche are gearing up to hit the road for the next two months and in celebration of their return to the stage, they’ve put out a new single.
“It Never Began,” which is conveniently posted below, is your typical stoner/sludge metal fare, complete with fuzzy, heavy guitars, an easy to follow riff, booming bass, and thumping drums supporting some trippy vocal effects. If you’re a fan, you know what you’re getting and you’re still going to enjoy the hell out of the new music.
This new song and the tour signal a turning point for the band, as this live run of shows will be the band’s last with guitarist and vocalist Steve Brooks.
And even though the tour won’t start until Friday, you can still catch drummer Rick Smith once again sitting in with the 8G Band, the house band for popular NBC television program Late Night With Seth Meyers until this Thursday.
If you’re diggin’ the new song, you can catch Torche live during their upcoming run with Meshuggah. Depending on when you catch them, you’ll either see Converge or In Flames on the bill as well. Check the dates below to see when they’ll be playing near you.
w/Meshuggah & Converge:
09/16 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/18 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09/20 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
09/21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/23 Louisville, KY – Portal (no Meshuggah) (feat. JD Pinkus)
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/25 Columbus, OH – Express Live
09/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/28 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
09/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
09/30 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
w/Meshuggah & In Flames:
10/02 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
10/06 Reno, NV – Virginia St. Brewhouse (no Meshuggah)
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/08 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre