Torche have made the first new music from their eagerly-awaited album Restarter (released Feb 23rd 2015 via Relapse Records) available, with the song \’Minions\’ streaming now via YouTube & Soundcloud.

\’Minions\’ demonstrates Torche’s knack for merging huge infectious melodies with down-tuned, crushing sludgy rock shines on the nearly five minute song.

Restarter will be released on CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette/Digital, and is available to preorder now.. Two bonus tracks, “Harmonslaught” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mantasy,” will be included on deluxe editions. Digital pre-orders are available now via iTunes, Bandcamp, with physical pre-order packages available via

Restarter track list:
Annihilation Affair
Bishop in Arms
Loose Men
No Servants
Believe It
Barrier Hammer

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. In discussing the band’s approach to writing and recording Restarter, Nuñez shared his thoughts on the band’s musical evolution: “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.

EU Tour dates:
May 02 Leipzig, DE Taubchental
May 03 Wroclaw, PL Asymmetry Festival
May 04 Prague, CZ 007
May 05 Munich, DE Ampere
May 06 Milan, IT Lo Fi Club
May 08 Barcelona, SP Rocksound
May 09 Madrid, SP Boute Live!
May 10 Lisbon, PT Musicbox
May 11 Bilbao, SP Kafe Antzokia
May 13 Zurich, SZ Dynamo
May 14 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthof
May 15 Cologne, DE Underground
May 16 Berlin, DE Bi Nuu
May 17 Hamburg, 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 Crane 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 (2105)
May 31 Nimes, FR This is Not a Love Song
Jun 01 Nantes, FR Le Ferrailleur

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