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Below is our complete Torche news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Florida doom metal band DARK CASTLE will be performing at this year's SXSW, as the band will take part in showcases sponsored by 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore, BrooklynVegan, Chronic Youth and more.
DARK CASTLE have also secured a supporting slot on Kylesa's Spring European tour, which plows through France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Finland and Norway, with appearances at several festivals including Metalorgie (France), Impetus (Switzerland) and Asymetry Festival (Poland). The tour will share the stage with Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, Electric Wizard and more along the way.
DARK CASTLE SXSW 2010 tour dates are as follows:
3/17/2010 Emo’s - Austin, TX
Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ Torche, The Atlas Moth, Withered
3/18/2010 East End Tattoo - Austin, TX
Chronic Youth showcase w/ The Atlas Moth
3/19/2010 Headhunter's - Austin, TX
Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin showcase w/ White Mice, Liturgy, Salome, Coffinworm, Yakuza, The Atlas Moth, The Endless Blockade and more
3/20/2010 Plush - Austin, TX
Giant Steps Productions showcase w/ Irepress, Battlefields, Caspian and more
DARK CASTLE European tour w/ Kylesa:
4/07/2010 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
4/08/2010 Nantes, France - Metalorgie Festival w/ Baroness
4/09/2010 Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
4/10/2010 Porto Rio - Porto, Portugal
4/11/2010 Ritmo & Compas - Madrid, Spain
4/12/2010 Be Cool - Barcelona, Spain
4/13/2010 Le Confort Moderne - Poitiers, France
4/14/2010 Le Grand Mix - Lille, France
4/16/2010 L’autre Canal - Nancy, France
4/17/2010 Impetus Festival - Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Eyehategod
4/18/2010 Grnd Zero Vaise - Lyon, France
4/20/2010 La Maroquenerie - Paris, France w/ Shrinebuilder
4/21/2010 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod
4/22/2010 Covo - Bologna, Italy
4/23/2010 Bloom - Mezzago - Italy w/ Shrinebuilder
4/24/2010 Kapu - Linz, Austria
4/25/2010 Sfentona Club - Athens, Greece
4/27/2010 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
4/28/2010 The Garage - Oslo, Norway
4/30/2010 Asymetry Festival - Wroclaw, Poland w/ Electric Wizard, Shrinebuilder, Zu, Nachtmystium
5/01/2010 Ucho - Gdynia, Poland
5/02/2010 Archiv - Potsdam, Germany
Torche's "King Beef" music video has been posted online and can be seen below. The song is off their new split CD with Boris, which will be out soon.
Baroness has announced a full U.S. tour in support of their forthcoming album "Blue Record." This month-long headlining tour will kick-off on November 18th in Washington, DC and include a number of guests along the way including Earthless, Torche, Pig Destroyer, Iron Age, and more.
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Torche has just released a off-the-wall video for "Across The Shields," a track from their last release "Meanderthal." West Coaster's can see Torche who is currently on tour with Dredg.
May 8 2009 Glasshouse Pomona, California
May 9 2009 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, California
May 10 2009 House of Blues San Diego, California
May 12 2009 Starline Fresno, California
May 13 2009 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo, California
May 15 2009 The Underground Reno, Nevada
May 16 2009 Senator Theater Chico, California
May 19 2009 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
May 20 2009 Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco, California
May 21 2009 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, California
May 22 2009 Troubadour West Hollywood, California
May 23 2009 Troubadour (2nd night) West Hollywood, California
Kylesa has issued the following update about European tour dates:
"We're happy to announce some European dates to support our new album Static Tensions. Most of the shows will be with Torche. We are stoked to get back to Europe! There are a few more shows in the works so check back with us. We'll have the European vinyl press of Static Tensions available at these shows as well. See you soon!"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Torche is currently streaming the track "Sugarglider" online from their EP "Healer / Across The Shields." The song can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.
Atlanta hard rockers, MASTODON, have revealed a brand new song, "Divinations," from their new studio album, "CRACK THE SKYE." The single can be heard here and will be available digitally from iTunes and all other participating digital retailers.
MASTODON has also been confirmed as headliners of the Scion Rock Fest in their hometown of Atlanta, GA on Saturday, Feb 28th, at the Masquerade. Other artists confirmed to appear include Neurosis, High On Fire, Boris, Torche and many others. The event will run from Noon to midnight.
The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:
High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
A Storm of Light
TORCHE has parted ways with guitarist Juan Montoya. In a statement prepared by Juan, he had this to say:
"The ATP/Nightmare Before Christmas show on December 5, 2008, will be my final show with TORCHE. I’m very proud of the music we have created together over the past 4 years. I have been blessed to?tour the world and meet amazing?people and will be seeing you all soon enough. I am very inspired and will be collaberating with many of the talented friends I have met in my travels. Look out for new material early next year and a tour to follow. I wish TORCHE all the best and I thank all the fans for listening and being a part of this amazing experience." More...
COLISEUM’s performance from this year’s South By Southwest music festival has recently been posted online courtesy of MetalKult.com. This five-song set from the Relapse Records SXSW showcase can be viewed now at this location.
COLISEUM is currently on tour along the west coast with TORCHE and CLOUDS. The Louisville, KY three-piece will perform a special election night show in Los Angeles, CA this evening before flying to Japan with TORCHE for a brief tour together.
Upon returning home, COLISEUM will immediately join label-mates BARONESS and MINSK for a two-week tour in the northeastern US. A complete listing of confirmed COLISEUM tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.
For more information on COLISEUM, please contact Betsey Cichoracki, Relapse Records Media Relations, at (610)734-1000 x106 or Betsey@Relapse.com.
Here are the latest COLISEUM tour dates: More...
Black Cobra has returned home for two days, and then is back out on the road again with Torche and Clouds for their November string of tour dates listed below.
Black Cobra w/ Torche and Clouds:
Fri Nov 14th San Diego @ Casbah
Sat Nov 15th, Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
Sun Nov 16th Phoenix, AZ @ Phix
Mon Nov 17th, Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Wed Nov 19th, San Antonio @ Rock Bottom Bar
Thur Nov 20th Austin, TX @ Red Seven
Fri Nov 21st Dallas, TX @ The Lounge
Sat Nov 22nd Houston, TX @ Walters on Washington
Sun. Nov. 23rd New Orleans, LA @ Dragon's Den
Mon Nov 24th Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
Tues Nov 25th Nashville, TN @ The End
Wed Nov 26th St. Louis, MO @ FuBar
Fri Nov 28th St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Sat Nov 29th Fargo, ND @ The Nestor Tavern
Since "Meanderthal" was released in April Toche has been on the road around 11 weeks in the US doing various stints with label mates Harvey Milk and Clouds, a full summer tour with their new friends Boris, as well as a dates with the Sword. Up next they co-headline Europe and the UK with Pelican in to early October, and then two weeks later head out again in the US, but this time headlining for the first time since the albums release. Clouds are the partners in crime for the entire run, while Coliseum and Black Cobra split the the tour as support. Squeezed in there somewhere in early November are their debut set of dates in Japan with Coliseum in support.
8/31 Orlando, FL @ The Back Booth
9/12 Brighton, UK @ Engine Room w/ Pelican
9/13 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation w/ Pelican
9/14 Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor w/ Pelican
9/15 Belfast, UK @ The Limelight w/ Pelican
9/16 Dublin, UK @ Whelans w/ Pelican
9/17 Birmingham, UK @ Medicine Bar w/ Pelican
9/18 London, UK @ Underworld w/ Pelican
9/19 Bristol, UK @ Croft w/ Pelican
9/20 Hasselt, BE @ Muziekodroom w/ Pelican
9/21 Tilburg, NL @ ZXZW Festival w/ Pelican
9/22 Munster, DE @ Gleiss 22 w/ Pelican
9/23 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang w/ Pelican
9/24 Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen w/ Pelican
9/25 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia w/ Pelican
9/26 Munich, DE @ Feierwerk w/ Pelican
9/27 Frankfurt, DE @ Nachtleben w/ Pelican
9/28 Dresden, DE @ Beatpol w/ Pelican
9/29 Prague, CZ @ Rock Cafe w/ Pelican
9/30 Budapest, HUN @ A38 w/ Pelican
10/1 Vienna, AT @ Arena w/ Pelican
10/3 Rome, IT @ Init w/ Pelican
10/4 Brescia, IT @ Latte+ w/ Pelican
10/5 Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn w/ Pelican
10/6 Stuttgart, DE @ Club Schocken w/ Pelican
10/7 Paris, FR @ Glazart w/ Pelican
10/8 Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix w/ Pelican
10/9 Vitry Le Francois, FR @ Orange Bleu w/ Pelican
10/10 Koln, DE @ MTC w/ Pelican
10/11 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique w/ Pelican
10/12 Rotterdam, NL @ Waterfront w/ Pelican
10/24 Athens,GA @ Caladonia w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/25 Memphis TN @ The Hi-Tone w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/26 St. Louis, MO @ The Blue Bird w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/27 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/28 Denver, CO @ Larimer w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/30 Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Clouds, Coliseum
10/31 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Clouds, Coliseum
11/1 Portland, OR @ Satricon w/ Clouds, Coliseum
11/3 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s w/ Clouds, Coliseum
11/7 Tokyo, Japan @ Shin Okubo Earthdom w/ Coliseum
11/8 Osaka, Japan @ Juso Fandango w/ Coliseum
11/9 Aichi, Japan @ Ikeshita club upset w/ Coliseum
11/10 Kanagawa, Japan @ Yokohama FAD w/ Coliseum
11/11 Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya O-Nest w/ Coliseum
11/14 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Phix Gallery w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/17 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/19 San Antonio,TX @ Rock Bottom w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/20 Austin, TX @ Red Seven w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/21 Dallas, TX @ The Lounge on Elm St w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/22 Houston,TX @ Walter’s on Washington w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
11/23 New Orleans, LA @ Dragon’s Den w/ Clouds, Black Cobra
Pelican has a bunch of touring, split releases and more video goodness upcoming. Here's an update from the band:
"So, folks, it has been quite awhile since a proper update on what's going on. We've been mostly taking Summer off, which is why there's been little to report. But we are revving into full gear for the Fall, so it's time to let you in on what's up our collective sleeves.
"First up to deck is our upcoming European tour with our trusted and talented labelmates Torche. Their new record 'Meanderthal' has been the soundtrack for the summer, and if their opening stint for Boris in Chicago was any indication folks had better ready to be pummeled with a combination of melody and pure heaviness. The tour begins September 12th and runs through October 12th. We will be hitting tons of places we've been before, but also a bunch of places we haven't. See our upcoming shows sections for more info. More...
On July 30, Boris hit a mid-sized Vancouver bar called Richards On Richards. You should know for next time: before you head to a Boris show, you'd better square up with the universe. There's no nine-foot skinhead to boot your face in the moshpit, there's nobody in the bathroom doing coke off a bowie knife -- but you could still get hurt. It's those ultra-low frequencies, back and forth between your nervous system and bowels, until your spine explodes and paints the back wall pink. So square up first. I'm talking prayer bowls and mantras, I'm talking incense -- but shove the smouldering incense cones right into your eardrums, for Satan's sake. Sandalwood or patchouli earplugs. This is metal here, true metal, no matter how much attention the drummer pays to his huge silver gong. More...
Labelmates Pelican and Torche have announced a month-long run of European tour dates starting in mid-September. Here are the latest dates:
9/12 Brighton, UK @ Engine Room
9/13 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
9/14 Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
9/15 Belfast, UK @ The Limelight
9/16 Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
9/17 Birmingham, UK @ Medicine Bar
9/18 London, UK @ Underworld
9/19 Bristol, UK @ Croft
9/20 Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom
9/21 Tilburg, Netherlands @ ZXZW Festival
9/22 Munster, Germany @ Gleis 22
9/23 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
9/24 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
9/25 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
9/26 Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
9/27 Frankfurt, Germany @ Nachtleben
9/28 Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
9/29 Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock Cafe
9/30 Budapest, Hungary @ A38
10/1 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
10/3 Rome, Italy @ Init
10/4 Brescia, Italy @ Latte+
10/5 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
10/6 Stuttgart, Germany @ Club Schocken
10/7 Paris, France @ Glazart
10/8 Tourcoing, France @ Le Grand Mix
10/9 Vitry Le Francois, France @ Orange Bleu
10/10 Koln, Germany @ MTC
10/12 Rotterdam, Nertherlands @ Waterfront
Boris is currently on tour in the Americas, supporting their most breakout record, "Smile." This Saturday, June 28th, Boris' video for the track "Statement," the single for the Smile album, will premier on MTV's Headbanger's Ball, as hosted by Lamb of God. The show runs from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM on MTV2.
Recently, Guitar World's Metalkult.com posted live footage of the one-off NYC performance that includes four live tracks that show some of what can be expected from this tour.
Here are the latest Boris tour dates: More...
BORIS recently announced it's latest North American tour beginning in June with opening support from Torche. Lair Of the Minotaur has just been added to the July 22 to August 3 dates.
Here are the latest tour dates:
06/24/2008 Casbah - San Diego, CA
06/25/2008 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
06/27/2008 Rubber Gloves - Denton, TX
06/28/2008 The Mohawk - Austin, TX
06/29/2008 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
07/01/2008 Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
07/02/2008 Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL
07/03/2008 The Social - Orlando, FL
07/05/2008 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
07/06/2008 Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
07/08/2008 Black Cat - Washington, DC
07/09/2008 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
07/10/2008 Webster Hall - New York, NY
07/11/2008 The Middle East - Cambridge, MA
07/12/2008 La Sala Rosa - Montreal, QC
07/13/2008 Barrymore - Ottawa, ON
07/14/2008 Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
07/15/2008 Tralf - Buffalo, NY
07/16/2008 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
07/17/2008 Diesel - Pittsburgh, PA
07/18/2008 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
07/19/2008 Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
07/20/2008 Pitchfork Music Festival / Union Park - Chicago, IL
07/22/2008 The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE w/Lair of the Minotaur!
07/23/2008 Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS w/Lair of the Minotaur!
07/25/2008 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO w/Lair of the Minotaur!
07/26/2008 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/Lair of the Minotaur!
07/29/2008 Neumo's - Seattle, WA w/Lair of the Minotaur!
07/30/2008 Vancouver, BC, Canada w/Lair of the Minotaur!
07/31/2008 Thu Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre w/Lair of the Minotaur!
08/02/2008 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall w/Lair of the Minotaur!
08/03/2008 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex w/Lair of the Minotau
The Sword is headed out on the second leg of the Gods Of The Earth tour, this time taking out Torche and Stinking Lizaveta. The tour will make it's way down the east coast, ending up in Houston, TX. After that, they'll be playing this year's Bonnaroo Festival followed by a short European tour with Metallica.
The Sword also recently released their new video for "Maiden, Mother & Crone," which you can watch below.
Here are the latest THE SWORD tour dates: More...
Torche has announced date for their upcoming summer tour with Boris. The tour dates are as follows:
6/24 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
6/25 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
6/27 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
6/28 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
6/29 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7/1 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
7/2 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
7/3 Orlando, FL @ The Social
7/5 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/6 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
7/8 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
7/9 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/11 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
7/12 Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rosa
7/13 Ottawa, Ontario @ Barrymore
7/14 Toronto, Ontario @ Lee's Palace
7/15 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf
7/16 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
7/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
7/18 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
7/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
7/22 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
7/23 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
7/29 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have posted the following update:
“Due to personal reason we will no longer be touring with BORIS this summer. BORIS and TORCHE are still scheduled to tour the whole US June -August.”