"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2003
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Torchbearer News

Below is our complete Torchbearer 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Torchbearer Posts "Death Meditations" Studio Clip

Torchbearer has posted a "making-of" video clip online, showcasing the band's time in the studio recording the new album "Death Meditations." You can check out the recording studio footage in the player below.

You can also find the previously posted trailer for the "Death Meditations" album by navigating over to this location.

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Torchbearer Posts Another New Song

Sweden's Torchbearer has issued the following update about posting another new song online from the band's upcoming album:

"Hi all! You can now find another brand new song off 'Death Meditations' (date of release, via Vic Records: April 25th), entitled 'Severings,"' posted. More news as it happens!"

You can check out the new song "Severings" through the official Torchbearer MySpace page at this location. The cover artwork for "Death Meditations" and info on pre-orders is available here.

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Torchbearer Streaming New Track

Sweden's Torchbearer has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming album:

"Hi all! You can now find a brand new song off 'Death Meditations' (date of release, via Vic Records: april 25th), entitled 'Coffin-Shaped Heart,' posted. To pre-order, see here. More news as it happens!"

You can check out "Coffin-Shaped Heart" at this location, or view a trailer for "Death Meditations" in the clip below.

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Torchbearer Issues Album Update

Torchbearer has checked in with the following update about the band's new album "Death Meditations:"

"Hi all! (Sorry for the lack of updates lately.) A couple of weeks ago we finally, after a lot of shilly-shallying, managed to get the new album ready, once and for all. Even though it has taken quite some time to complete, it has totally been worth the wait and effort. The level of satisfaction at this point, is just mind-blowing and we are all really proud of what we've accomplished, as a team, this time around.

"The album, going under the name of 'Death Meditations,' will see the light of day, mid-spring, via the Dutch label Vic Records. Cover artwork, titles, promo-pictures and a sneak preview YouTube trailer, will be posted shortly, so be sure to keep an eye open for that! In the meantime, we hope that the new Myspace design (thank you Nea) is to your satisfaction and delight!

"Happy new year everyone! More news as it happens!"

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Torchbearer Renames New Album

Sweden's Torchbearer has issued the following update:

"After some talk within the band, we have decided to change the name of the new album, from 'Dying Codex' to 'Death Meditations.' The title 'Dying Codex' will still be featured in the album track-list though."

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Torchbearer MP3 For Download, New Album Details

A brand-new TORCHBEARER track, titled "Sown Are The Seeds Of Death", can be downloaded in MP3 format.

"Sown Are The Seeds Of Death" comes off the Swedish death/thrash metal group's debut album, "Yersinia Pestis", due on March 22 through Metal Blade Records.

The first album to be released under the recently announced partnership between Cold Records from Sweden and Metal Blade Records, "Yersinia Pestis" is being described in an official press release as "the mean bastard son of DARK FUNERAL, DEICIDE and HYPOCRISY, the perfect link between death and black metal with hints of thrash every now and then."

The CD was recorded at Black Lounge Studios in Sweden with producer Jonas Kjellgren (CARNAL FORGE, CENTINEX). The artwork was handled by Pär Johansson.

"Yersinia Pestis" (view cover here) track listing: More...

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