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2015 In Review

The Best Stereogum Interview Quotes Of 2015

We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A's with…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 2:35 pm


Q&A: Torche On Sci-Fi Sounds And Feel-Good Metal + “Restarter” (Stereogum Premiere)

For the past decade, Torche have confounded listeners while delighting them at the same time. Are they metal? Pop? Punk? Pop metal? Does it even…
Justin M. Norton | February 11, 2015 - 11:01 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

On Tuesday we posted our 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014, but technically, 2014 isn't over yet. (Yes, it's true!) This week brought some real good…
Stereogum | December 12, 2014 - 6:17 pm

More Torche stories

Stream Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind

Robotic Empire has put together a second Nirvana tribute album for Record Store Day. The first one was released for last year's RSD, and had…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 10:46 am

Torche – “Annihilation Affair” Video

Torche's latest album, Restarter, is a chugging beast. It's "darker, heavier, and moodier" than a lot of their previous work, as bassist Jonathan Nuñez told…
Patrick Hosken | March 26, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Stream Torche Restarter

The Florida band Torche have found a home in the metal underground, but "metal," at least in its current definition, isn't really an adequate term…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2015 - 11:00 am

Torche – “Loose Men”

"Loose Men" is a pretty hilarious thing to name a song when your band's frontman is one of the few openly gay men in underground…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Torche – “Annihilation Affair”

The Miami metal band Torche will return next month with Restarter, another album of towering melodic anthems. If you've heard any of their previous albums…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2015 - 9:52 am

Torche – “Minions”

Harmonicraft, the last album from the kickass melodic Florida riff-metal band Torche, was a total triumph. It's nearly three years old now, but the band…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2014 - 11:18 am

Floor – “War Party” (Stereogum Premiere)

Tampa stoner-metal trio Floor was formed in 1992 by guitarist/vocalist Steve Brooks, guitarist/bassist Anthony Vialon, and drummer Betty Monteavaro. A year later, Monteavaro was replaced…
Michael Nelson | February 11, 2014 - 10:06 am

Torche – “Leather Feather”

The new Torche 7" drops this week via Volcom, just 10 days after the band wrapped up a monthlong North American tour, and four days…
Michael Nelson | July 1, 2013 - 3:55 pm


The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2013

May has been a pretty intense month around here. Memorial Day Weekend brought Maryland Death Fest to Baltimore, and attendance was mandatory for any metalhead…
Michael Nelson | May 31, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Sasquatch! 2013 Sunday: Killer Mike, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, & More

If Friday and Saturday felt a little lite in the hip-hop department, Sunday was like an all you can eat buffet. I indulged quite a…
Miles Bowe | May 27, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Torche – “Keep Up”

Torche's last full-length outing, 2012's Harmonicraft, was an absolute beast, but since then, they've stepped up their game yet another level on 7-inch one-offs like…
Michael Nelson | May 14, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Torche – “Harmonslaught”

With Harmonicraft, Torche made one of the year's best albums -- had it not been on Stereogum's Top 50, where it plainly deserved to be,…
Michael Nelson | December 13, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was an amazing week for videos, but not a great week for videos with anything in common with each other. Here's the only narrative…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Torche – “Kicking” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Torche are simply not the sort of metal band to put magical elves and ogres in their music videos. So when the glowy-eyed beasties do…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2012 - 9:39 am

Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2012

It's the last week of April, and so it is time for a look back at the month's best free MP3s that also happen to…
Amrit Singh | April 27, 2012 - 11:18 am

Progress Report

Progress Report: Torche

Name: Torche Progress Report: Steve Brooks talks about the band’s new album Harmonicraft. Sludge-pop metalheads Torche are having a busy 2012. Not…
T. Cole Rachel | April 24, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Torche Harmonicraft

The underground metal landscape is a rocky and striated one, full of sub-sections and micro-scenes, so it's hard to make any sweeping generalizations about it.
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2012 - 11:23 am

Torche – “Reverse Inverted”

The great Floridian riff-rockers Torche will release their new album Harmonicraft later this month, and it absolutely slays. We've already posted the great leadoff track…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2012 - 9:34 am

Torche – “Kicking”

Thundering Florida riff-monsters Torche are getting ready to release the new album Harmonicraft, and if first single "Kicking" is any indication, it's going to be…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Torche – “Exit Flagger” (Guided By Voices Cover)

Underground metal is generally a willfully insular world, but anthemic Florida stompers Torche don't care about any of that. Their surging stomp is as much…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Governor Mike Huckabee Loves Torche

Fox News's "Resident Doom Metal Expert" Mike Huckabee stumped for Haunting The Chapel regulars Torche -- "a band with more hooks than a pirate convention"
Brandon Stosuy | October 27, 2010 - 9:59 am

Straight To Video

The 11 Best Videos Of The Week

Just like last week, here are this week's attention-worthy videos. New ones from Serena-Maneesh, Antony and the Johnsons, Gatekeeper, Gordon Voidwell, James Blake, Kid Cudi,…
jessica | October 15, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Torche – “U.F.O.” (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple of months ago I passed along details about Songs For Singles, Miami trio Torche’s followup to 2008's beloved second album Meanderthal. I mentioned…
Brandon Stosuy | August 24, 2010 - 10:16 am

Haunting The Chapel

Torche Songs For Singles Album Info

In 2008, hardworking Miami trio Torche's Meanderthal topped a number of year-end lists, metal and otherwise. They were a standout at SXSW 2010, partly because…
Brandon Stosuy | July 1, 2010 - 9:55 am

Fuck Yeah Fest 2009 In Photos

In its sixth year, Fuck Yeah Fest had the explicit intention of benefitting California's state parks, and implicit intention of scaring away media outlets afraid…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2009 - 12:36 pm

New Torche Video – “Healer”

Meanderthal made its way onto my and our and various other folks' 2008 best-of lists, and it continues rolling well into 2009. Torche's David Kleiler-directed…
Brandon Stosuy | July 22, 2009 - 2:01 pm

New Torche Video – “Across The Shields”

Meanderthal was one of last year's best records, one we selected for a Friendly Deal at the start of '09, and praised over and over:…
Brandon Stosuy | May 4, 2009 - 12:56 pm
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