RIP Torche

2022-09-17 by cloakanddagger | 26 Comments
Florida stoner/sludge band Torche have announced that they will disband following their tour with Meshuggah and Converge.

Vocalist/guitarist Steve Brooks announced his planned departure from the group in spring, however he added more recently on Instagram that the band are finished and will only reissue out of print records in the future.

Brooks further elaborated by saying: "I had adventures in this band I wouldn’t have experienced otherwise and made many friends through touring. At this point, I live in rural Oregon Coast and everyone else is in Miami. It’s a mission travelling across country to be crammed in a van for a month, worrying about money to cover all these expenses, possible theft, health/safety and depending on others to take care of our responsibilities at home is too much. The only enjoyable moments for me is onstage (30-80 minutes.) Come see us, if you can."

Torche recently released a new single "It Never Began" ahead of their tour.

www.brooklynvegan.com/torche-are-done-after-fall-tour-steve-brooks-says/

www.torche.bandcamp.com/track/it-never-began

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
September 17th 2022
5786 Comments


Sucks to hear they're breaking up. Wish they recorded another LP before doing this, Admission was excellent.

evilford
September 17th 2022
56690 Comments


Rip

Spec
September 17th 2022
36485 Comments


Well that sucks.

FadedSun
September 17th 2022
3064 Comments


Great band. That sucks.

el_newg
September 17th 2022
1657 Comments


if they have to call it when the time is right, so be it. they have a great discography to be proud of

danielito19
September 17th 2022
12251 Comments


saw them last night and had no idea! they played a great set and the crowd (who was mostly there for Converge and Meshuggah) definitely met their energy in a way Torche def deserved. Always sad to see a band call it quits, but can't blame anyone for getting sick of touring and glad they are breaking up now rather than dragging things out and ending up hating each other

ConcubinaryCode
September 17th 2022
6607 Comments


Lame

ChaoticVortex
September 17th 2022
1362 Comments


First Kylesa and now Torche. These are tough times for sludge fans.

Kompys2000
Staff Reviewer
September 17th 2022
7457 Comments


Sad news, hopefully we'll see more from both Brooks and the rest of the band at some point

combustion07
September 17th 2022
11083 Comments


Damn! Didn't expect to learn that Kylesa broke up in this thread too. Shit news on both accounts. Solid band though. Ended it with a great discography

sonictheplumber
September 17th 2022
15518 Comments


never really listened to the band. saw em with COC in 2012, fun show

Ebola
September 18th 2022
4422 Comments


very unfortunate

AeniasGaming
September 18th 2022
46 Comments


Damn, fitting name for a last single

chilledpunkrock
September 18th 2022
99 Comments


Sorry y'all, it's my fault. Sold my ticket after the lineup switched to In Flames instead of Converge at my venue.

SmashIsTheWay94
September 18th 2022
2183 Comments


That's too bad. I just kind of assumed they would have a new LP in the near future. Solid band, and I especially enjoyed Admission

Haven't heard the last single. I should change that

zaruyache
September 18th 2022
25508 Comments


welp, glad i grabbed tix for this tour already then.

Jebull
September 18th 2022
1438 Comments


Awww... super lame. But understandable!

and yeah, Kylesa broke up in 2016, sadly.

Pajolero
September 19th 2022
1276 Comments


Amazingly solid band. Saw them open for Red Fang one time and they outshined the fuck out of them

MrGlass
September 19th 2022
557 Comments


Band had an awesome run. I saw them like 3 times in the early 2010s and they always deliver. I appreciate the honesty in the reason for calling it. Touring is hard.

deathofasalesman
September 19th 2022
8417 Comments


This sucks. It really sucks. Guess it makes sense to stop here. But please, please, record more music. Even home demos, I don't care. I live for that guitar tone!

JAV
September 20th 2022
3523 Comments


Awww they were such a fun band. Well as long as they end on a good note.

Pajolero
September 20th 2022
1276 Comments


Pretty sure Steve will continue to do music, maybe even release new Floor stuff, who knows

Odal
September 20th 2022
1264 Comments


Restarter is the only blemish in their catalog. Extremely respectable discography that gave me a lot of good times. Sad the way they're breaking up as they only recently dropped a song that's a bandcamp exclusive, but it sounds like it's what best at their current station in life. 2009ish when Baroness dropped Blue, Torche dropped Meanderthal/Songs for Singles, and Kylesa dropped Static Tensions was the peak of this sound. Sad that, to my knowledge, nobody has really matched that era.

deathofasalesman
September 20th 2022
8417 Comments


Songs for Singles is a perfect EP

Relinquished
September 20th 2022
47978 Comments


Restarter isn’t as strong but it still slaps

deathofasalesman
September 20th 2022
8417 Comments


it was written and recorded in 2 weeks, and it shows

but still a slapper-dapper



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