Following the dissolution of Volcom Recordings as a record label last year, many of it’s bands were left hanging in the balance. First and foremost among them was Torche. The band had signed to Volcom for their third album, 2012’s Harmonicraft, following 2008’s Meanderthal. Since that album was on Hydra Head, that makes them two for two for putting out albums on now-defunct labels. They seem to admit that in mentioning their deal with the new label.
“We’re looking forward to working with a label that has stood the test of time while continuing to expand their diverse roster.” explained Jonathan Nuñez, adding, “Releasing this record on Relapse lined up pretty well since it contains some of the heaviest songs we’ve written to date.”
Given that Relapse continues to work with ASG, whose music lines up with Torche’s, it’s a pretty solid move for both band and lable. The band’s fourth full length is now being recorded in Miami’s Pinecrust Studio, and Nunez is producing with Converge’s Kurt Ballou mixing. While the album doesn’t yet have a title, it’s due out this Summer. The band will be playing a show on February 26th at New Yorks’ St. Vitus.