Miami, Florida's TORCHE are gearing up for a busy year, with several new releases planned, heavy time on the road and the recording of their sophomore album. First and foremost, TORCHE will join ISIS and JESU for a February/March tour spanning most of the Southeast and East Coast. A special re-mixed version of TORCHE's acclaimed self-titled debut full-length will be made available on this tour as a deluxe gatefold vinyl LP. The entire album has been remixed from the ground up and now features an additional track originally recorded during the same session, but only recently receiving some seriously epic vocal treatment. The CD version of this will hit stores later this summer through Rock Action in Europe, and as a 2xCD in North America through Robotic Empire, featuring both the new remixed version as disc 1 and the untreated original mix as disc 2. Around the same time, Robotic Empire will issue the long-delayed "In Return" EP, which was recently completed through Southern Noise Studios in Miami and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East in Boston. Originally planned to be a two-song 7", the six-track EP will be issued as a 10"+CD, which is to say that the release will have both digital and analog formats available together. This was done to ensure that the intense artwork created by John Baizley will mainly be experienced in the large gatefold 10" format. A newly mastered song from this release has been posted online and can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
Following the tour with ISIS and JESU, the band will return to Miami to put the finishing touches on their sophomore album, which will be recorded by Kurt Ballou at Godcity in Boston during late May/early June.
TORCHE will tour both to and from Boston around this time, playing with some seriously incredible groups on this jaunt. More details will be announced as they become available, but in the meantime be sure to catch them on tour if you want to preview some of the songs intended for this album.