As discussed, poppy sludgesters Torche have a new LP on the way and that's now been officially announced. It's called Restarter and will be out on February 24 via Relapse, their first LP for the label. That's the album artwork above.

Torche are also teaming up with fellow riffers Clutch for a winter/holidays tour that hits the NYC-area just before New Year's Eve at NJ's Starland Ballroom on December 29 (like Clutch did last year). Lionize are on those dates too. Tickets for the NJ show are on sale. All dates, including NYE in Clutch's hometown-area of DC, are listed below.


Torche -- 2014/2015 Tour Dates
December 27 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's*
December 28 Cleveland, OH House of Blues*
December 29 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom*
December 30 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory*
December 31 Washington, DC 9:30 Club*
January 3 Atlanta, GA Center Stage*
January 4 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues*
January 6 New Orleans, LA House of Blues*
January 7 Houston, TX House of Blues*
January 8 Dallas, TX House of Blues*
January 9 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom*
January 10 Austin, TX Emo's*
May 22 London, UK Underworld
May 23 Leeds, UK Belgrave Social Club
May 24 Galway, IR Roisin Dubh
May 25 Cork, IR Craine Lane
May 26 Dublin, IR Grand Social
May 27 Belfast, IR The Limelight
May 28 Glasgow, UK CCA
May 29 Manchester, UK Sound Control
May 30 Bristol, UK Temples Festival
May 31 Nimes, FR This is Not a Love Song
June 1 Nantes, FR Le Ferrailleur

* - w/ Clutch, Lionize