Torche announce new full-length, Admission; premiere new song “Slide”

Photo by: Keans Llamera

Official press release:

Torche release Admission, the band’s fifth album, and first new music since 2015’s critically-lauded Restarter, on July 12 via Relapse Records. Pre-orders are available now at

Guitar player Jon Nuñez says, referencing the band’s new line-up which includes a shift from bass to guitar for Nuñez and the addition of bass player Eric Hernandez (Wrong). Steve Brooks (guitar/vocals) and Rick Smith (drummer) round-out the band:

“This album is more revealing of who we are. I think the core of the band is happier and more inspired than we have been in some time, and we’ve got somebody new who’s excited to be a part of it. It’s just refreshing. It feels right. It feels real.”

“Slide”, a new song from the Nuñez produced album, is streaming now:

Smith explains:

‘Slide’ is one of the first songs Eric came to the table with, fully realized and arranged. Eric is a total beast of a songwriter. I suggested he use the first three Gary Numan records as inspiration and he came back at us with some melodically sound material that nailed the Torche vibe.”

The new song arrives as Torche announce their first wave of tour dates, including performances at this year’s Levitation, The Fest and Sled Island festivals. Tickets for all non-festival dates are on-sale this Friday at 10 am eastern.

Admission track listing:

  1. “From Here”
  2. “Submission”
  3. “Slide”
  4. “What Was”
  5. “Times Missing”
  6. “Admission”
  7. “Reminder”
  8. “Extremes of Consciousness”
  9. “On The Wire”
  10. “Infierno”
  11. “Changes Come”

5/31 – Chicago, IL | Chicago Doomed and Stoned Festival
6/15 – Denver, CO | Electric Funeral IV
6/20 – Calgary, AB | Sled Island
7/26 – Tampa, FL | The Crowbar
7/27 – Jacksonville, FL | The Justice Pub
7/28 – Chapel Hill, NC | Local 506
7/31 – Washington, DC | Black Cat
8/01 – Philadelphia, PA | Underground Arts
8/02 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bazaar
8/03 – Allston, MA | Great Scott
8/04 – Pawtucket, RI | The Met
8/05 – Hamden, CT | Space Ballroom
8/06 – Lancaster, PA | Chameleon Club
8/07 – Wilmington, NC | Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern
8/08 – Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade
8/09 – Orlando, FL | Henao Center
8/10 – Miami, FL | Las Rosa’s
9/21 – Asheville, NC | Heavy Mountain
11/01-11/03 – Gainesville, FL | The Fest
11/09 – Austin, TX | Levitation