The Torch from Gothenburg, Sweden formed in 2012 under the name Smash Atoms. The debut album Light That Fire was recorded in 2014 and released through Rambo Music. The Torch were featured in Classic Rock Magazine as one of the best new bands to appear in 2015. Songs from Light That Fire were played on Swedish National Radio P3, Bandit Rock Sweden, Haute Tension France, Radio FM Belgium, Radio Antenna 2 Italy, Vibe FM Seattle USA, Rockklassiker Sweden etc. The Torch toured Italy as support to Thomas Silver formerly of Hardcore Superstar in 2015. THE TORCH featuring two former members of Hostile Cell.
Recently, THE TORCH’s second album “Chasing Light” was recorded from July to October 2016 in Studio Fonic, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Chasing Light album was then sent to Dan Laskiewicz in Springfield, Massachusetts/USA (THE ACACIA STRAIN) for mix and mastering, it got a really FAT sound. Chasing Light features 10 uncompromising grunge-rock-metal songs, bringing in the doomy groove of the 90’s into todays rock music.
Comments by Gilson (Metal/Rock fan since 1985 and Imperative Music manager): “After I have received and listen to THE TORCH’s second album “Chasing Light” i am sure this Swedish band is presenting a fine and well ordered album just major bands 80’s and 90’s were able to produce, I mean, bands such as: Velvet Revolver, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden to name a few. Absolutely incredible, monster album by THE TORCH!”
Further details about the release date to this new album of THE TORCH will be informed soon.
Martin Söderqvist - Vocals & guitars
Per Romvall - Bass & backing vocals
Peter Derenius – Drums