Hardcore punk newcomers TORCHBEARER will release their new EP Against The Tide on 12th July 2019. For fans of Every Time I Die, Gallows and Comeback Kid, the quartet are formed of ex-members of Blowgoat and Collapse (who previously toured stadiums with Anthrax).
To coincide with the announcement, TORCHBEARER have revealed a video for their single ‘Paralysed’.
Against The Tide balances fierce, fast-paced riffs with groovy melodies and raw, husky roars with shout-along choruses, whilst the thunderous bass and frenzied drums drive the rhythm throughout the five tracks.
The EP was produced by Jack Longman (guitars and vocals) and Aled Davies (drums), with Jag Jago(The Ghost Of A Thousand, Mastodon, Gojira) on mixing and mastering duties.
From themes of perseverance (‘Time Served’), being overwhelmed (‘Drown’) and feeling powerless (‘Paralysed’), to growth (‘Ascender’) and delivering a message of hope (‘Torchbearer’), Against The Tidetakes you on a journey of resilience, dealing with the struggles that life throws at us; a gratifyingly multi-layered release from such a new band. ‘Torchbearer’ itself was also directly inspired by the London terror attacks in Borough Market, a more sombre source of inspiration versus their general themes of the struggles and reality of being an unsigned band.
Torchbearer have toured alongside The Amsterdam Red Light District, High Hopes, Yards andFrom Eden To Exile, and shared stages with Battalions, Rough Hands and more. With the release of their new EP imminent, the four-piece are raring to return to the live circuit, with a handful of shows confirmed and more in the pipeline.
26.07.2019 – London, The Old Blue Last (w/ Chaos Reigns)
03.08.2019 – Liverpool, The Zanzibar
10.08.2019 – Cardiff, Fuel Rock Club (w/ Dead At 27)