The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015

Continuing the domination of last year's hellish hopscotch between anarchy and orthodoxy, fortune — for 2015's best metal acts — has once again favored the bold.
SPIN Staff / December 14, 2015

Torche, Boris, Thou Pay Tribute to Nirvana on ‘Whatever Nevermind’ Compilation

Virginia record label Robotic Empire put together a tribute to Nirvana's In Utero last year for Record Store Day, and now that the hallowed holiday…
Colin Joyce / April 18, 2015

Torche: The Heaviest Non-Metal Band in Miami

Somewhere in a marijuana field in northern California, Steve Brooks realized he had really better make this music thing work. It was last winter, and…
Arielle Castillo / March 10, 2015

Review: Torche Are So Un-Metal They’re Actually Metal on ‘Restarter’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: February 24, 2015Label: RelapseIt should come to the surprise of absolutely no one that Torche don't consider themselves a…
Andrew Unterberger / February 23, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Swaggerific Rae Sremmurd, Tyrannical Torche, and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From Miami metalheads to swagnificent hip-hop youths…
SPIN Staff / January 7, 2015

Hear Torche’s Blissful New Headbanger ‘Keep Up’

Torche were among those hooky-heavy metal bands that delivered our favorite pop-addled rock music of 2012. Their most recent LP, Harmonicraft, made a strong showing in SPIN's…
Chris Martins / May 14, 2013

Rock Music of the Year: Metal’s Poptimist Streak

The last time the Deftones, whose alternately downy and hair-raising Koi No Yokan is our No. 44 Album of 2012, appeared on a SPIN year-end list…
David Marchese / December 20, 2012

Beloved Metal Label Hydra Head Calls it Quits

After 20 stellar years in the game, Los Angeles-based heavy metal label Hydra Head Records is calling it quits. Co-founder Aaron Turner, best known as…
Chris Martins / September 11, 2012

New Baroness and Torche Videos Battle for Your Attention

The two leading lights of the New Metal Poptimism class of 2012 are simultaneously embracing the most pop move of all — making rock videos!
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 24, 2012

Metallica + More: 12 Key Sets at 2012’s Inaugural Orion Fest

Two full-album sets from James Hetfield and Co., the most forward-thinking names in metal, and bold performances from Arctic Monkeys and Best Coast. A full…
SPIN Staff / June 25, 2012

Orion Music + More’s 5 Most Wrenching Set-Time Conflicts

"People gotta let us run amok," said Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica when we interviewed him about the Orion Music + More festival he and…
Kory Grow / June 19, 2012

Torche, ‘Harmonicraft’ (Volcom)

9SPIN Rating: 9 of 10Release Date: April 24, 2012Label: VolcomThree albums in, Florida sludge-pop orgasm Torche are still the gold standard for cotton-candy-coated, cloud-bashing, do-the-Dü…
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 25, 2012

Hear Torche’s Epic ‘Harmonicraft’: Miami’s Finest Break Down New LP

Since forming in 2004, Miami's Torche have established themselves as one of the best, most forward-thinking heavy bands going. The new Harmonicraft, out April 24…
David Marchese / April 17, 2012

First Spin: Stream Torche and Part Chimp’s Split EP

This Saturday, Chunklet will release an extraordinarily mangy split 12" between Miami metal outfit Torche and their friends in Part Chimp, a London-based crew of…
David Bevan / November 3, 2011

DOWNLOAD: Latest from Miami Metalheads Torche

Since forming in 2004, Miami, Florida, trio Torche has won raves for their mixture of stoner metal riffage and poppy melody. On their EP Songs…
David Marchese / September 21, 2010
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