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Montreal, QC – February 14, 2020
For fans of King Diamond, At the Gates, Morbid Angel
Rockshots Records: Finnish Melodic Death Metal TORCHIA Unleash New Single “Memoirs”
New Album “The Coven” Out March 27th
Finnish death metallers TORCHIA have unleashed their next single ‘Memoirs’, off their forthcoming sophomore album “The Coven” due out March 27th via ROCKSHOTS RECORDS.
The track is now available for stream and download at the following links:
YouTube – https://youtu.be/kH8CHJc_1qg
Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2Sxom5n
Edward Torchia comments about the track:
“‘Memoirs’ presents TORCHIA at our very core. I think the signature melody of this song is one of the most memorable our guitarist Ville Riitamaa has ever written, and I love the fact that he paired it with an onslaught of death/thrash riffs. In a way, I feel ’Memoirs’ is a hybrid between ’Fury’ and ’Face of Hate’, two of the most popular songs from TORCHIA’s debut album. Lyrically, it’s a story of black magic, betrayal, and of course, death.”
Arising from the inner darkness of composer and lyricist Ville Riitamaa, TORCHIA takes inspiration from a multitude of metal subgenres and their mission is to revitalize the genre of melodic death metal by bringing in a sense of danger and unpredictability.
“The Coven” is now available for pre-order at the Rockshots Records‘ official store – http://bit.ly/Torchia_PREORDER
The band’s video for their first single ‘Moon, Rise!’ is available on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/raRFpb5l5Po
The band has also announced their first round of tour dates in support of “The Coven”:
Feb 28 – Yo-talo, Tampere, FI (w/ Omnium Gatherum, Mors Principium Est, Voidfallen)
April 10 – Haukka Music Bar, Kotka, FI (w/ Vorna)
April 25 – Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, FI (w/ Vorna)
May 8 – Bar 15, Seinäjoki, FI
May 9 – 45 Special, Oulu, FI (w/ Mors Principium Est, Mors Subita, Voidfallen)
June 6 – Sala Rock City, Valencia, ES (w/ Lujuria, Suru)
3. Moon, Rise!
4. Lord of Dreams (Cult March)
5. Plague Peasant
8. Astral Planes
9. Forever Blood
Edward Torchia – Lead and backing vocals
Ville Riitamaa – Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Henri Heikkinen – Rhythm Guitars
Pirkka Birkstedt – Bass
Ville Virtanen – Drums
TORCHIA is a five-members metal band from Tampere, Finland. They released their first full-length album “Of Curses and Grief” in October 2017. The album was produced and mixed by renowned Finnish producer Hiili Hiilesmaa who is known for his work with bands like HIM, Amorphis, Ensiferum and
Apocalyptica. The album was picked 7th best Finnish album of 2017 by Inferno Magazine, the biggest metal media in Finland.
After that album’s release, TORCHIA toured Finland, Europe and Taiwan playing dozens of shows. In early 2019, the band struck a booking and management deal with Heavy Metal Heart and by the end of 2019, they signed a deal with Rockshots Records from Italy to release the next TORCHIA album “The Coven” for March 27, 2020.
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