Back in 2005, when Torche unleashed its debut helping of thunderous doom-pop, guitarist/vocalist Steve Brooks’ former band, Floor, was dead and buried. Never again would Brooks’ former and present groups compete for his time and attention. Well, never say never. Floor dropped Oblation last April. Suddenly, “a few reunion gigs” became a time-consuming reality, with Brooks balancing two bands’ write/record/tour cycles. It’s a juggling act Torche has been at since 2008 when members started moving away from the group’s Miami home base. Restarter, the band’s fourth LP, packs in all the familiar elements, but does so with a looser, more somber tone and sullen mood. The members of Torche will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on them.
Jonathan Nuñez: The flavors and spices are explosive. It’s hard to turn an Indian buffet down while on tour, even when it’s the first meal of the day. Eight out 10 times, it’ll put the rest of your day in slow motion, probably isn’t ideal for some of the guys in band, and if you are like me, you tend to over do it. Deliciously incredible!