Heart Of Steel Records has announced the signing of reformed ’80s Swedish metallers TORCH for the release of their new album, entitled “Dark Sinner”. Due on April 3, the CD is said to be “best-of” collection of sorts, featuring re-recorded versions of the band’s biggest and best songs as well as two never-before-released cuts.
“Dark Sinner” track listing:
02. Beyond The Threshold Of Pain
03. Fire Raiser
04. Watcher Of The Night
05. Battle Axe
06. Hatchet Man
08. Sweet Desire
10. Hot On Your Heels
11. Sinister Eyes
13. Beauty And The Beast
14. The Dark Sinner (previously unreleased track)
15. We Will Fight (previously unreleased track)
Following the release of “Dark Sinner”, TORCH will embark on an european tour, plus they will spread some classic Swedish steel at one of biggest heavy metal festivals in Europe, the mighty Sweden Rock Festival, which will be held June 3-6, 2009.
Heart Of Steel general manager Primo Bonali commented: “I grew up with the music of TORCH as well as countless heavy metal band in the ’80s. Still TORCH has always been one of my favourite European heavy metal bands. I remember buying the first TORCH album in a stinky and old record store specialized in used vinyls. It was a shock! I remember finding myself jumping in the living room at the sound of ‘Warlock’ and ‘Beyond The Threshold Of Pain’!!! Then came out ‘Electrikiss’, the second album, and it was worth all the expectations. So it was very disappointing to know back then that the band split up after that album. Now having TORCH on my label is one of these ‘dreams came true’ that only happens a very few times in a lifetime! It happened. So I have to say thanks, first of all, to the band who believed in us, and then to all of you guys over there who always support the real heavy metal scene.”
You can preview tracks from Torch by visiting their myspace page