Out this week through Southern Lord is the merciless second LP from North Carolina-based trio, TORCH RUNNER, entitled Endless Nothing. Here, the band unleashes a brew of rabid, grinding, hardcore rage and hardline vocal tirades, making them a sure thing for diehard followers of Napalm Death, Dead In The Dirt, Nails and Homewrecker. Coinciding with the album’s street date today, American Aftermath is now playing the entire album, which devastatingly forces its way through thirteen-tracks in just over twenty-two minutes. Alongside the stream, a concise interrogation of the band is posted, giving some insight to the album’s creation, their upcoming tour assault and more.
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Orders for both CD and LP versions of Endless Nothing, as well as Southern Lord’s recent reissue of the band’s Committed To The Ground debut on CD and LP are available HERE. Digital versions are available HERE.
In just two weeks, TORCH RUNNER will launch a massive West Coast US offensive in support of Endless Nothing, joining a Southern Lord package tour with labelmates Baptists and Obliterations, both also supporting brand new LPs out in October on Southern Lord. This unstoppable combination of lethal bands will pummel fans in a dozen cities up the coast into Canada and back, beginning with a Southern Lord showcase in Los Angeles on October 15th, were TORCH RUNNER, Baptists and Obliterations will join Excel, Goatsnake, Xibalba and more.
TORCH RUNNER Fall West Coast US Tour w/ Baptists, Obliterations:
10/15/2014 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA Southern Lord Showcase w/ Excel, Goatsnake, Xibalba
10/17/2014 Hard To Find Space – Santa Barbara, CA
10/18/2014 Black Flame Collective – San Bernadino, CA
10/20/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
10/21/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
10/23/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
10/24/2014 The Highline – Seattle, WA
10/25/2014 The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC
10/26/2014 Lucky Bar – Victoria, BC
10/28/2014 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR [no Baptists]
10/29/2014 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA [no Baptists]
10/30/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA [no Baptists]
“By making their album a race toward total annihilation, Torch Runner have crafted a more active listening experience that seems to demand that the listener fight or be destroyed. 4/5” – All Music Guide
“… pick up this scathing album – it’s PURE FUCKING SONIC MURDER!” – Cvlt Nation
“This is wall to wall crust with not a bit of grit getting wasted throughout… an absolutely punishing affair from start to finish and you’ll nary catch a single breath before the end of its duration.4/5” – About.com