Miami, Florida's Torche are geared up for a busy year, with several new releases planned, heavy time on the road and the recording of their sophomore album. A special re-mixed version of Torche's self-titled debut full-length will first be made available during the group's upcoming tour with Isis and Jesu, as a deluxe gatefold vinyl LP. The entire album has been remixed from the ground up and now features an additional track originally recorded during the same session, but only recently receiving new vocal treatment. The CD version of this will hit stores later this summer through Rock Action in Europe, and as a 2xCD in North America through Robotic Empire featuring both the new remixed version as disc 1 and the untreated original mix as disc 2. Around the same time Robotic Empire will issue the long-delayed "In Return" EP, which was recently completed through Southern Noise Studios in Miami and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East in Boston. Originally planned as a two-song 7", the six track EP will now be issued as a 10"+CD, meaning the release will have both digital and analog formats available together. This was done to ensure that the artwork created by John Baizley will mainly be experienced in the large gatefold 10" format. A newly mastered song from this release has been posted online and can be heard on the band's Myspace page.
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