Torchia, the rising name of Finnish melodic death metal, has been working on their second full-length album this year, an album that is to be released in the (Northern) spring of 2020. The first single from the upcoming album bears the title Moon, Rise! and is a proper glimpse of band’s new material. The ambitious music video for the opening single was made together with Obliviart Productions.
Watch the music video below!
Although Torchia has spent most of their time this year in the studio, many big things have happened along the way. Early this year, the band signed a management and booking agreement with Heavy Metal Heart Agency. Last August the band performed at the Dark River Festival in Kotka, and in October the band will perform at the Heavy Metal Heart Festival in Helsinki alongside Germany’s Equilibrium.
Edward Torchia, the frontman and singer comments.”The oppressive main guitar riff of Moon, Rise! always gave me a vision of a person running away from something, so we wanted to have a pursuit on the music video. It was obvious who’d be hunting down the Moon Child and we were honoured to have our friends from Black Royal play the role of the evildoers. The witch was played by Kaisa Riitamaa, sister of our guitarist and songwriter Ville Riitamaa. We are ever grateful for their haunting performances!”
Torchia’s debut album Of Curses And Grief (2017) received lots of praising feedback from critics both in Finland and abroad. The album was also ranked by Inferno Magazine as the seventh best domestic release in 2017.
There’s plenty to look forward to with the new album, as the album’s backing team includes such hard-core professionals as producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Ensiferum, Sentenced), and Ted Jensen, an American mastering mogul who’s worked with such huge bands as Metallica, Behemoth and Kreator.