TORCHIA, the rising name of Finnish melodic death metal, has been working on their second full-length album this year, to be released in spring 2020. The first single from the upcoming album bears 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.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raRFpb5l5Po&w=560&h=315]
Although TORCHIA has spent most of their time this year in the studio, many big things has happened meanwhile. 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 Equilibrium (DE).
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 honored 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!” Edward Torchia the frontman and singer comments.
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.