A THRASH METAL CLASSIC - RESURRECTED FROM THE MASCOT VAULTS!
TORQUE (feat. Phil Demmel, ex-Machine Head/Vio-lence) - Out on Jan.18, 2019
First time on vinyl - Limited to 1000 copies on red vinyl
Album download delivered with vinyl purchase from this store.
On 18th January 2019, Mascot Records will be reissuing Torque's 1996 stand-alone self-titled album which features former Machine Head/Vio-lence guitarist Phil Demmel. The album includes 4 bonus tracks and as well as CD, will be released on vinyl and digitally for the first time.
It was 1994 when one of the San Francisco Bay Area thrash scenes leading lights Vio-lence called it a day following the departure of vocalist Sean Killian who retired and Rob Flynn who went on to form Machine Head.
From that band, the remaining members formed the riff heavy, groove infused thrashers Torque. Fronting the band, guitarist Phil Demmel also took on lead vocals for the first time and along with guitarist Ray Vegas, bassist Deen Dell and with drummer Mark Hernandez joining they created a formidably crushing four-way vocal assault with a tank like heaviness that was to burn brightly, but briefly.
Releasing three demos between 1994 and 1997, the self-titled album released on Mascot Records in 1996 and stands alone as the sole studio release from the band that came and went in the blink of an eye but hit you like a brass-knuckle sandwich.
Highly recommended for fans of thrash metal, Machine Head and Pantera!
A5. Dead You Lay
B3. Will Of Stone
B5. Hand Over Fist