NEWS: Light The Torch are living the dream?

The announcement of a new Light The Torch album “You Will Be The Death Of Me” out 25th June via Nuclear Blast just as Fear Factory were pouring cold water on the idea of Howard Jones replacing Burton C. Bell was pretty good timing as both gained a fair amount of publicity. The speculation steaming from 2018 when Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta took his solo band on a European Festival run with Dino Cazares and Howard Jones that saw them play a selection of Fear Factory cuts including “Body Hammer“, “Replica” and “Edgecrusher” at the likes of Bloodstock and Brutal Assault, so it’s fair to say, the rumours were not without foundation. Light The Torch have shared a second single from their upcoming album in “More Than Dreaming” with a visualizer that is a 3-dimensional version of the album artwork. Both the visualizer and album cover were created by guitarist Francesco Artusato (ex-All Shall Perish).

I love starting the album with ‘More Than Dreaming,‘” says Jones. “It’s got great energy and bounce to it — exactly what you want as an opener. We are looking forward to playing this live. The wait is almost over!

The idea for this artwork started developing in my head right after we were done with the first session of pre-production,” Artusato explains. “I started seeing certain colors and this style in my head. To me, the music on this record in fact sounds like ‘those colors.’ The concept is pretty simple: You can see a torch in the middle and three flames coming out of it. The three flames represent the three of us. The addition of neons and fog was inspired by John Carpenter’s ’80’s movies.” He continues, “Having all the artwork created in 3-D, I was able to place it in a CG environment, start animating some of the elements, and create some sort of story. I think in this case it works well with the ‘dream-like’ vibe of these visuals. Artwork and visual creativity have been a big part of my growth as an artist for the past few years and I love to be able to combine music and visuals in one project. It made this album even more special to me.

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