This Friday’s Guest DJ: TORCH

Faster, heavier & louder! That was the motto when Torch started back in 1981. Five young metalheads in the small town of Eskilstuna, Sweden with a big dream and burning ambitions. They were Dan Dark on vocals, Chris J First and Claus Wild on guitars, Ian Greg on bass and Steve Streaker on drums. They recorded one EP (Fire Raiser), two Albums (Torch & Electrikiss) and toured Sweden and Europe. They even managed to get thrown off a Motörhead tour for thrashing a drum kit. The band eventually burned out and disbanded in 1986 Torch only burned for a few short years, but they made a bigger impact than they realized. There was Robb Flynn from Machine Head on Spotify saying that the first song they performed was a Torch song, there was Snowy Shaw from King Diamond saying that he named his first band after a Torch song, there were Bullet saying that Torch helped them get through their boring day jobs. There were many requests to reunite and finally in 2013 four out five original members got together with old-time friend and guitarist Håkky to play at a Rock Cruise. The comeback gig was as a success, and Torch realized that they still had the flame. More gigs followed. An appearance at Sweden Rock Festival in 2018 was the highlight, where they earned an 8/10 rating by Sweden Rock Magazine (same as Iron Maiden). Not happy with only living on nostalgia, Torch started writing and recording new material.

Torch are reignited and again ready to Feed The Flame across the world!

In this Guest DJ Show the band will introduce ten of their most influential Hard Rock tracks before we spin a handful of cuts by Torch.

The Friday Guest DJ Hour Show airs at the following times:

15:00 and 21:00 Central Europ
9:00 am and 3:00 pm US East Coast
6:00 am and 12:00 pm US West Coast

Find ways to tune in here.

While you wait, make sure to check out the video for “Collateral Damage”


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    Stig is the founder and the president of Metal Express Radio, based out of Oslo, Norway. He has been around doing Metal radio since the mid-eighties. In fact, running Metal Express Radio takes almost all of his time. Is it worth it...? "Most times, yes," Stig says. "My philosophy is to try to give all Metal releases a fair chance to get promoted in one way or another. As you can imagine, it can be an arduous task to listen through about 20 albums every week! Still, I know we have the best METAL dedicated radio on this planet, and that is a reward in and of itself. I hope one day the whole Metal community can and will make listening to Metal Express Radio part of their daily rituals! Yeah, right..."

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