Origin: Stockholm, Sweden  
Genres: 80's Metal
Last update/review: February 15, 2015

Torch

Torch's 1982 EP pretty much came out of nowhere and generated a bit of buzz -- it wasn't fancy or complicated, just mean, down and dirty metal, quite heavy for 1982. The two full-length albums that followed didn't quite measure up (by the time of Electrikiss in 1984, the band was pursuing a more accesssible metal style), and they disappeared. Vocalist Dan Dark put together a new lineup for live shows and that lineup released Dark Sinner in 2009, consisting of re-recorded tracks from their past. More recently, the entire original band reformed and is putting out a new album in September 2020.

Current Members

Dan Dark (Östen Bidebo)

vocals

Chris J. First

guitars

Claus Wildt

guitars

Ian Greg (Greger Gerlehagen)

bass

Steve Streaker (Håkan Hedlund)

drums

Magnus Ulfstedt

drums

Former Members/Guests

Tomi Peltonen

guitars

Alex Jonsson

bass

Kristian Huotari

drums



Discography


Torch  EP
1982 Tandan
  1. Beyond
  2. Fire Raiser
  3. Pain
  4. Mercenary
  5. Retribution
  • Dan Dark
  • Chris J. First
  • Claus Wildt
  • Ian Greg
  • Steve Streaker



Torch  
1983 Tandan
  1. Warlock
  2. Beauty And The Beast
  3. Watcher Of The Night
  4. Rage Age
  5. Beyond The Threshold Of Pain
  6. Battle Axe
  7. Hatchet Man
  8. Sweet Desire
  9. Sinister Eyes
  10. Gladiator
  • Dan Dark
  • Chris J. First
  • Claus Wildt
  • Ian Greg
  • Steve Streaker



Electrikiss  
1984 Sword
  1. Thunderstruck
  2. Electrikiss
  3. Hot on Your Heels
  4. Runnin' Riot
  5. Vicious Love
  6. Bad Girls
  7. Cut-Throat Tactics
  8. When the Going Gets Tough ...
  9. Limelight
  • Dan Dark
  • Chris J. First
  • Claus Wildt
  • Ian Greg
  • Steve Streaker



Dark Sinner  
2009 Heart Of Steel
  1. Warlock
  2. Beyond the Threshold of Pain
  3. Fire Raiser
  4. Watcher of the Night
  5. Battle Axe
  6. Hatchet Man
  7. Gladiator
  8. Sweet Desire
  9. Electrikiss
  10. Hot on Your Heels
  11. Sinister Eyes
  12. Thunderstruck
  13. Beauty and the Beast
  14. The Dark Sinner
  15. We Will Fight
  • Dan Dark
  • Tomi Peltonen
  • Alex Jonsson
  • Kristian Huotari



Reignited  
2020 Metalville
  1. Knuckle Duster
  2. Collateral Damage
  3. All Metal, No Rust
  4. Feed the Flame
  5. In the Dead of Night
  6. Cradle to Grave
  7. Snake Charmer
  8. Intruder
  9. To the Devil His Due




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