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10 Punk Songs That Will Make Your Week (curated by DS founder Dave Buck)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately? We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new (sometimes old) kickass punk bands. This week we’re featuring a list hand picked by Dying Scene founder and head honcho Dave Buck.

Discover some great new tunes, and find out what makes him tick by streaming Dave’s personal picks below.



Torches To Triggers release music video for “Clay Minds”

Canadian melodic hardcore act Torches To Triggers have released the music video for their song “Clay Minds.”

You can watch it below.

Torches To Triggers released their newest album “Modern Day Monsters” this past April through Bird Attack / Bells On Records (full album stream here).



Music Video: Torches To Triggers – “Small Town” off new album “Modern Day Monsters”

Canadian melodic hardcore act Torches To Triggers recently released their newest album “Modern Day Monsters” this past April through Bird Attack / Bells On Records (full album stream here).

The band has just premiered the first music video from the album, for their track “Small Town”.

You can check it out below.



DS Exclusive: Torches To Triggers stream new album “Modern Day Monsters”

Canadian melodic hardcore act Torches To Triggers will release their long-awaited new album Modern Day Monsters on April 30th but you don’t have to wait until then to hear it!

Check out the dates and locations on the band’s upcoming North American tour with Authority Zero and stream the record in its entirety below.

If you like what you hear, be sure to support Torches To Triggers by picking up a copy of Modern Day Monsters on vinyl or CD from Bird Attack Recordswebstore.



Torches To Triggers premiere new song “Pillars”

Canadian melodic hardcore act Torches To Triggers recently premiered a new song entitled “Pillars” on the latest episode of Bird Attack Punk Rock Radio! Click here to download the episode and skip to the 47:50 mark to hear the track.

Torches To Triggers’ upcoming album “Modern Day Monsters” will be released on April 30th through Bird Attack Records and Bells On Records. They’ll be touring Canada in support of the release with Authority Zero in May.



Bird Attack Punk Rock Radio premieres new songs from Torches To Triggers & Forus

Our friends at Bird Attack Records premiered brand new songs from their first signed bands Torches To Triggers and Forus‘ new records on the most recent episode of their official podcast, which you can download for free by clicking here.

The new Torches To Triggers song entitled “Home Sweet Home” can be heard at the 33:30 minute mark and Forus’ two new tracks “If All Else Fails (Breath In / Out)” and “No Mercy” can be heard at the 21:00 and 46:30 minute marks, respectively.

Torches To Triggers’ upcoming album “Modern Day Monsters” will be released on May 1st and Forus’ new record was released today, March 13th.



Torches To Triggers sign to Bird Attack Records, detail upcoming album “Modern Day Monsters”

Canadian melodic hardcore act, Torches To Triggers,  have announced that they will release their upcoming album  on April 30, 2014 through Bird Attack Records /Bells On Records.

They will be touring Canada in support of the album with Authority Zero in May.

Torches to Triggers released their debut album Doomsday in Douglasdale in October 2012 on Bells On Records.



Authority Zero and Torches To Triggers announce Canadian tour dates (one date with Ellesmere!)

Authority Zero and melodic hardcore act Torches To Triggers have announced the Canadian leg of their tour dates kicking off in mid May.  Authority Zero will be supporting their latest album “The Tipping Point”, released last through Hardline Entertainment last April, while Torches To Triggers will be supporting their upcoming album, “Modern Day Monsters,” due out in May.

As an exciting side note Dying Scene Records band Ellesmere will be joining them on the Vancouver date.  That is going to be one hell of a show!



Torches To Triggers premiere the music video for new song “The Perfect Hero”

Canadian Melodic-Hardcore group, Torches To Triggers, have premiered the music video for their new song, “The Perfect Hero.”

You can watch the video below.

The song will appear on their upcoming album, “Modern Day Monsters,” which due out in May. Torches to Triggers released their debut album Doomsday in Douglasdale in October 2012 on Bells On Records.



Torches to Triggers release teaser video for upcoming album

Canadian Melodic-Hardcore group Torches To Triggers have released a short teaser video with clips of some brand new songs and some behind-the-scenes looks at the band in the studio.

The album has yet to be given a title, but it is expected to be released in Spring 2014. In the meantime, check out the teaser below.

Torches to Triggers released their debut album Doomsday in Douglasdale in October 2012 on Bells On Records.



Torches To Triggers announce new guitarist, to begin recording new album next month

Canadian Melodic-Hardcore group Torches To Triggers have announced that ex-Obey The Fist guitarist, Kyle Wilson, has joined the band.

The band will begin recording their new album next month.

Their latest album “Doomsday in Douglasdale” was released last year on Bells On Records.



Torches to Triggers announce European tour dates

Canadian Melodic-Hardcore group Torches To Triggers will be touring Europe next month in support of their debut album ‘Doomsday In Douglasdale’. The group will meet up notables such as Authority Zero and The Ataris along the way. Check out the dates here.

Torches to Triggers are currently working on the follow up to “Doomsday in Douglasdale”, so stay tuned for new music from the group.



Album Review: Torches To Triggers – “Doomsday in Douglasdale”

Doomsday in Douglasdale is the debut full length from Torches to Triggers, a Calgary based melodic hardcore band formed from the ashes of This is a Standoff and Inventing the Wheel. Doomsday in Douglasdale also rocks; this is an album so fast and full of fury that playing it at any volume but max volume sounds sinful. Torches to Triggers seems hellbent on branding their sound into the listener’s memory, turning fiery aggression into art form. And fortunately, for the most part they succeed. While not immune to some of its own idiosyncratic missteps, Doomsday in Douglasdale is a thrilling debut that seeks to remind us of melodic hardcore’s vitality.

Torches to Triggers is an instrumentally phenomenal band– guitars blend melody and aggression seamlessly,  pulling stylistic traits from punk, metal, and the wankiest of 80’s rock. Thankfully it never comes off as muddled or confused, and avoids feeling self indulgent.  Although it usually escapes my spectrum of perception, I found myself listening to the drumming more than usual on this album, in awe as sparse blast beats transform into technical metal-style percussion at a moments notice. But as much as I can praise the instrumentation, it’s hard not to shed light on the vocals without sounding like an overexcited five year old, stuttering while trying to explain his favorite ice cream. If I were to make a comparison, I would say Zoli Teglas would be a fair one– both having a high, piercing voice with range and venom to spare. It makes every line sound damn near operatic, but when the screaming happens, the opera house comes crashing down.

“Dead Sea” opens the album with a bang, featuring breakneck speed and irresistible melodies. It almost sounds like a ramped up Bad Religion until the chug-a-chug breakdown with the low scream vocal accompaniment of a spectacularly grand “OH SHIT!” that blurs the line between unintentional hilarity and awesomeness. “My Zombaby” features some appropriately gory imagery to complement it’s title (“Main course is rare fillet cerebellum and a soup de synapse”). Other standout tracks include “Business as Usual,” which features a menacing melodic riff that brings with it a sense of sinister intentions and tension. Final track, “Promise in Disguise,” includes a bluesy extended solo that one might not expect to fit so well in a fast punk rock song, but does nonetheless.

While Doomsday in Douglasdale is fast, fun, and furious; it lacks lyrical content of much substance. For much of the album, it feels as if the lyrics were written as an afterthought, with more thought put into making rhymes than writing resonant poetry. A lot of times the songs also feel scattered, as if the writer couldn’t find enough to say about a topic and decided to either switch topics or desperately reach for a tangent into more fertile material. While never cringe worthy, the lyrics definitely lack in comparison to the rest of the album, and perhaps if Doomsday in Douglasdale wasn’t as striking as it is, the lyrics would be given a pass. But unfortunately they pale in comparison to the talent displayed in literally every other area of the album.

But despite it’s content, it’s hard to argue that Torches to Triggers debut is anything but great. If you want an album to blast doors down, this is it. If you want an album that proves punk can be just as instrumentally sophisticated as its long haired brother, here it is. And if you want an album to remind you why you got into punk, Doomsday in Douglasdale will relentlessly oblige.

4/5 stars



Album Premiere: Torches To Triggers – “Doomsday In Douglasdale”

Formed in 2011 by ex members of This Is A Standoff and Inventing The Wheel, Torches To Triggers is the latest melodic hardcore act to hit the booming Calgary punk scene.  The band’s debut full-length album “Doomsday In Douglasdale” is set for global release October 12th and we’re stoked to bring you a stream of the entire thing right now.  It kicks serious ass.



Introducing New Melodic Hardcore Band: Torches To Triggers (ex This Is A Standoff)

Formed in 2011 by ex members of This Is A Standoff and Inventing The Wheel, Torches To Triggers is the latest melodic hardcore act to hit the booming Calgary punk scene.  The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut full-length album “Doomsday In Douglasdale” set for global release October 12th.  To give you a little sampling of these dudes’ music you can stream the new song “My Zombaby” right here.