LIGHT THE TORCH (HOWARD JONES) RELEASE STUNNING COVER OF TERRENCE TRENT D’ARBY’S ‘SIGN YOUR NAME’
LIGHT THE TORCH released their brilliant new album ‘You Will Be The Death Of Me’ in June the album hit the Official Australian Digital albums chart at # 18 and drew critical acclaim for the release which has some of the best Metal anthems heard for a long time and a contender for album of the year!
LIGHT THE TORCH have recharged the 1987 Terence Trent D’Arby classic ‘Sign Your Name’ as the record’s climax. Shimmering keys bleed into an overpowering verse before it snaps into the immortal chorus beefed up with thick distortion. Howard’s instantly recognizable vocals soar over the track with soul, power and emotion.
Listen To ‘Sign Your Name’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qhD7xwBiiU
Buy / Stream ‘You Will Be The Death Of Me’ here: http://nblast.de/LightTheTorchAU
Time fortifies the bonds between us. Since emerging in 2018, LIGHT THE TORCH have grown stronger in lockstep together as a band and as friends. Through this growth, the Los Angeles, CA trio—Howard Jones [vocals], Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass]—only enhanced every aspect of their signature sound. Upheld by head-spinning seven-string virtuosity, yet also anchored to skyscraping melodies, the group crafted twelve no-nonsense and no-holds-barred metallic anthems on their 2021 second full-length album, You Will Be The Death of Me [Nuclear Blast]. This time around, they also welcomed Whitechapel’s Alex Rudinger on drums. “He’s incredible,” says Fran. “He was exactly what we needed.”
In the end, the bond between LIGHT THE TORCH burns brighter than ever in the music as they deliver a definitive statement with You Will Be The Death Of Me.
“We wanted to make a fully listenable and fun album that doesn’t let up,” Howard leaves off. “At the same time, we’re showing some heart, passion, and connection. It’s what we’ve always intended to do with this band.”
Upheld by head-spinning seven-string virtuosity yet anchored to skyscraping melodies, LIGHT THE TORCH crafted 12 metallic anthems, including an unexpected and awesome cover of the '80s hit ‘Sign Your Name’ by R&B singer Terence Trent D'Arby. The group shot out of the gate as a contender on their full-length debut, Revival. It bowed at #4 on the Billboard US Independent Albums Chart and at #10 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart in addition to receiving acclaim from Revolver, Outburn, and many more. "Calm Before the Storm" racked up a staggering 15.6 million Spotify streams, while "The Safety of Disbelief" remains one of SiriusXM Octane's all-time most requested songs. They also crisscrossed North America and Europe on tour with the likes of Trivium, Avatar, In Flames, Ice Nine Kills, Killswitch Engage, and August Burns Red to name a few.