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Italian heavy rockers SLOWTORCH formed in 2005, with their current line-up dating back to 2012: Matteo Meloni (vocals), Bruno Bassi (guitars), Karl Sandner (bass), Fabio Sforza (drums). The band have consistently delivered their signature barrage of straightforward, driving riffs, pounding drums, throbbing bass lines and roaring vocals on stages across Europe.
Think Clutch meets Black Sabbath meets Corrosion of Conformity.
SLOWTORCH have shared the stage with Orange Goblin, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Ed Mundell's Ultra Electric Mega Galactic, Karma To Burn, Nebula, Messa, Volbeat, Fatso Jetson, Nick Oliveri’s Mondo Generator, and many more, with tours and over 200 shows in Italy, the UK, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The band’s latest effort, THE MACHINE HAS FAILED, was released on 29 April 2022 through Electric Valley Records.

Listen to THE MACHINE HAS FAILED on Spotify!

"Italy’s incendiary ignitors of fiery rock intensity, SLOWTORCH, throw a monkey wrench into the cogs of music mediocrity with their latest. “The Machine Has Failed” brings it all crashing down with its explosive take on napalm imbued heavy music. With a consistent hard aural barrage and blasting battery of riffs and rhythms, this quartet detonate in ways that must be heard to fully appreciate."
Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker - Doom Charts April 2022

"Slowtorch is here with their burning, straightforward new single "Kraken." The song is off Slowtorch's coming record The Machine Has Failed due out April 27, which you really need if you're into absolute earworms with chunky riffs."
Greg Kennelty - Metal Injection

"[SLOWTORCH] are kind of like Clutch on speed with a massively energetic frontman in Matteo Meloni, who also sports a fine set of pipes for this. To say they are hard-working doesn't come close to what they try and pack in here; it's real catchy, fuzzed riffing and with a thick vein of blues to the stoner sounds. [There's] something so goddamned honest about their sound and their performance you want the rafters to be raised by the audience"
Manor Fest 2019, Keighley (UK) - Gizmo - Ave Noctum (UK)