Fresh off their Evil Eyez EP (released in March on DAZE), Torena has shared a music video for the pummeling track “Stand Your Ground.” The clip gives fans an inkling of what to expect as the band joins fellow California hardcore act Drain, alongside MSPAINT and Outta Pocket, for a run of shows starting May 25th, followed by a weekend with Sunami in June. “Stand Your Ground” starts with a military-style drum line before heading into all out riff destruction and a mighty breakdown. The video was filmed and directed by Dustin Snyder at Rapid Skate Shop in Simi Valley, CA.
Produced and mixed by Taylor Young (Mindforce, Age of Apocalypse) and mastered by Nick Townsend (Drain, Militarie Gun), the five songs on Evil Eyez sound as explosive as its artwork looks. Throughout the record, throaty leads make way to gang vocals and metallic guitars cross paths with pulverizing drums. The band set out to make heavy-hitting music fueled by breakdowns and succeeded in crafting one of the most volatile releases out this year.
Evil Eyez is also available on vinyl now through DAZE. Full tour dates below.
5/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Initiate
5/25 – Tacoma, WA @ Alma w/ Drain, MSPAINT, Outta Pocket
5/26 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw w/ Drain, MSPAINT, Outta Pocket
5/27 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre w/ Drain, MSPAINT, Outta Pocket
5/28 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Drain, MSPAINT, Outta Pocket
5/29 – SLC, UT @ Fice Gallery w/ Drain, MSPAINT, Outta Pocket
5/30 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre w/ Drain, MSPAINT
6/16 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone w/ Sunami, Raw Brigade + more
6/17 – Simi Valley, CA @ Rapid Skateshop w/ Sunami, Dead Heat + more
6/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 w/ Sunami, Downpresser, Raw Brigade +more
8/19 – San Diego, CA @ Summer Slam w / Strife, Dead Heat + more