Torch Runner signs to Southern Lord

Southern Lord confirms the newest addition to the label’s ever-morphing roster, as North Carolina-based trio, Torch Runner, signs on for the release of their impending second LP, which is presently under construction.
Boasting a volatile, pissed-off brew of metallic, downbeat punk/hardcore, Torch Runner dispatched their initial nine-track Locust Swarm EP at the beginning of 2010 which tore into the underground scene, hooking fans of bands like Early Graves, Nails, Enabler, home state outfit, Dead In The Dirt and similar acts. A split EP with Young And In The Way dropped in mid-2011, followed one year later by their debut album, Committed To The Ground, the brutalizing, morose crust attributes of the band showing through more with each new release.
The band is currently finalizing their newest works at Legitimate Business in Greensboro, North Carolina with Kris Hilbert at the control board. Upon completion, it will be fitted with original arty by Fernando Pena at No Prophet Dead Press, which is in its final stages as well, and prepared for public disbursement via Southern Lord.