Torche's Jonathan Nuñez: "I’ve always been a fan of guitars doing things that are not so expected"

(Image credit: Alvino Salcedo)

If you’ve ever seen Torche live, you’ll undoubtedly remember just how all-consuming and monolithic their electric guitar tones can be. The Miami fuzz merchants are master sonic sorcerers, their combined efforts converging into a giant wall of noise that might as well have its own gravitational pull.

Fusing elements of alt-rock, sludge and doom with infinitely more uplifting moments of dreamy shoegaze, their sound can often feel multi-layered and dimensional, seductively hypnotic via medium of blunt force.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).