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When: Fri., May 14, 7 p.m. 2010

By the time Chapter Ahead Being Fake, a split ten-inch by Miami-based doom-pop stompers Torche and Japanese heavy-rock subversives Boris, comes out in the States on June 29 via Hydra Head, it will have been out in Japan for nearly a year. Did someone think it would take us that long to prepare? Torche have been learning to get by as a trio since second guitarist Juan Montoya left in late 2008, eating up miles of road with tourmates as diverse as Harvey Milk and Coheed & Cambria, and their track on the Boris split, "King Beef," is the first recording they've released without him. It's a hell of a teaser for the next full-length: a drawn-out session of sweet and syrupy down-tuned riffing and thunking, thundering tribal drums, it's huge and infectious, like a Slade hit dosed with the same gamma rays that turned Bruce Banner into the Hulk. The heroic vocal hooks that made Torche's Meanderthal so great are absent, but it's hard to miss them while you're getting pounded into your component particles by a barrage of pure id. Coheed & Cambria headline; Circa Survive and Torche open. In related news, Torche front man Steve Brooks will play the Empty Bottle on June 22 as part of the reunited Floor.

Price: $27.50-$29

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