Today California hardcore band Torena have released their new EP, Evil Eyez, out on DAZE. Produced and mixed by Taylor Young (Mindforce, Age of Apocalypse) and mastered by Nick Townsend (Drain, Militarie Gun), the five songs on the EP sound as explosive as its artwork looks. Throughout the record, throaty leads make way to gang vocals, metallic guitars cross paths with pulverizing drums. The band set out to make heavy-hitting music fueled by breakdowns and succeed in crafting one of the most volatile releases out this year.
The lyrical content was meant to be relatable, as vocalist Julien Urias states it covers “Struggles with mental health and dealing with living in a world where chaos can be around any corner. Kind of pessimistic view, but a real perspective.”
Formed in 2020, Evil Eyez, serves as Torena’s second release following their 2021 debut album, Cerebellum Prison. Having already opened for acts like Knocked Loose, Dead Heat, and Sunami, the band is poised to be the next need-to-know band in California hardcore and beyond. The band will head out on tour this April hitting the western half of the United States and Canada, with End Of Dayz and Witness Chamber on select dates. Full list of upcoming shows below.
Evil Eyez is available now on streaming services, Bandcamp, and CD.
Torena is Julien Urias (Guitar/Vocals), Mika Ryan (Bass), Dante Denoms (Guitar), and David Stalsworth (Drums).