The California hardcore scene is producing many need to know bands, and the next to add to that list is the Oxnard-based Torena. Today the band announces their new EP, Evil Eyez, set for release March 14th through 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. Lead track “Bleed“, streaming everywhere now, finds Julien Urias throaty voice emphasized by fuller gang vocals before leading into an ignorant breakdown. The track itself is about questioning why you keep holding your emotions back, and how it can take a toll on a person.
Formed in 2020, Evil Eyez, serves as the Torena’s second release following their 2021 debut album, Cerebellum Prison. Having already opened for acts like Knocked Loose, Ingrown, and Worn, the band has more shows ahead alongside Dead Heat, Sunami, and more, full dates below.
2/17 Maywood, CA @ Bricks Rock Bar w/ Dead Heat
2/25 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Sunami
4/8 Oxnard, CA @Rapid Fest w/ Dead Heat, Militarie Gun + more