TORCHED Magazine Celebrates It’s Top Picks For 2021!

It’s that season again where one year ends as another begins and we all tend to look back on our reflections in the passage of time. Torched Magazine/ Torched Music has grown exponentially, again, this past year to places that we’ve never dreamed of. The highlight of 2021 for us was pulling off two epic back to back DJ events at St Felix in Hollywood (Darkness In Hollywood) with only a small window of time, due to COVID conditions. The events hosted the amazing and legendary talents of John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Black Needle Noise), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, The Mission), Roy Mayorga (Ministry), Ashley Bad (Lords Of Acid), DJ Nocturna (Mod Snap, KTUH HI), Brian Hodges (The Blue Hour), Azam Ali (Peter Murphy), Skum Love (Schecter, SkumLove), Anjela Piccard (Black Needle Noise), and DJ Robin (Club Twitch). There are several big projects on the burner for 2022 that we look forward to announcing soon!

With this being said.. Sandi, Liane, Jen and I, along with the entire Torched team, would like to thank everyone for your support this past year and wish you all the very best for a happy, healthy and prosperous future! And without further ado.. here’s our TOP PICKS FOR 2021!!!.. And in no particular order, we love you all the same! Happy New Year Everyone!!! Cheers!

The Dark Flowers – Death Valley 69 Ft David J With Char

The Awakening – A Victory Of Love

Black Needle Noise – Machine with Attasalina

The Jazz Butcher – Time

MOAT – Helpless You

Robert Levon Been – Arise Sun

Beauty In Chaos – Orion Ft Whitney Tai

Clan Of Xymox – Lockdown

Cheb i Sabbah & Peter Murphy ft. Azam Ali – Keep Coming Back

Space Summit – Life This Way (Ft Marty Willson-Piper)

Saintfield – Into The World

Automatic – Highway (Kevin Haskins Dub Remix)

Pieter Nooten – Marselle Hodges – Fade Away

Maheekats – The Swans

Ashley Bad – Deadly ft Mark Gemini Thwaite

The Black Watch – Now & Then

Dr. Strangefryer – Frankenstein

Sun Atoms – The Cat’s Eye ft Alex Maas

Then Comes Silence – When You’re Gone

Veda Rays – Dissonance

LoneStation – Blue Giant – KWM remix

Chiasm – Noise ft John Fryer

Frontline Assembly – Alone

Twin Tribes – The River (feat. Skeleton Hands) (Skeleton Hands Remix)

Ministry – Search And Destroy

Skumlove – The Dark

The Blue Hour – Wheel & Web

Attrition – The Alibi

Julian Shah-Tayler – The Devil Knows ft David J

Cinthya Hussey – My Love Is A Ghost Town (Julian Shah-Tayler Spooky Remix)

Mickey Dolenz (Dolenz Sings Nesmith) – Tapioca Tundra

The Alarm – History Repeating

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Don’t Forget Love