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Studio album by Waltari
Released 1992
Genre Progressive metal, avant-garde metal, alternative metal, rap rock, speed metal, turntablism
Label The All Blacks
Waltari chronology
(1991) Monk-Punk1991
So Fine!
(1994) So Fine!1994

Torcha! is the third studio album by the Finnish avant-garde progressive metal band Waltari.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Avant-garde metal subgenre of metal music

Avant-garde metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music loosely defined by use of experimentation and innovative, avant-garde elements, including non-standard and unconventional sounds, instruments, song structures, playing styles, and vocal techniques. Avant-garde metal is influenced by progressive rock and extreme metal, particularly death metal, and is closely related to progressive metal. Some local scenes include Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, and Seattle in the United States, Oslo in Norway, and Tokyo in Japan.

Progressive metal is a fusion genre melding heavy metal and progressive rock that combines the loud "aggression" and amplified guitar-driven sound of the former with the more experimental, cerebral or "pseudo-classical" compositions of the latter.


Track listing

  1. "Lights On" - 4:54
  2. "The Lie of the Zombie" - 4:43
  3. "I Held You So Long" - 4:40
  4. "Dedicated to the Flyers" - 2:45
  5. "Lust of Life" - 4:44
  6. "Vogue (Madonna cover)" - 4:17
  7. "Till the Music Nation" - 3:43
  8. "Fool's Gold" - 5:09
  9. "You Know Better" - 3:49
  10. "Dance Electric" - 3:46
  11. "Jukolauta" - 2:10
  12. "Death Party" - 5:17
  13. "I'm a Believer" - 2:21
  14. "Fuckadelican Garden" - 6:23
  15. "Waltari-lapio" - 3:20


Kärtsy Hatakka Finnish musician

Kari Arvo Ilari "Kärtsy" Hatakka is the vocalist and bassist for the Finnish music group Waltari, which he founded in 1986.

Bass guitar Electric bass instrument

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

Keyboard instrument class of musical instrument which is played using a musical keyboard

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers. The most common of these are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos. Other keyboard instruments include celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, and carillons, which are usually housed in bell towers or belfries of churches or municipal buildings.

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