Torn

Torn

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If poetry, art, and commercial hard rock had a illegitimate spawn, Torn would be the result of that unholy union. "Reincarnate", Torn's debut national release, the band skillfully walks the thin line between commercial viability and artistic integrity.

Biography

Torn Bio:

If poetry, art, and commercial hard rock had a illegitimate spawn, Torn would be the result of that unholy union. From the first heavy, thundering guitar riff of Broken, to the last soulful note sang on The Dreaming Song, "Reincarnate", Torn's debut national release, the band skillfully walks the thin line between commercial viability and artistic integrity.

Dubbed by fans as the next great American poet, Nathaniel Byers weaves his art and soulful melodies into a haunting and powerful pallet of music created by the sometimes brutal guitar style of Caleb Renish, the almost surgical precision of Mark Napoleoni on the skins, and the low end groove of Jason Douglas on bass.

Select cuts from "Reincarnate" will be included on the upcoming international DVD "The Making of Asia Diva". Music from the album will also be featured on the upcoming Discovery channel series "American Speedboat", a successful show from the makers of American Choppers debuting in the spring.

Torn's live performance captivates the audience. Often times patrons of the show pause for a few seconds at the end of a song to process the experience they just had, then like thunder claps, applause fills the room. Every engaging song in the set leaves the audience salivating to purchase a recorded memory of the show in the form of "Reincarnate". At the staggering number of 500+ sold in the past two months the future looks blindingly bright for the band.

When the CD hits shelves at Target in April the chain projects Torns first quarter sales to be between 4 and 10 thousand units sold. With yearly projections surpassing the 40,000 mark.

It's hard to imagine in the music market of today, a band that is so driven to success that they can boast they have accomplished their milestones without the aid of management or a record label supporting them. But with the help of select radio stations across the region such as WAAF(Boston), WKKB(New Bedford), WBRU(Providence RI), Rock 94.5(Spokane WA), and a host of internet radio stations, Torn has proved time and again they have the drive and package to guarantee success in such a competitive industry.

Lyrics

Empty Eyes

Written By: Lyrics: Nathaniel Byers Music:Torn

The light behind you illuminates the shadow in the doorway
I lift my eyes and gaze upon a face I have not seen for a while
Too long my friend so many stories I don't know where to begin
Where has the time gone, away when sorry seems to be the hardest word

Thease empty eyes are filled with tears
Sing into my heart all of thoes bitter years
The time has healed the wounds you see
But it can never hide what's inside of me

I can not blame you for who you are
My face hides thoes bitter scars
The hurt and pain inside of me
I don't think you could feel what was done

Thease empty eyes are filled with tears
Sing into my heart all thoes bitter years
The time has healed what wounds you see
But it could never hide what's inside of me

You left and you were gone
Taken away from our home
Never to return to this empty place
All of thoes memories I wish I could replace

Broken

Written By: Lyrics: Nathaniel Byers Music:Torn

Setting sail on this endless sea of sorrow
Reaping the seeds of hate that we have sown
Endless tears make the waves that I follow
And I drift I feel so alone
Walking across a barren desert of fears
The heat from the sun melts my skin
I have been walking for days
No oasis in sight and I feel no relief cuz

I’m broken inside deep inside of me
I’m broken Inside I function broken and lame

A cool breeze blows through my hair
The cold winds chill reminds me of your stare
Remnants of the day guide me on my way
Seeing through your many shades of grey

Take this love now from my hand
I give it freely to you if you understand
I&# 8217;ve met you now I am alone
Together but inside I am one

I’m broken inside deep inside of me
I’m broken inside I function broken and lame

Remind Me

Written By: Lyrics: Nathaniel Byers Music: Torn

Breathing in this bland dull dark world
Insomnia since the day that you left me
When you left all the collor bled out of my life
I need a prism to be free ah to be fee but you

Remind me
Of all the things we use to be
But you remind me
Of all the time you spent with me

Every where I go I can see your face
This life I live has no meaning anymore
I need something to take this pain away
To smooth over the rough spots you left in my life
In my life

Remind Me
Of all the things we use to be
Remind me
Of all the time you spent with me

This is your life it's ending one second at a time

Discography

Torn: Reincarnate Nationally at Target April 05
Empty Eyes and The Dreaming song used on international DVD "The making of asia diva"
Music used on American Speedboat
Songs featured in independent film "For the Love of Dance."
Featured indie artist Megarockradio.com
Featured indie artist indiebandsonline.com
WAAF Boston local artist spotlight
WKKB New Bedford MA local artist spotlight
WBRU Providence RI local artist spotlight
Rock 94.5 Spokane WA local artist spotlight

Set List

Typical 45 minute set includes:
Broken
Steel Heart
Remind Me
The Game
Empty Eyes
Understanding
Slip Away
Lighthouse

A few covers to round out the set including:
STP Sex Type Thing
Alice IN chains Down in a hole
Metallica King Nothing