Editor’s Note: Francesco Artusato, guitarist for metal band Light The Torch recently appeared on the second season of Madness To Creation Podcast. Light The Torch recently released their album “You Will Be The Death Of Me” via Nuclear Blast Records. The album tugs at the heartstrings in typical Howard Jones fashion, with lyrics that cut through the listener while Fran and Ryan provide the insane guitar work. I will be reviewing this album via Instagram TV and via TikTok. Look for Mental Health Checks @madnesstocreation. In this mental health conversation on the Madness To Creation Podcast, Fran of Light The Torch talks about the writing process of “You Will Be The Death Of Me”, group therapy sessions with Howard and Ryan of the band, his mental health breakthroughs while seeing his therapist on a weekly basis and his personal and professional goals. There are time stamps included below. Fans can find Light The Torch on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
2:45- Fran talks about the writing and studio process of “You Will Be The Death Of Me”
7:37- Fran talks about his mentality and how he prepares when he begins to write and record in the studio
11:05- How Fran is having the most fun throughout his career in spite of Covid with Light The Torch
13:31- Things that Fran missed the most from the Covid pandemic
14:25- How Fran started seeing a therapist on a weekly basis and his car accident and how that affected him mentally
23:41- Fran’s breakthrough when he realized the therapy was working
24:59- Group therapy sessions in the Light The Torch camp
28:48- Fran answers the question: Will mental health and having a life balance still be a priority post-Covid?
31:10- Fran talks about his family and his Zoom calls with his family in Italy
34:24- 2022 tour with Killswitch Engage
37:26- Discusses the “Wilting In The Light” single
39:01- Does Fran like video and photo shoots?
41:33- Fran’s response when fans come up to them to talk about how a song of Light The Torch’s saved their life
45:15- The soundtrack to Fran’s life
46:03- Fran’s personal and professional goals
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Fans can check out this episode featuring Fran of Light The Torch via SoundCloud below:https://soundcloud.com/madnesstocreation/fran-of-light-the-torch-talks
Light The Torch along with Silent Planet and Dying Wish will be providing support for Motionless In White this fall. Check out tour dates below. Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma is not part of the tour package.
Sunday, September 5th- Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma
Tuesday, September 7th- Pop’s in Sauget, Illinois
Wednesday, September 8th- Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, Kentucky
Friday, September 10th- Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Appomattox, Virginia
Saturday, September 11th- Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey
Sunday, September 12th- INKcarceration Festival in Mansfield, Ohio
Tuesday, September 14th- The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware
Wednesday, September 15th- Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York
Friday, September 17th- The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Saturday, September 18th- Pierre’s in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Sunday, September 19th- The Forge in Joliet, Illinois
Tuesday, September 21st- Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, September 22nd- The Underground in Charlotte, North Carolina
Friday, September 24th- Rebel Rock Festival in Orlando, Florida
Saturday, September 25th- The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia
Please note that festivals do not include the tour package.
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Check out the music video for “Let Me Fall Apart” below: