Orchid launches “Wizard of War” music video, “The Mouths Of Madness” album stream

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ORCHID LAUNCHES “WIZARD OF WAR” MUSIC VIDEO, “THE MOUTHS OF MADNESS” ALBUM STREAM

“The Mouths Of Madness” out May 14 on Nuclear Blast

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco, Calif. doom rocker, Orchid, has released the official music video for “Wizard of War,” the first single off the band’s upcoming masterpiece The Mouths Of Madness, out May 14 on Nuclear Blast. Check out the video on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/VA_Q8ci7bag.

 

Furthermore, Britain’s Metal Hammer has made the entire The Mouths Of Madnessalbum available for streaming at: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/orchid-exclusive-album-stream-the-mouths-of-madness.

 

Fans can pre-order The Mouths Of Madness on CD and vinyl via the Nuclear Blast web-store at: http://smarturl.it/Orchid.

ImageProxy (4)01. Mouths of Madness
02. Marching Dogs of War
03. Silent One
04. Nomad
05. Mountains of Steel
06. Leaving It All Behind
07. Loving Hand of God
08. Wizard of War
09. See You on the Other Side

Carrying the 70’s-doom-hard-rock vibe to a new level of intensity and adding new facets to the work of art, Orchid has succeeded in staying true to its roots while refining its trademark sound at the same time.

 

The Mouths Of Madness instrumental recordings, split into two separate sessions, were done in Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, Calif. (Dead Kennedys, Mr. Bungle, Joe Satriani, Exodus) as well as in Laughing Tiger Studios, San Rafael, Calif. (Santana, Sammy Hagar), before long-time producer and engineer Will Storkson and his home studio came into play, where the vocals were tracked.

 

The Mouths Of Madness was mastered by Richard Whittaker, who also took care of the latest Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy rereleases/analogue transfers. The legendary producer had this to say: “I’ve been a huge fan of Orchid since I first heard their debut EP back in 2009, and they’ve certainly come a long way since then. So, as you can imagine, to be asked to work with Orchid on their records was an honor and a pleasure.

The Mouths Of Madness is such a well-crafted and awe inspiring album. Sonically, it’s 1974 meets 2013 which, for me, takes the Sabath/Pentagram vibe to a whole new level.”

 

As an appetizer for The Mouths Of Madness, Orchid recently released the exclusive 10″ vinyl EP. ‘Wizard Of War,’ containing a brand new track, a rare bonus track as well as one song off the band’s stunning debut album Capricorn. The EP can also be purchased via the above link.

 

Stay tuned for more information on Orchid and The Mouths Of Madness.

Orchid online…

 

http://www.OrchidSF.com

http://www.facebook.com/orchidsf
http://orchid.bandcamp.com/
http://www.youtube.com/OrchidSF

Also check out…

Under The Influence w/ Carter Kennedy: http://youtu.be/8ylnfdi8aEM
Under The Influence w/ Mark Thomas Baker: http://youtu.be/AJs2UvN6yiE

Under The Influence w/ Keith Nickel: http://youtu.be/Wn_rn9xLEbQ

Album trailer 1: http://youtu.be/zNslhPDg_Jg

Album trailer 2: http://youtu.be/fPZpjCemApY

“Wizard Of War” lyric video: http://youtu.be/K0nFQxXmmx4
“Capricorn” music video: http://youtu.be/hTygdeTwZ9U

 

Orchid is…

 

Theo Mindell – Vocals
Carter Kennedy – Drums
Mark Thomas Baker – Guitar
Keith Nickel – Bass

Orchid “Under The Influence…” video trailer with Keith Nickel posted online‏

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ORCHID “UNDER THE INFLUENCE…” VIDEO TRAILER WITH KEITH NICKEL POSTED ONLINE

“The Mouths Of Madness” out May 14 on Nuclear Blast

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco, Calif. doom rocker, Orchid, has released a video trailer featuring bass player Keith Nickel talking about his musical influences and its effect on the upcoming album, The Mouths Of Madnesshttp://youtu.be/Wn_rn9xLEbQ.

 

The Mouths Of Madness is due out May 14, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

 

Pre-order your CD/Vinyl copy via: http://smarturl.it/Orchid.

 

As an appetizer for The Mouths Of Madness, Orchid recently released the exclusive 10″ vinyl EP ‘Wizard Of War,’ containing a brand new track, a rare bonus track as well as one song off the band’s stunning debut album Capricorn. The EP can also be purchased via the above link.

Check out the lyric video for “Wizard of War” on YouTube

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01. Mouths of Madness
02. Marching Dogs of War
03. Silent One
04. Nomad
05. Mountains of Steel
06. Leaving It All Behind
07. Loving Hand of God
08. Wizard of War
09. See You on the Other Side

Carrying the 70’s-doom-hard-rock vibe to a new level of intensity and adding new facets to the work of art, Orchid has succeeded in staying true to its roots while refining its trademark sound at the same time.

 

The Mouths of Madness instrumental recordings, split into two separate sessions, were done in Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, Calif. (Dead Kennedys, Mr. Bungle, Joe Satriani, Exodus) as well as in Laughing Tiger Studios, San Rafael, Calif. (Santana, Sammy Hagar), before long-time producer and engineer Will Storkson and his home studio came into play, where the vocals were tracked.

 

The Mouths of Madness was mastered by Richard Whittaker, who also took care of the latest Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy rereleases/analogue transfers. The legendary producer had this to say: “I’ve been a huge fan of Orchid since I first heard their debut EP back in 2009, and they’ve certainly come a long way since then. So, as you can imagine, to be asked to work with Orchid on their records was an honor and a pleasure.

 

The Mouths Of Madness is such a well-crafted and awe inspiring album. Sonically, it’s 1974 meets 2013 which, for me, takes the Sabath/Pentagram vibe to a whole new level.”

 

Stay tuned for more information on Orchid and The Mouths Of Madness.

Orchid online…

 

http://www.OrchidSF.com
http://orchid.bandcamp.com/
http://www.youtube.com/OrchidSF

 

Also check out…
Under The Influence w/ Mark Thomas Baker:

Album trailer 1: 

Album trailer 2: 
“Capricorn” music video: 

 

Orchid is…

 

Theo Mindell – Vocals
Carter Kennedy – Drums
Mark Thomas Baker – Guitar
Keith Nickel – Bass

METAL X 10! UPDATED!!! 10/17/12 SAINT VITUS!

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Alright, alright, alright! This weeks ten bands to check out is all about the METAL! Grab your denim, grab your leather, and get those horns HIGH! Let’s get to it!

1. SACRED MOTHER TONGUE

http://www.sacredmothertongue.com/

http://www.facebook.com/SacredMotherTongue

 Sacred Mother Tongue is a British band that combines power, darkness, and intensity together to bring us some new excitement to the metal scene. Their EP “A Light Shines” dropped on Sept. 03.

2. WITCHCRAFT

http://www.witchcrafthome.com/
http://www.facebook.com/witchcraft
http://www.twitter.com/WitchcraftBand

Swedish doom metallers Witchcraft are back after a several year hiatus. Their new album “Legend” was released on Sept. 25th. The new album marks the recording debut of the band’s new members Simon Solomon (guitar), Tom Jondelius (guitar) and Oscar Johansson (drums). Magnus Pelander has stated that he will focus on his vocals without playing guitar anymore. A very strong release for this band.

3. SAINT VITUS

http://saint-vitus.tumblr.com/

http://www.facebook.com/saintvitusofficial

Lillie: F-65 is the eighth studio album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, which was released on April 27, 2012 (May 22, 2012 in the United States). This is the first Saint Vitus studio album since 1995’s Die Healing and the first to feature Scott “Wino” Weinrich on vocals in 22 years, since 1990’s V. It also marks their first album with Henry Vasquez on drums. Wino is back!!!!

UPDATE: At 4;30 in the morning in a truck-stop in the small town where I live I ran into Wino. We talked for a few minutes, about music, and what not. We then went to the tour bus and snapped a pic and they turned me on to their new CD: Lillie: F-65. 

 

4. EVOKEN

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evoken-Official/91505789372

Evoken is an American funeral doom metal band from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, that is influenced by the Australian band Disembowelment and the Finnish band Thergothon. The band name Evoken was taken from the Thergothon song found on the Fhtagn nagh Yog-Sothoth demo. The band was founded by guitarist Nick Orlando under the name Funereus in April 1992. It was with the original line-up of Rob (Bass/Vocals); Nick (Guitar); Phil (Guitar) & Vince (Drums) that they recorded what would be the only Funereus release, which was a rehearsal demo released in 1992. After briefly changing their name to Asmodeus the following year, the band eventually decided upon the name Evoken in 1994 after several line up changes. They headlined the Dutch Doomsday Festival in 2003 during a brief European tour of Holland, Belgium & the UK.Atra Mors is the fifth full-length studio album by American doom metal band Evoken. It was released through Profound Lore Records on July 31, 2012. The name atra mors is Latin for Black Death.

5. DUST BOLT

http://www.facebook.com/dustbolt
http://dustbolt.de

This band is a throwback to the early days of Slayer, Exodus, Kreator, and Testament. Young, and still full of aggression keep these guys on your radar! Their debut CD is called Violent Demolition. Seek it out and pick it up!

6. TESSERACT

http://www.tesseractband.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/tesseractband

2011 was the year when UK progressive metallers TesseracT leaped from the internet underground to become the UK’s fastest rising international metal prospect. The debut album ‘One’, released in March, received a phenomenal response with music fans and the press alike, making many of the critics top albums of 2011 lists, including those in Metal Hammer and Classic Rock Prog magazines.

7. RED ENEMY

http://www.facebook.com/RedEnemy

Starting off in 2008 the Dublin based act Red Enemy have established themselves well amongst the Irish and UK metal audiences with they’re own unique blend of melodic metal, the band have recently released their second EP “What We Are Contained In, Is What We Are Worth” to critical acclaim from peers in Ireland and abroad.

8. EX DEO

http://www.facebook.com/exdeo

OH SHIT! The Romans have metal! This band should have been with the Spartans. Great imagery, bad ass hooks, and swords? Don’t heckle this band or you’ll lose your head. For those about to rock…..

9. MOONSPELL

http://moonspell.com/

http://www.facebook.com/moonspellband

Moonspell is a Portuguese heavy metal band. Formed in 1992, the group released their first EP Under the Moonspell in 1994, a year before the release of their first album Wolfheart. The band quickly gained status and became one of the most recognizable metal bands from Portugal. Moonspell reached the Portuguese top first with their album Sin/Pecado, and were, along with Metallica and Iron Maiden, the only metal band to reach the first place of the Portuguese charts after the release of their album, Memorial, in 2006. With Memorial, Moonspell also became the first Portuguese heavy metal band to have a record certified gold status. They are also very popular in Germany, where Memorial entered at 68th in the Top 100 Chart.

10. ORCHID

http://www.OrchidSF.com

http://www.facebook.com/orchidsf

Orchid are an “occult rock” band from San Francisco, California. The band formed in 2007 with a desire to create more than just a sound — they sought to craft an entire experience harkening back to the classic era of dark, heavy music and enigmatic artistry.

whew….

the Hellion