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Orchid

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Below is our complete Orchid news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Orchid Fan Makes Killer Playmobil Music Video

The San Francisco-based classic rockers Orchid have been honored by a creative fan with a self made Playmobil music video for the song "Wizard of War," which can be seen below.

The band stumbled upon the video when surfing the web and enjoyed is so much that they also would like to encourage other fans to do more along the same lines. Commented guitarist Mark Thomas Baker:

"Wow! This is so cool! Fan made videos are very cool. To think that someone would spend the time to make something like this is really flattering to us. Thanks to Marcus and Christina for their effort! If anyone has something like this on their minds - give it a go! We love this stuff and love to see what you make of it!!"

Commented director and die hard Orchid fan Marcus W.: "For quite some years now Orchid are one of my favorite bands. I've had the chance to meet these guys several times already and the truly are some of the nicest dudes on this planet. With this video I just wanted to do something nice for them, I hope I've succeeded!"

"Wizard Of War" comes off Orchid's latest album, "The Mouths Of Madness," which was released in April 2013. More...

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Secret Cutter To Play Uninvited Fest

Having independently released the "Self Titled" debut LP (yeah, it's actually named that) earlier this year, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio Secret Cutter is now set on devouring fans and unsuspecting victims in the live setting throughout the region and beyond in support of the LP.

Secret Cutter's latest live itinerary includes the band's confirmed inclusion in the upcoming Brooklyn-based Uninvited Fest, a massive four-day event to take place in Gowanus, Brooklyn, running from September 18th through 21st.

The festival is set to transform a section of the neighborhood into an outdoor community for artists, musicians, motorcycle enthusiasts, and skateboarders with live music, food, booze, vendors, cinema, DJs, open skate sessions on a sponsored ramp setup and more.

Uninvited Fest sees Secret Cutter listed among Mothership, Captain Beyond, Subrosa, Mount Salem, The Skull, Black Cobra, Sasquatch, Lo Pan, Orchid, The Shrine, Lecherous Gaze, Weedeater, Elder and many others among the list of bands confirmed to perform.

Additionally, Secret Cutter is set to shred Allentown with a headlining show this Thursday, August 28th. Additional live actions will be announced throughout the coming weeks and the rest of 2014 as Secret Cutter continues to write new material for a next release.

8/28/2014 Good Weekend - Allentown, PA w/ Vaporizer, Gloominous Doom, Tower of Swine
9/21/2014 Uninvited Fest - Brooklyn, NY w/ Weedeater, Elder, Marching Teeth, Cosmic Shakedown More...

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Orchid Announces Summer Festivals

After a European tour and performing at Kirk Von Hammett's Fear Festevil, The San Francisco-based heavy rockers in Orchid now announce a series of upcoming summer festival appearances. The currently announced dates are as follows:

01.08. D Breitanbach am Herzberg - Burg Herzberg Festival
02.08. D Schierling - Labertalfestival
06.08. D München - Free And Easy
07.08 D Schlotheim - Party San Festival
13.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze More...

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SXSW 2014 Metal Showcases Listing

South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...

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Exodus To Play Fear FestEvil

Metallica guitarist and horror aficionado Kirk Hammett has announced Kirk Von Hammett's FEAR FestEvil, a multifaceted horror and music festival to take place at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom on February 7th and February 8th, 2014.

The inaugural event will feature highlights of Hammett's world famous Crypt Collection (including some of the most valuable horror collectibles in the world) inside a former Masonic temple, an extensive array of panels, live music, vendors and special guests.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to wander through out the venue and experience various "haunting areas" for one of a kind scares, and will even be able to take a taxidermy class on-site. Single day and full weekend tickets are available here.

"This will be the most sinister, evil, over the top horror and music festival to date," said Kirk Hammett. "I'm excited to bring horror fanatics, music fans, and other freaks together under the same roof in my hometown and can't wait to unleash my own personal horror collection for display."

Confirmed guests to appear include Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), pioneering make-up artist and actor Tom Savini, legendary horror scribe John A. Russo (Night of the Living Dead), Anthrax co-founder Scott Ian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist and horror enthusiast Slash, Heather Kangenkamp (Nightmare On Elm Street), Ron Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi Jr. and Sara Karloff, actresses P.J.Soles, Barbara Crampton, Patty Mullen, and Erika Eleniak, original Godzilla actor Haruo Nakajima, original Ultraman Satoshi "Bin" Furuya, Academy Award winning make-up artist Joel Harlow, Kane Hodder aka Jason Vorhees, tattoo artist and TV personality Amy Nicoletto, and more to be announced.

FEAR FestEvil will also feature live music with performances by Exodus and Carcass on Friday, February 7th (Hammett will make an appearance with the legendary Bay Area thrashers) and Death Angel, Orchid, and Death Division on Saturday, February 8th.

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Orchid Releases New Music Video

Orchid has teamed up with Screamhorrormag.com to release a new music video for the title track to "Mouths of Madness." Check out the video below.

The "Mouths of Madness" album is out now via Nuclear Blast, and you can also check out the previously posted "Wizards of War" video at this location.

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Orchid Announces "The Zodiac Sessions"

San Francisco's Orchid has announced the release of "The Zodiac Sessions" this coming November 15th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

"The Zodiac Sessions" consists of the band's early works – 2009's "Through The Devil's Doorway" EP as well as the debut full-length "Capricorn" (2011).

For "The Zodiac Sessions," both releases have been completely remastered and put on one CD in a digipak featuring all new cover art, created by the band's singer, Theo Mindell.

On vinyl both parts of "The Zodiac Sessions" will be released separately – on 10“ ("Through The Devil's Doorway") and on 2LP 12“ ("Capricorn") and will be made available in various colors.

The track listing is:

Capricorn
1. Eyes Behind The Wall
2. Capricorn
3. Black Funeral
4. Masters Of It All
5. Down Into The Earth
6. He Who Walks Alone
7. Cosmonaut Of Three
8. Electric Father
9. Albatross

Through The Devil’s Doorway
10. Into The Sun
11. Eastern Woman
12. Son Of Misery
13. No One Makes A Sound

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Orchid Returning For Another European Tour

Orchid, after concluding a successful string of European tour dates in May, has just announced another European Tour which includes a one-off London show at Camden Dingwalls on November 3rd, 2013. Support will come from label mates Scorpion Child and retro rockers Blues Pills will also join them for this trek across Europe.

Orchid will be supporting its recently-released 2nd album, "The Mouths Of Madness" which was released via Nuclear Blast. Orchid singer Theo Mindell commented: “We’re really excited to be returning to Europe for this tour with such great bands supporting us. We’re so blown away by the love and support everyone has shown us and can’t wait to play these shows. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road.”

ORCHID/BLUES PILLS/SCORPION CHILD Euro Tour Dates:

01.11. D Essen – Turock
02.11. B Vosselaar – Biebob
03.11. UK London – Dingwalls
04.11. F Paris – Glazart
05.11. CH Zürich – Mascotte
07.11. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
08.11. D Köln – Gebäude 9
09.11. D München – Backstage Halle
10.11. NL Kerkrade – Rock Temple
12.11. D Trier – ExHaus
13.11. D Hannover – Faust
14.11. D Berlin – C-Club
15.11. D Würzburg – Hammer Of Doom
16.11. D Weißenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise *ORCHID only*


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Orchid Adds More Tour Dates

Attention heavy rockers, doomheads, retro aficionados, and hippies: Orchid is on tour through Europe! The band's second full-length album "The Mouths of Madness" is also out now. Further dates for the current tour have been revealed, and the band's updated itinerary with Free Fall is as follows:

29.04.2013 PL - Cracow - Lizard King
30.04.2013 AT - Wien - Szene
01.05.2013 DE - Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater
02.05.2013 DE - München - Backstage
03.05.2013 DE - Siegen - Vortex
04.05.2013 NL - Drachten - Iduna - new
05.05.2013 BE - Wuustwezel - Puntpop
06.05.2013 NL - Rotterdam - Baroeg - new
07.05.2013 CH - Aarau - Kiff
09.05.2013 DE - Cham - LA - new
10.05.2013 DE - Bischofswerda - East Club - new
11.05.2013 AT - Salzburg - Rockhouse Bar - new
13.05.2013 IT - Milano - Lo Fi Club (without FREE FALL)
14.05.2013 IT - Rome - Traffic Live Club (without FREE FALL)
15.05.2013 IT - Bologna - Freak Out Club (without FREE FALL)
16.05.2013 AT - Dornbirn – Schlachthaus (without FREE FALL)
17.05.2013 DE - Stuttgart – Universum
18.05.2013 DE - Hamburg – Markthalle
19.05.2013 DE - Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival (ORCHID ONLY)
21.05.2013 UK - London - Underworld (ORCHID ONLY) More...

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Orchid Posts New Music Video

San Francisco-based doom rockers Orchid posted a new music video for the song "Wizards Of War." The track appears on the band's new LP "The Mouths Of Madness," which is due out on April 26th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing for the release is:

1. Mouths Of Madness
2. Marching Dogs Of War
3. Silent One
4. Nomad
5. Mountains Of Steel
6. Leaving It All Behind
7. Loving Hand Of God
8. Wizard Of War
9. See You On The Other Side

Check out "Wizard of War" here: More...

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Witchcraft Drops Off Orchid Tour

Witchcraft was set to hit the road with Orchid on April 26th, but the band has now posted the following message online about canceling the run:

"We are sad to announce that due to serious health issues the upcoming tour has been cancelled. We are very sorry about this but hope you all understand that health always must come first. Love Witchcraft.

"Orchid and Free Fall will still do the tour and Troubled Horse with members from Witchcraft will join them instead!" More...

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Orchid Streaming Full New Album

Orchid has teamed up with Metal Hammer to stream the entire new album "The Mouths Of Madness" online. Check out the release over here or through the player below. "The Mouths Of Madness" is due for release on April 26th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Orchid Posts Latest "Under The Influence" Episode

San Francisco-based doom rockers Orchid have released the latest in a series of video trailers, this time featuring drummer Carter Kennedy talking about his musical influences and its effect on the upcoming album, "The Mouths Of Madness."

"The Mouths Of Madness" is due out April 26th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The track listing for the release is:

1. Mouths Of Madness
2. Marching Dogs Of War
3. Silent One
4. Nomad
5. Mountains Of Steel
6. Leaving It All Behind
7. Loving Hand Of God
8. Wizard Of War
9. See You On The Other Side More...

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Orchid Posts New Trailer For Upcoming Album

San Francisco-based doom rockers Orchid have released a video trailer featuring bass player Keith Nickel talking about his musical influences and its effect on the upcoming album, "The Mouths Of Madness."

Check out the clip below, or watch the previous clip featuring guitarist Mark Thomas Baker at this location. "The Mouths Of Madness" is due out April 26th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

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Orchid Posts "The Mouths Of Madness" Teaser

San Francisco based doom rockers Orchid have released a video trailer featuring guitarist Mark Thomas Baker talking about his musical influences and its effect on the upcoming album, "The Mouths Of Madness." Check it out below.

"The Mouths Of Madness" is going to be released April 26th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. As an appetizer for the album, 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 debut album "Capricorn." More...

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Orchid Streaming Title Track "Mouths Of Madness"

San Francisco's Orchid is streaming the title track from the upcoming release "The Mouths Of Madness." The album is set for release on April 26th, 2013 (EU), April 29th (UK) and April 30 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for the release is:

1. Mouths Of Madness
2. Marching Dogs Of War
3. Silent One
4. Nomad
5. Mountains Of Steel
6. Leaving It All Behind
7. Loving Hand Of God
8. Wizard Of War
9. See You On The Other Side

Check out "Mouths Of Madness" here: More...

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Orchid Releases "Mouths Of Madness" Trailer II

San Francisco's Orchid posted a second in a series of album trailers for the upcoming release "The Mouths Of Madness." This trailer features vocalist Theo Mindell, who gives a tour of his studio and speaks about his influences. The new LP is set for release on April 26th, 2013 (EU), April 29th (UK) and April 30 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The first trailer can be found over at this location. The track list for "The Mouths Of Madness" is:

1. Mouths Of Madness
2. Marching Dogs Of War
3. Silent One
4. Nomad
5. Mountains Of Steel
6. Leaving It All Behind
7. Loving Hand Of God
8. Wizard Of War
9. See You On The Other Side

Check out the second trailer here: More...

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Orchid Posts First Album Trailer For New LP

San Francisco stoner doom act Orchid posted the first album trailer for the upcoming release "The Mouths Of Madness," which centers around the LP artwork. The album is set for release on April 26th, 2013 (EU), April 29th (UK) and April 30 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for "The Mouths Of Madness" is:

1. Mouths Of Madness
2. Marching Dogs Of War
3. Silent One
4. Nomad
5. Mountains Of Steel
6. Leaving It All Behind
7. Loving Hand Of God
8. Wizard Of War
9. See You On The Other Side More...

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Orchid Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown

San Francisco-based doom rockers Orchid have revealed the track listing for the band's upcoming album, "The Mouths Of Madness," which is scheduled for an April 26th, 2013 release via Nuclear Blast.

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 More...

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Orchid Reveals New Album Details

San Francisco based doom rockers Orchid have set April 26th, 2013 as the release date for the band's new album, "The Mouths Of Madness." The cover artwork was created by singer & tattoo artist Theo Mindell and can be found below. Mindell comments on the cover:

"I wanted the cover of the album to be really classic and strong, like one of the records from my childhood where when you'd see the colors and shapes on it from across the room, you'd immediately recognize it. A classic 'icon'... so it's very simple really. But then I did a really elaborate painting for the inside that is totally ornate... I wanted people to open this kind of sparse, plain thing and be drawn into another world that kind of visually told the story of some of the emotions of the record. Kind of like peeling a weird fruit open... the inner painting was really inspired by some of the Latino psychedelic murals that were done around San Francisco in the late 60's-early 70's....like the cover of Abraxsis by Santana which is a record I grew up on and always loved. So, it's the 'Orchid version' of those murals."

Guitarist Mark Thomas Baker comments on the extensive production process: "Most of the tracks on 'Mouths of Madness' were cut in early June 2012. We were pretty fresh off of our European tour and full of confidence. The basics done at that time were the best recording experience that we've had so far. Everybody got along great and did great work. We did this album with a completely different guitar sound than 'Capricorn.' I think it sounds much heavier in that regard. We take a lot of time to get things right. I hope people enjoy it and let it sink in. I think it's miles above our past efforts." More...

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