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Orchid's Curse

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Below is our complete Orchid's Curse 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.

Orchid's Curse Announces 10th Anniversary

The east coast metal veterans from Orchid's Curse have announced their upcoming 10 year anniversary show on Friday, September 16th at The Seahorse Tavern in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Joining them on stage will be longtime friends and colleagues Jessie Brown and Black Moor. Full event info is available here.

"When I started Orchid's Curse over 10 years ago, I never thought we'd get to the opportunity to perform with many of the bands we've shared the stage with," commented guitarist and founding member Brian Jones.

He adds, "All of that was just a dream when I started this. We've been lucky enough to release 4 albums, 2 music videos, get a few award nominations, have a song on a TV show, perform on a national Television show, and do a few tours. So thank you to all the friends, fans, haters, promoters, venues, all the people who let us sleep on their floors, and all the people that told me I was wasting my time playing screaming music, for giving this old metalhead a reason to keep it going. More...

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Orchid's Curse Announces "Cynics & Liars"

Nova Scotia's metal veterans from Orchid's Curse have revealed the details for their upcoming EP "Cynics & Liars," which will be released on March 4th, 2016.

"Cynics & Liars" is the follow up to 2013's "Words" and was recorded at CodaPop Studios in Halifax and produced by the band's own Brian Jones. The album was then mixed by Rob Nickerson before being sent to Jamie King at Basement Studios in North Carolina for mastering. The track listing is as follows:

1. If History Has Taught Us Nothing
2. We Are All Cynics and Liars
3. Judging An Empty Shell
4. Without Hope of Redemption More...

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Orchid's Curse Posts New Music Video

Orchid's Curse has revealed the new music video for the song "If We're Divine" off the recently released album "Words." The video was shot by Colin MacDonald (Foster Avenue Productions) over two days in and around Halifax in April. Check it out below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Baptismalpractice
2. For Those Who Grovel
3. Lie to Live the Lie
4. If We're Divine
5. Indifferences
6. Words
7. Provisions for a Journey
8. Through the Hourglass
9. We Sigh
10. His Servants
11. The Masquerade of Sin More...

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Orchid's Curse Announces New Tour Dates

On the heels of revealing the details on third album "Words," Orchid’s Curse has now announced a series of dates with Ottawa's BIIPIIGWAN. The band issued the following statement:

"We are excited as hell to hop into our new (to us) van and spread the curse a little more westward! It's been a long time since we did any proper touring outside of Atlantic Canada so it brings us great pleasure to make this trek alongside the road warriors in Ottawa's BIIPIIGWAN!" More...

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Orchid's Curse Reveals New Album Details

Purveyors of East Coast metal, Orchid’s Curse, have revealed the album art and track listing for upcoming third album "Words," which will be released by Diminished Fifth Records on Tuesday, March 26th.

"Words" was recorded at Codapop studios in Halifax, engineered by Erien Eady-Ward, and producer Jason Vautour (Pith). Mixing was handled by Vancouver native Shaun Thingvold (Lamb of God, Darkest Hour, SYL, Etc.) and mastered by North Carolina’s Jamie King (BTBAM, Glass Casket, Etc.).

The album art was once again created by the band’s lead guitarist Keith MacLeod who also did the art for the band's 2010 release "Voices: The Tales of Broken Men." The band has released the following statement:

"We are incredibly excited to release our third album. We worked tirelessly to write what we believe to be our best effort yet, and we assembled one of the most hard working, and most dedicated group of people to help put this together and hope that all of the fans old and new enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it."

The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Orchid's Curse Streaming New Song

Canadian act Orchid's Curse has posted the new song "Lie to Live the Lie" off the upcoming 2013 album "Words" online, which can be heard below. "Words" will be the follow-up to the 2010 album "Voices: The Tales of Broken Men." Orchid's Curse also posted the following brief year-end message online:

"Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate on ole Brian Jones' 30th birthday last night! And also a big thanks to NEMAS and Old Blood for sharing the stage with us! We will be announcing some 2013 shows soon (pending the end of the world) but until then keep fit and have fun."

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Orchid's Curse Entering The Studio

Orchid's Curse has announced the band will be heading into CodaPop Recording Studios in Halifax on June 22nd to record the follow up to the 2010 sophomore album "Voices: The Tales of Broken Men."

Along with the help of producer Jason Vautour, the band will record 11 new songs for the yet to be titled album. In addition to working alongside a producer for the first time, Orchid's Curse has enlisted the help of Shaun Thingvold (Darkest Hour, Lamb of God, Strapping Young Lad) to mix and Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Glass Casket, He Is Legend) to master the new release.

The band issued the following statement: "We couldn't be more excited to hit the studio! After completing a few weeks of pre-production we are happy to say we have crafted not only our most vicious but also our most diverse album to date. When we released Voices in 2010 we promised we wouldn't make you wait 4 more years for the next one and we are happy to be delivering on our end of the promise."

The album is tentatively scheduled to be released in Fall 2012 on Diminished Fifth Records. More...

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Orchid's Curse Working On New Album

Canadian act Orchid's Curse has issued the following announcement about working on new material and upcoming tour dates with 3 Inches of Blood:

"First and foremost we are incredibly pleased to announce we will be performing three dates with Canadian metal masters 3 Inches of Blood later this summer! If you haven’t heard their newest album yet 'Long Live Heavy Metal' go pick it up ASAP! Here’s the dates we will be playing with them:

JUNE 30th @ The Manhattan – Moncton N.B.
JULY 1st @ Michael’s Bar – Halifax N.S.
JULY 2nd @ Nicky Zees – Fredericton, N.B.

"Secondly we are very excited to announce we have been writing like madmen and have nearly completed writing our follow up to ‘Voices: The Tales of Broken Men’. We will be beginning pre-production in May and entering the studio in June! (more details on that to come soon). Lastly, Beards are still awesome…. get drunk."

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Thrashfest Band Lineup Announced

Halifax’s Thrashfest has announced it's full line up, including Baltimore's deathgrind band Misery Index, Quebec's Fuck The Facts, Ottawa's Aggresor, as well as local openers Hellacaust, The.Daisy.Anthesis, Orchid's Curse, and many more.

The festival is set to take place on August 19th and 20th at Gus' pub; tickets are $20 in advance or $10 for Friday night and $15 for Saturday night.

"We are very proud to announce the 5th annual Thrashfest will include, 15 acts who will preform over 2 days and 3 shows. This years event will host a variety of local and international acts," commented festival organizer Myron Cottreau. The full festival Line up is as follows:

Friday August 19th

Saturday August 20th

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Orchid's Curse Posts New Music Video

Nova Scotia based metal act Orchid's Curse has posted a music video online for "It Was The Darkest Day We'd Never See / The Workhorse Walks Alone," which is taken from the album "Voices: The Tales of Broken Men." You can check out the clip below.

Orchid's Curse was also previously highlighted in the Nova Scotia edition of Metalunderground.com's "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, which can be found here.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Nova Scotia

Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. For my first article I’m going to be looking at three very distinct styles, but all artists that are on the verge of blowing up.

Nova Scotia, with its small population and many rural areas, might not be considered the hotbed of metal, but when you look into the underground you see a very different story. With all styles of metal being accepted and embraced, the underground is growing each and every late night.

The Worshyp

The Worshyp currently consists of Marz Nova (vocals/guitar), Thor Rune (guitar), Mig Diablo (bass), and KK Devina (drums). It wasn’t always like this though. The heart and soul of the band founder Marz Nova had being playing in cover bands and I’m sure realized that the true rewards are from singing music from your soul, not the Top 40 Rock countdown. Marz being from a small town in Nova Scotia he knew he had to dump the tributes and move to a larger market to make his dreams come true. Hence moving to Toronto.

What it is today is a powerhouse band that blends very classic melodies, with very hard driven guitar riffs. With the new members on board Marz and the boys have almost completed their first full length CD and released their first single “Under Surveillance” to radio stations and ITunes. You can check out “Under Surveillance” and some other great songs on their MySpace page or Reverb Nation. More...

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Orchid's Curse Reveals New Album Details

Dartmouth metallers Orchid's Curse have announced their sophomore album "Voices: The Tales of Broken Men" will be released in North America and on iTunes September 21st, 2010 by Diminished Fifth Records. Th release marks nearly 4 years to the day since the band's debut album "Goodbye is when the Casket Closes" was released.

"It’s funny to think that our debut album ‘Goodbye’ was released way back in September ‘06 and was the label’s very first release." reflects vocalist Josh Hogan, "Now nearly 4 years later it looks as though our follow up will be the label’s 15th release!" Guitar player and back up vocalist Brian Jones added, "Were really stoked to finally release this album. Its been a long time coming. We hope everyone is as excited as much as we are."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Above Moyobamba {euphoria}
2. The Delicate Art of Dying {despair}
3. The Workhorse Walks Alone {regret}
4. Rites of Sacrifice {hope}
5. It Was the Darkest Day We’d Never See {mourning}
6. Let the Ashes Bury this Life {anger}
7. Shadows of Imitation {envy}
8. ...of the Flesh {ecstasy}
9. The Animal {contempt}
10. The Voice:
i. Into the Beyond {apathy}
ii. The Cold Whisper {empathy}

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