Orchid Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown Of New Album "The Mouths Of Madness"
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
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
The band also commented on every song of the album – see the track-by-track breakdown below.
01. Mouths Of Madness - One of the first tracks written for this album. I was struck immediately by the soaring, yet totally sinister sounding vocals against that pulsing beat. A great opening number. - Mark Thomas Baker, guitar
02. Marching Dogs Of War - We really struggled with this one to get "the feel" right. It's a simple enough song on the surface but the subtlety of the shuffle can really be illusive sometimes. Do we swing on the light or dark side? Is it a slow enough tempo but not dragging? I'm very happy it didn't end up on the cutting room floor since I think it is critical to the overall story the album tells. - Keith Nickel, bass
03. Silent One - The quintessential doom song of the album. The evil sludgy intro followed by the most crushing verse that I have ever played. My favorite drum song on the album. - Carter Kennedy, drums
04. Nomad - I've had the riffs for this song scattered about in my brain since we started the band. We'd jammed on different versions of the song and Mark always really liked it. One day it finally just fell together. I really like the feeling of it. It really feels like a journey through different emotions I've gone through about spending so much time away from home but then feeling restless when I'm at home...no peace. - Theo Mindell, vocals
05. Mountains Of Steel - A song that creeps into your soul. Very psychedelic imagery and a great heavy groove that makes it a blast to play. I'm always transformed by this song whether it's jamming it with the band or just listening in my car. - Keith Nickel, bass
06. Leaving It All Behind - Man, this song was a pretty heavy one for me. I had the music for this one for a while and felt like it sounded really kind of sad but sentimental and loving at the same time. Honestly as funny as it sounds, I was driving and the ELTON JOHN song ‘This Is Your Song’ came on the radio. My mother has been really ill, she pretty much raised me on her own. I grew up pretty poor, just she and I really struggling to make ends meet when I was little. So this song just ended up being my way of saying thank you to her, not very evil. But I've never wanted to be in a band where I couldn't say the things I wanted to, or feel limited by some poser identity of being a dark band all the time. - Theo Mindell, vocals
07. Loving Hand Of God - Started off as an ORCHID take on traditional blues like LIGHTNING HOPKINS. When I heard the finished track, the vocals gave me goosebumps and the feeling was much more of a Victorian era England than a Mississippi Delta. - Mark Thomas Baker, guitar
08. Wizard Of War - This song just kind of happened in one night at practice. Mark had had this riff floating around for years that He and I would joke around about saying it sounded like ENTOMBED or early CELTIC FROST. I always really liked it and we'd jam on it periodically. One night we worked on it and I went home and wrote a chorus and a bridge and the next practice it was just done. It was just one of those songs that kind of wrote itself. It’s just a straight ahead rocker, no frills. - Theo Mindell, vocals
09. See You On The Other Side - I always loved the riff, and especially the middle section, which grew to a point beyond what I thought was its potential. -Carter Kennedy, drums
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