ORCHID: New Album ‘The Mouths Of Madness’ Announced & London Gig Confirmed


San Francisco-based doom rockers, ORCHID, in support of forthcoming album due for release on April 29th 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records, have announced a one-off UK show in London at the Camden Underworld on May 21st with support from Serpent Venom.

Tickets are available now from: http://www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk/gigs/

The Californian quintet had obviously already found their formula for success with their debut, so one could have expected them to play it safe by fully following the first record’s direction. However, when giving ORCHID’s sophomore release ‘The Mouths Of Madness‘ a spin for the first time, you immediately realise that it embodies anything but stagnation!

Orchid 'The Mouths Of Madness' Artwork

“The new tracks sound much more direct – the tunes are of a higher quality, somehow more on the spot, which can be traced back to the fact that we’ve all become better musicians”, guitarist Mark Thomas Baker states. “Plus there’s an increased amount of psychedelic parts that we weren’t able to show as much before, while the use of synthesizers was decreased, compared to Capricorn”.

The instrumental recordings, split into two separate sessions, were done in Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco (DEAD KENNEDYS, MR. BUNGLE, JOE SATRIANI, EXODUS) as well as in Laughing Tiger Studios, San Rafael (SANTANA, SAMMY HAGAR), before long-time producer and engineer Will Storkson and his home studio came into play, where the vocals were tracked. Carrying their 70’s-doom-hard-rock vibe to a new level of intensity and adding new facets to the work of art, ORCHID haves succeeded in staying true to their roots while refining their trademark sound at the same time.