SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco, Calif. doom rocker, Orchid, has released its Nuclear Blast debut, The Mouths of Madness, today in North America. Fans can purchase the album on CD or vinyl through the Nuclear Blast web-store at: smarturl.it/Orchid and Amazon.com at: smarturl.it/ormomamz (CD), smarturl.it/ormomlpamz (vinyl), or digitally via iTunes at: smarturl.it/OrchiTunes.
This week only, CVLT Nation is streaming The Mouths of Madness in its entirety at: www.cvltnation.com/
The recently released music video for “Wizard of War” can also be seen online at: youtu.be/VA_
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
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 Sabbath/Pentagram vibe to a whole new level.”
Stay tuned for more information on Orchid and The Mouths of Madness.
Also check out…
Under The Influence w/ Keith Nickel: youtu.be/Wn_
Album trailer 1: youtu.be/zNslhPDg_Jg
Album trailer 2: youtu.be/fPZpjCemApY
Theo Mindell – Vocals
Carter Kennedy – Drums
Mark Thomas Baker – Guitar
Keith Nickel – Bass