Oh yeah, dudes.
Orchid’s pretty awesome. If you’re into doom rock inspired by the fucking greats.
The San Francisco band’s just released the first trailer for their upcoming album, The Mouths Of Madness.
You can check that out at the end of this post.
The trailer features singer Theo Mindell, discussing the album’s artwork.
Orchid’s The Mouths Of Madness will be released on April 26 through Nuclear Blast Records.
“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,” Mindell said.
“A classic ‘icon’ …so it’s very simple, really,” he says.
“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 ’60s-early ’70s… like the cover of Abraxas, by Santana, which is a record I grew up on and always loved. So, it’s the ‘Orchid version’ of those murals.”
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