Ondy’s Track of the Week – March 21st: Black Orchid Empire – Winter Keeps Us Warm
Ondy’s Track of the Week from the March 14th #FirstPlays, comes from London UK based Black Orchid Empire.
Black Orchid Empire create huge, memorable rock music that combines heavy-hitting savagery with intense melodic beauty. Their technical, fearlessly complex grooves and gigantic sing-along choruses have already earned them a widespread fanbase.
A ferociously tight live band, Black Orchid Empire have toured Europe and the UK extensively, recently supporting Skunk Anansie on their sold out 25th anniversary shows, including Brixton Academy. These appearances, as well as previous tours with HED p.e, INME, Black Map and Ravenface, combined with festival slots at Download, Standon Calling, Planet Rockstock, Camden Rocks and Taubertal, have sealed the bands reputation as a force to be reckoned with.
Having released their debut album ‘Archetype’ in 2016 to universal acclaim, Black Orchid Empire signed with German label Long Branch Records to release the follow up album ‘Yugen‘. Both albums received stellar reviews and over 1,000,000+ combined streams. The band are now looking ahead to the future with their next album ‘Semaphore’ – a Sci-Fi concept record that sees them continue to push the musical envelope.
“Beautiful melodies coupled with tear-your-face-off riffs. Bright fresh new stars” Skin, Skunk Anansie
“Unbeatable in-your-face talent” MOSH
“Wicked, behemoth tunes” POWERPLAY