Album YUGEN out now
UK headline tour starts September 27th
London rock band Black Orchid Empire have released their new song 'Burn' today. It's the third single taken from their current studioalbum YUGEN that has been released on May 25th, 2018 via Long Branch Records.
Of 'Burn', Paul Visser (Vocals, Guitar) said:
"One of my earliest negative memories is sitting in my high chair as a toddler watching a tiny 80s TV as the Challenger space shuttle blew up in mid air. I based these lyrics on that experience – partly my memories of it, partly my thoughts about it now. The music is based around a big riff and soaring chorus with some cool switchups towards the end. I love the melancholy breakdown and chanty buildup section in the middle, it's powerful and poignant and beautiful as well as technical."
The video for the song has been directed by Jay Hillyer and includes powerful live footage from Black Orchid Empire's live performance at Download Festival 2018.
BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE have also announced UK headline dates throughout September and October in support of their new album.
BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE live
27.09.2018 UK, Birmingham - Subside
28.09.2018 UK, Bolton - Alma Inn
30.09.2018 UK, Sheffield - Mulberry Tavern
04.10.2018 UK, London - Fest Camden
05.10.2018 UK, Bournemouth - The Anvil
07.10.2018 UK, Tunbridge Wells - The Forum Basement
BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE create dense, powerful rock music that combines fearless complexity, aggressive heaviness and beautiful, hook-laden melody.
With a gargantuan sound and energetic live performance, the three-piece hailing from London have been unleashing their ferociously tight show across Europe, including a UK tour with HED p.e, several headline runs and much-lauded appearances at Standon Calling, Planet Rockstock, Camden Rocks Festival or German Taubertal Festival amongst others. Their critically-acclaimed debut album Archetype garnered widespread media attention, withsingle God Is Awake being selected as Kerrang! Radio's track of the week.
Having played alongside heavyweights such as Biffy Clyro, Editors andSkunk Anansie and with a dedicated, growing fanbase, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE demand your attention.
Paul Visser - Vocals, Guitar
David Ferguson - Bass, Vocals
Billy Freedom - Drums