Orchid are an "occult rock" band from San Francisco, California. The band formed in 2007 with a desire to create more than just a sound — they sought to craft an entire experience harkening back to the classic era of dark, heavy music and enigmatic artistry.
After honing their vision for a year, Orchid caught the attention of The Church Within Records from Germany and signed with the respected doom label in 2009. Shortly after, the band released their debut EP Through the Devil's Doorway. Those four tracks of straight-ahead doom netted them several shows around the San Francisco Bay Area to enthusiastic audiences.
Without taking any break, Orchid began work on their full-length debut, yearning to create a faithful yet adventurous album of reinvented retro rock. The resulting Capricorn was a cauldron of infectious songs effortlessly brewed with that "classic sound" which seems so elusive to other bands.
Upon the release of Capricorn in early 2011, Orchid played a stream of local shows to escalatingly more passionate crowds. The band also began receiving heavy support from European metal publications and audiences, sometimes even finding it hard to keep up with all the interview requests and fan-made cover videos. This resulted in their first-ever nine-date European tour in October 2011, which culminated in a slot at the Hammer of Doom VI festival in Würzburg, Germany on Halloween weekend.
Back stateside, Orchid currently are recording their follow-up album, due for release in early 2012...
Theo Mindell: Vocals
Mark Thomas Baker: Guitar
Keith Nickel: Bass
Carter Kennedy: Drums