Black Orchid Empire have had quite the year. The prog-metal band released their first album for Season of Mist back in the spring to critical acclaim. With ‘Tempus Veritas’, Distorted Sound declared that BOE “set the new standard for prog rock”.
Black Orchid Empire
Prog Metal - United Kingdom
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, supporting Skunk Anansie, HED p.e, INME and Black Map as well as festival slots at Download, Standon Calling and Planet Rockstock. Black Orchid Empire have sealed the bands reputation as a force to be reckoned with.
Having released their debut album ‘Archetype’ (2016) to universal acclaim, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE signed with German label Long Branch Records to release the follow up albums ‘Yugen’ (2018) and ‘Semaphore’ (2020). Both albums received stellar reviews and over 3,000,000+ combined streams.
“Tempus Veritas” is a collection of stories that seeks to find compelling imaginary narratives hidden away in what we all think of as history. Behind every milestone or major event in humanity’s long, complex past lies a treasure trove of possibilities for invention – how did Pope Urban VIII feel when confronted by his friend Galileo about the true nature of the sun? What really happened during an almost triumphant but ultimately doomed Everest attempt? What was it like to be a Norse settler amongst the Saxons; did the omens of the ancient gods begin to disappear?
In approaching “Tempus Veritas”, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE sought collectively to push themselves both musically and thematically. Their pursuit of heaviness, melody, emotional power and rhythmic complexity has pushed them to create something they‘re immensely proud of. “Semaphore” was an album of Sci-Fi, this is an album of Hi-Fi. Tempus Veritas.
- Paul Visser : Guitar/Vocals
- Dave Ferguson : Bass/Vocals
- Billy Freedom : Drums
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Drummer Billy Freedom of progressive rock trio BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE is now sharing a brand new drum play-through for “The Raven!” The song is taken from the band’s new album, ‘Tempus Veritas,’ which is out now via Season of Mist! The video can be viewed HERE
UK trio BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE are now releasing a new lyric video for the track ‘Scarlet Haze’ which is taken from their freshly released album “Tempus Veritas”. The video van be viewed via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
UK trio BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE are now releasing the catchy new single ‘The Raven’. The track is taken from the upcoming album “Tempus Veritas”, which will be released upon this earth on April 14, 2023 via Season of Mist.