Occult doom rockers from California, ORCHID, have announced they will be releasing a new EP featuring three brand new song and a new version of “He Who Walks Alone” off their debut album “Capricorn”. The single, dubbed “Heretic”, marks the first release for Nuclear Blast Records who Orchid recently inked a deal with, and will be released both digitally as well as on 10″ vinyl.


In an exclusive statement for Zero Tolerance the guitarist Mark Thomas Baker promises the band, depite being on a major label, are by no means going to change their ways musically: “Finally the announcement was made public last week that Orchid had signed with Nuclear Blast. Be assured that this was not a decision that was made without more than a few months of discussion with not only NB, but a few other labels as well. We were determined to make sure we got the best possible deal that we could. We’re confident that NB is going to get our music to the widest possible audience. We really want to thank all the people that made our European tours so fun and successful. We can’t wait to come back and we know that being on a label the size of NB assures that we will be back on a bigger scale than before. Please set aside any worry that this will change the way that we make music. We have full control over all aspects of the sound and artwork. If anyone doesn’t like what we release in the future, it will fall directly on the band, not any label”.


The release date for “Heretic” has been set on September 7. Orchid have lately also contributed a song to “Grave Command: All Hallowed Hymns” compilation. The track “Demon’s Eyes” was written and recorded specifically for this picture disc and won’t appear on upcoming Nuclear Blast releases.

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