Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Doom Metal
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Last update/review: May 3, 2020

Orchid

Orchid hail from San Francisco and are heavily influenced by Black Sabbath. That may sound simplistic, after all Sabbath is the father of all things metal and many doom bands are at least indirectly influenced by them. But Orchid sound a LOT like early Sabbath, right down to the guitar/bass riffs and tones, the production values, even the singing (the vocalist doesn't sound a lot like Ozzy, but he sings in a very similar style). And the songs don't sound like third-rate knock-offs, but instead they're quality compositions that, again, sound an awful lot like Sabbath in their heyday. In staying so true to the source, Orchid have ironically differentiated themselves from the hordes of doom bands out there, and for that they are to be commended.

Current Members

Theo Mindell

vocals

Will Storkson

guitars

Keith Nickel

bass

Tommy Rickard

drums

Former Members/Guests

Mark Thomas Baker

guitars/keyboards

Carter Kennedy

drums



Discography


Orchid  EP
2009
  1. Eastern Woman
  2. Cosmonaut of Three
  3. Eyes Behind the Wall
  4. Son of Misery
  5. No One Makes a Sound
  6. Into the Sun
  7. Eastern Woman
  8. Son of Misery
  9. No One Makes a Sound
  • Theo Mindell
  • Mark Thomas Baker
  • Keith Nickel
  • Carter Kennedy



Through The Devil's Doorway  EP
2009
  • Theo Mindell
  • Mark Thomas Baker
  • Keith Nickel
  • Carter Kennedy



Capricorn  
2011
  1. Eyes Behind the Wall
  2. Capricorn
  3. Black Funeral
  4. Masters of It All
  5. Down into the Earth
  6. He Who Walks Alone
  7. Cosmonaut of Three
  8. Electric Father
  9. Albatross
  • Theo Mindell
  • Mark Thomas Baker
  • Keith Nickel
  • Carter Kennedy



Heretic  EP
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. Heretic
  2. Falling Away
  3. Saviours of the Blind
  4. He Who Walks Alone
  • Theo Mindell
  • Mark Thomas Baker
  • Keith Nickel
  • Carter Kennedy



Wizard Of War  EP
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Wizard of War
  2. Demon's Eyes
  3. Albatross
  • Theo Mindell
  • Mark Thomas Baker
  • Keith Nickel
  • Carter Kennedy
2013 Readers' Album #41




The Mouths Of Madness  
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Mouths of Madness
  2. Marching Dogs of War
  3. Silent One
  4. Nomad
  5. Mountains of Steel
  6. Leaving It All Behind
  7. The Loving Hand of God
  8. Wizard of War
  9. See You on the Other Side
  • Theo Mindell
  • Mark Thomas Baker
  • Keith Nickel
  • Carter Kennedy



The Zodiac Sessions  COMPILATION
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Eyes Behind the Wall
  2. Capricorn
  3. Black Funeral
  4. Masters of It All
  5. Down into the Earth
  6. He Who Walks Alone
  7. Cosmonaut of Three
  8. Electric Father
  9. Albatross
  10. Into the Sun
  11. Eastern Woman
  12. Son of Misery
  13. No One Makes a Sound



Sign Of The Witch  EP
2015 Nuclear Blast
  1. Helicopters
  2. John the Tiger
  3. Sign of the Witch
  4. Strange Winds
  • Theo Mindell
  • Mark Thomas Baker
  • Keith Nickel
  • Carter Kennedy




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