Black Orchid Empire recently spoke to Pete Bailey shortly before they were due to tour the UK. Unfortunately, the tour has been postponed due to bassist Dave Ferguson needing emergency surgery for appendicitis. The interview was done before this was announced, but the guys also talked about their latest album “Semaphore” not putting timescales on success and the growing popularity of heavy progressive music.
Interview starts at 20:27
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, recently supporting Skunk Anansie on their sold-out 25th-anniversary shows, including Brixton Academy.
These appearances, as well as previous tours with HED p.e, INME, Black Map and Ravenface, combined with festival slots at Download Festival, Standon Calling, Camden Rocks and Taubertal, have sealed the band’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with.