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, Standon Calling, Planet Rockstock, Camden Rocks and Taubertal, have sealed the bands reputation as a force to be reckoned with.
Having released their debut album 'Archetype' in 2016 to universal acclaim, Black Orchid Empire signed with German label Long Branch Records to release the follow up album 'Yugen'. Both albums received stellar reviews and over 1,000,000+ combined streams.
Their latest record 'Semaphore', a sci-fi concept album was released in June 2020 and has been incredibly well received by fans and critics alike.
"If these words could tattoo, they’d leave the skin imprinted in poetry...Semaphore is big, bold, audacious, technical, artistic, and significant to the scene" - Gigwise 9/10
“Beautiful melodies coupled with tear-your-face-off riffs. Bright fresh new stars” Skin, Skunk Anansie
“Unbeatable in-your-face talent” MOSH
“Wicked, behemoth tunes” POWERPLAY