BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE New “Burn” Official Video; UK Tour Nears

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

London’s modern rock act BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE is debuting the new official video for “Burn“, the band’s third single from their latest release.

That album, ‘Yugen‘, arrived back in May from Long Branch Records and has been winning over fans to the band with its phenomenal aural complexities. “Burn” is a perfect example of BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE‘s ability to meld stunning heaviness with beautiful hooks and melodies.

Purchase ‘Yugen‘ at this LINK.

The “Burn” video was directed by Jay Hillyer and includes powerful live footage from BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE’s live performance at Download Festival 2018.

BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE vocalist/guitarist Paul Visser commented on the song:

One of my earliest negative memories is sitting in my high chair as a toddler watching a tiny ’80s TV as the Challenger space shuttle blew up in mid air. I based these lyrics on that experience – partly my memories of it, partly my thoughts about it now.

The music is based around a big riff and soaring chorus with some cool switch-ups towards the end. I love the melancholy breakdown and chanty buildup section in the middle, it’s powerful and poignant and beautiful as well as technical.

Speaking of live actions from the band, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE will embark upon a headline U.K. mini-tour between September and October. You can find the trek’s itinerary below the video.


27.09.2018 – UK, Birmingham – Subside
28.09.2018 – UK, Bolton – Alma Inn
30.09.2018 – UK, Sheffield – Mulberry Tavern
04.10.2018 – UK, London – Fest Camden
05.10.2018 – UK, Bournemouth – The Anvil
06.10.2018 – UK, Bridgwater – Cobblestones
07.10.2018 – UK, Tunbridge Wells – The Forum Basement


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