New England comedic metal act ORCumentary is excited to share the details of his first release in 5 years. Recorded in the depths of Middle Earth, er, quarantine, Fully ORChestrated will be available February 5th, 2021. Orc Adams, hero of the orcs, wielder of the keyboard of mayhem, and sole member of ORCumentary, comments:
“ORCumentary is back! I am so excited to present Fully ORChestrated, a special album that commemorates 15 years of the best orc rock band in the universe! COVID-19 may have shut down live concerts and 98% of fun in general, but it gave me the opportunity to hunker down and bring to life an idea that’s been festering in my evil brain for over a decade.
This album takes many classic ORCumentary songs and swaps out their electric guitars and traditional drums for searing strings, blaring brass, terrifying timpani, and tooting flutes! The album also includes ORCumentary’s first new single in 5 years, and an uproarious cover of ‘Where There’s A Whip, There’s A Way’, originally featured in the Return of the King animated film from 1980! Sound the horns, sharpen your sword, and put on a new loincloth, because The Time of the Orc Has Come!”
1.) The Time of the Orc Has Come
2.) Goblin Death March (ORChestrated)
3.) The Betrayer’s Song (ORChestrated)
4.) Troll Snot (ORChestrated)
5.) Where There’s A Whip, There’s A Way!
6.) Orcs on Ice (ORChestrated)
7.) Orc in my Bathtub (ORChestrated)
8.) Smoke the Ashes of Your Enemy with a Pipe Carved From Their Bones (ORChestrated)
*CD-exclusive bonus tracks: instrumental versions and track commentary for all songs (except Track 5)
Preorder merch and CDs here: https://orcumentary.bigcartel.com/
Listen to “The Time of the Orc Has Come”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc48WBs7wzk
The time of the orc… has come! ORCumentary is a long running orc metal project from the mind of Orc Adams. Formed in 2006 when Adams was just a Lord of the Rings-obsessed kid, the band grew to surprising success, playing hundreds of shows, achieving viral success and opening for bands like Agalloch and Fen. While it may seem silly, ORCumentary has seen critical acclaim everywhere from Loudwire to Metal Injection.
Their brand of orc and comedy inspired melodic metal may be off beat – but it has certainly found its fantasy obsessed audience! Having been initially inspired by acts like Amorphis, Finntroll and Sabaton as well as of course by LOTR, ORCumentary rapidly developed a unique sound. Their live show sees Adams taking on the persona of an orc, speaking in a different voice, swaggering about the stage and insulting his audience. It all ties into a larger backstory where his character seeks to overcome the free races to ensure orc supremacy.
This stage show has won him acclaim across the internet, in particular with a hilarious set at a Hot Topic and then again when he provided an orc metal alternative to 2019’s much-maligned Maroon 5 Super Bowl halftime show. His sets are known for their self aware humor, but also their gleeful nerdiness. After all – that’s what orc metal is all about!
Now, after several years of silence, ORCumentary is back, preparing to release his 2021 album Fully ORChestrated and eager to take on the world.
Press release courtesy of Dewar PR