Drummer Billy Freedom of progressive rock trio BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE is now sharing a brand new drum play-through for “The Raven!” The song is taken from the band’s new album, ‘Tempus Veritas,’ which is out now via Season of Mist! The clip can be seen at THIS LOCATION.
The band comments, “‘The Raven’ is one of our favourite songs from ‘Tempus Veritas.’ It has such a satisfying blend of progressive technical styles with huge melodies, and it’s super fun to play. Billy came up with some incredible parts for this song, including some beautifully detailed ride work that really speaks to his jazz and soul inspirations as well as those from heavy music. We hope you enjoy this amazing drum play through from him!”
“Lyrically this song is written from the point of view of the first human in space – Yuri Gagarin. In his final moments aboard the test flight on which he would ultimately lose his life, he contemplates the stars above him – realizing he will never reach them again.”
‘Tempus Veritas’ was released on April 14, 2023 and can be streamed, ordered, and downloaded HERE.
1. Tempus Veritas (1:24)
2. Hydrogen (3:57)
3. The Raven (3:41) [WATCH]
4. Last Ronin (4:27)
5. Scarlet Haze (3:42) [WATCH]
6. Deny The Sun (3:15) [WATCH]
7. Glory To The King (3:37) [WATCH]
8. Summit (3:07)
9. Weakness (2:49)
10. Vesuvius (3:44)
11. Latimer (3:43)