A Band of Orcs
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A Band of Orcs

Santa Cruz, California, United States

Santa Cruz, California, United States
Band Metal Metal


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"CD Review in Shorts Section of Terrorizor Magazine"

The music wins the day. That, and the fact that one of their guitarists is called Cretos Filthgrinder! [7] NG - Pete Yardley

"Live performance Review"

"In my first real concert in S.C., I gained 40 experience and 25 manna points when my ear drums battled metal geeks A BAND OF ORCS at CAFFE PERGOLESI. Lead nerd of the rings GOGOG BLOODTHROAT gurgled and growled about something unpleasant while the rest of the Orcs savagely thrashed the guitars and drums they had likely raided from rival clans." --Curtis Cartier, Metro Santa Cruz July 30 - August 6 Issue - Metro Santa Cruz

"WarChiefs of the Apocalypse CD Review"

"A Band of Orcs delivers an overwhelmingly destructive death metal experience." - metalunderground.com

"A Band of Orcs the Official Band of Chapel Hill High Wrestling Team!"

Dear A Band of Orcs,

I was recently introduced to your music at a social in Durham, North Carolina by Dr. C. ___________. I must say I was blown away by your hard hitting lyrics and amazing beats. I was pleasently surprised to find that I was able to download your album Warchiefs of the Apocalypse on iTunes. There is no truer sign of the apocalypse then the ability to download cutting edge death metal in comfort of my own home. This email is both a request and to inform you of some exciting news. A Band of Orcs is now the official band of the CHHS Wrestling team and will be the intro music for our team. This is truly a special honor for the band as we are one of the best teams in the state. I am sure that the motivational songs of your band, such as Into the Maelstorm, will make the difference in winning a state title this season. Our request is for a signed picture of the band. Please let me know how we could go about obtaining such a fine treasure.

Thank your for your time, I will be eagerly awaiting your response or the Domination.

Wilson Diaz
Head Wrestling Coach
Chapel Hill High School


"WarChiefs of the Apocalypse" EP available on i-tunes, Amazonmp3, Rhapsody, Lala, CDbaby, and Shockhound

"Into the Maelstrom" music video



What do you get when Morbid Angel collides with Dungeons & Dragons and Slayer crashes into World of Warcraft?

A Band of Orcs!

Yes, the oRcs are THAT kind of band. They did, indeed, used to be a war band, hunting and killing dwarves, elves and humans on the barren and blasted plains of their homeworld until I got a hold of them. Who am I, you ask? Humans call me Gruesom Grimp, Chaos Pundit and Manager for this musical battalion.

The oRcs have exchanged (or at least set aside for a while) their chopping axes to take up their shredding axes, and they are hell-sent on completely Dominating the frail human ear-drums of this realm with their spine-crushing sounds of blood and thunder.

I brought A Band of Orcs to your plane of existence one chaotic day when I was out cruising this dimension of the multi-verse and happened upon a group of kids playing role-playing Dungeons & Dragons. The GM was about to roll for a random encounter. The Grimp feeling a tickle from his ma's side of the family (the gremlin side) thought it would be hella funny if the next encounter the GM rolled actually came through to this side and scared the living' bejeebees out of the gamers.

Player1: "Do we encounter anything?"

Player2: "Yeah, like ogres or somethin'?!?!?"

GM: "Let me see (sound of dice rolling)...you encounter...A BAND OF ORCS!!!!"

Poor kids.

The orcs pretty much slaughtered them, ending their pathetic little lives. But then, as fate (otherwise known as Mother Chaos) would have it, the GM's older brother was up stairs listening to Slayer’s Reign in Blood in his room.

The orcs ran upstairs, intending to mutilate the poor shmuck, but stood entranced by the demonic sounds of the lords of hell metal. The oRcs of the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe told Jed they would spare his life, if he showed them how to produce such evil, vile, primal sounds.

Jed, fearing for his life, took all the Orcs down to the local Guitar Mart, where the Orcs, of course, proceeded to tear through the store with their battle axes, and...well, mostly break stuff...but they did manage to salvage some musical instruments and begin to learn how to play. Jed still lives on in the dungeon of oRc Tower as their music teacher!

I always know a golden opportunity to weave a mighty chaos in the Multi-verse, so I signed on to be A Band of Orcs manager and the rest, shall we say, shall become the stuff of legends.