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Orange Goblin will release "Back From The Abyss" this coming October 7th via Candlelight Records, and today front man Ben Ward comments on the release:
""Back from the Abyss" is the sound of Orange Goblin firing on all cylinders! From the Sabbathian, weighty-groove of 'Sabbath Hex,' the Motorhead-styled punk snarl of 'The Devil's Whip,' the epic, Maiden-esque gallop of 'Mythical Knives,' through to the apocalyptic doom of 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth;' this is the best of all of our individual influences pulled together. We have created the definitive Orange Goblin album.
"Following the great, worldwide reception of 'A Eulogy For The Damned' and the subsequent 2 years of touring everywhere, we knew we had a lot to live up to. But we were prepared and entered the studio armed with an arsenal of killer riffs! They are all present on this album, continuing the Orange Goblin trend of never being afraid to move forward or trying something new. By doing so we have created a unique, heavy sound that lies somewhere between doom, stoner, classic metal, 70's inspired heavy-rock, punk, blues and everything in between.
"We worked with producer Jamie Dodd at The Animal Farm in London again as he did such a great job on the last record and I think he has even gone one better this time around! Adding Jamie’s amazing production to the outstanding performances and songwriting of the band, we have made an album we are all very proud of.
"Our last album gave the band new life and sent us off into the unknown. This new album sees Orange Goblin stretching the limits once more.........Back from the Abyss and ready to rock all over again!!" More...
Candlelight Records today confirms October 7th as the North American release date for Orange Gobline's new album, "Back From The Abyss."
Recorded earlier this year in London, the album reunites the band with producer Jamie Dodd. It was mastered at Turan Audio in late July. The album will be available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon beginning August 26th.
Loudwire.com is celebrating the announcement with an exclusive North American stream of the album’s first single, "The Devil’s Whip." Stream the track right here.
Vocalist Ben Ward says: “this song is a real old-school banger stuffed full of riffs, sleaze, filth, and speed… just like the best metal should be! It’s Motorhead-style, outlaw-biker rock in all its glory, destined to get heads banging, fists pumping, drinks flowing and asses shaking. If you don’t find yourself breaking the speed limit to this song, desperate to find the roughest bar in town, start a fight and spending the night in a cell, then you are quite clearly already dead. Let’s ride, let loose, let’s rip… that’s right, you can’t escape The Devil’s Whip.” More...
Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about wrapping up work on an album and gearing up to hit the road:
"The brand new Orange Goblin album is now finished and will be sent for mastering in the next few days. The title, artwork and release dates will all be revealed in the coming weeks.
"The band will hit the road in October and November, touring the UK and Europe with the legendary Saint Vitus. Following this, they'll be heading out all over the world in late 2014 and all of 2015 in support of the new album.
"Orange Goblin are already confirmed for Hammerfest VII in March 2015 but expect lots of tours and festivals throughout next year and beyond. Tickets for the following shows are on sale now!" More...
English stoner rock band Orange Goblin is the latest name to be added to the 10th anniversary Damnation Festival bill.
Orange Gobline will be joined by black metal quartet Winterfylleth and post-punk outfit October File, with both bands airing material from new albums at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 1st.
The trio of new additions bolster an impressively eclectic line-up which already boasts Bolt Thrower's only U.K. appearance, a Cannibal Corpse headline set and St. Vitus performing "Born Too Late" in full.
Orange Goblin said: "Over the last few years, Damnation has cemented itself into one of the UK's leading metal festivals, so it is a great honour to be asked back to play for a second time.
"It is already a great line up of bands, and we can't wait to be part of it."
Winterfylleth added: "We are proud to announce we will be playing Damnation Festival once again in 2014. The response we had in 2012 was mind blowing and we hope to see you all there once again. Damnation is a festival we always attend as fans regardless of playing and a must for all serious metal fans. We have a new album out a few weeks before the festival, so will be playing some exclusive new material for the first time on the day.”
October File also comments: "We are over the moon to be playing what is becoming one of the most important and special events in the UK. Damnation has worked hard to forge a name that is a must for fans and underground talent."
The line-up for Damnation Festival so far includes: Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Saint Vitus, Raging Speedhorn, Orange Goblin, Anaal Nathrakh, Ahab, Revocation, Solstafir, Winterfylleth, H A R K, October File, Bast, Atlantis and Corrupt Moral Altar, with many more bands to be announced across four stages. More...
Candlelight Records today confirms June 10th as the North American release date (May 26th European) for "Healing Through Fire."
Produced by Mark Daghorn, the re-issue includes two live bonus tracks taken from the band’s studio performance at BBC’s famous Maida Vale studio in London for the Radio One Rock Show in August 2007. The album will be available for pre-order via ITunes beginning May 20th and is available for physical pre-order now at Candlelight’s official web store.
Originally released in 2007, "Healing Through Fire" was issued via Sanctuary Records. The album closed a 3 year recording gap for the band and would be the only album the quartet would release for Sanctuary.
Talking with The Aquarian Weekly’s JJ Koczan in 2011, vocalist Ben Ward noted, “it would have been nice to play for our US fans and promote Healing Through Fire, but for some reason or another, it just never materialized.” Orange Goblin would not return to America until 2011; the tour put together to promote the release of a limited 5 CD box set released by Rise Above/Metal Blade Records. It was during The Aquarian Weekly interview that Ward enthusiastically said, “we’re finally going to get the opportunity to play the material from Healing Through Fire for American audiences. We’re going to go out and play four or five songs off that record for the crowd.” More...
Saint Vitus will embark on an extensive European tour in celebration of the band's 35th anniversary this autumn (following U.S. shows in May, with details available here).
To honor this occasion, the godfathers of American doom will perform all songs from the "Born Too Late" album, which was originally released in 1986. Saint Vitus will be joined by British outfit Orange Goblin. Dates are as follows:
09 Oct 14 Colmar (FR) Le Grillen
10 Oct 14 Limoges (FR) CCM John Lennon
11 Oct 14 Barcelona (ES) Day of Doom
12 Oct 14 Madrid (ES) Shoko
13 Oct 14 Lisboa (PT) Rca Club
15 Oct 14 Bilbao (ES) Kafe Antzokia
16 Oct 14 Bordeaux (FR) Le Krakatoa
17 Oct 14 Genève (CH) L'usine
18 Oct 14 Mezzago (IT) Bloom Club
19 Oct 14 Roma (IT) Init Club
20 Oct 14 Bologna (IT) Locomotiv Club
21 Oct 14 Winterthur (CH) Salzhaus
22 Oct 14 München (DE) Backstage Halle
23 Oct 14 Saarbrücken (DE) Garage
24 Oct 14 Paris (FR) La Fleche d'Or
25 Oct 14 Tourcoing (FR) Le Grand Mix
26 Oct 14 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
28 Oct 14 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
29 Oct 14 London (UK) Heaven
30 Oct 14 Dublin (IE) Button Factory
31 Oct 14 Belfast (UK) Limelight 2
01 Nov 14 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival
02 Nov 14 Holland (NL) Rotterdam (Dutch Doom Days)
03 Nov 14 Köln (DE) Luxor
04 Nov 14 Dresden (DE) Beatpol
05 Nov 14 Kraków (PL) Fabryka
06 Nov 14 Berlin (DE) SO36
07 Nov 14 Malmö (SE) Babel
08 Nov 14 Stockholm (SE) Debaser Strand
09 Nov 14 Oslo (NO) Parkteatret
11 Nov 14 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
12 Nov 14 Hamburg (DE) Knust / Grünspan
13 Nov 14 Osnabrück (DE) Rosenhof
14 Nov 14 Jena (DE) F-Haus
15 Nov 14 Würzburg (DE) Hammer of Doom
British heavy metal veterans Orange Goblin have posted a message online regarding the writing process of their new, as-yet untitled album, which will be their first since 2012's, "A Eulogy For the Damned." The message reads as follows:
"Things are going very well in the rehearsal studio and the new album is starting to take shape. We have 4 songs that are pretty much done, just need fine tuning with lyrics etc and we have the skeletons of another 5 or 6 that we are still working on and fleshing out. It's heavy, it's groovy, it's trippy and it's very interesting so far!
"A few working titles for songs we have so far (these are not 100% set in stone yet):
THE DEVILS WHIP
"More news soon!"
Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming North American tour:
"We are very happy to announce that Orange Goblin will return to perform at venues throughout the USA and Canada this Autumn. Following the band’s huge success earlier this year as main support for Clutch on their 'Earth Rocker' North American tour, Orange Goblin return for a full headlining run. Kicking off in New Orleans on September 27, the band will visit 38 cities around the United States and Canada before concluding in Nashville on November 9.
"Support on the tour will come from Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf. The trek finds the band continuing a year-long commitment to performances in support of their latest studio album, 'A Eulogy For the Damned' (2012), and their first live CD/DVD 'A Eulogy Foe The Fans - Orange Goblin Live 2012' released earlier this year.
"This rigorous schedule has seen them perform in over 25 countries across the globe, ensuring that the band is firing on all cylinders and maintaining their reputation as one of the fiercest and most exciting live bands on the planet! In fact, Clutch's own Neil Fallon was recently seen on 'That Metal Show' on US television wearing an Orange Goblin Shirt and proclaiming them to be one his favourite bands!" More...
Orange Goblin, currently out on tour in Europe, has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming show changing venues:
"We have to announce that the show at Scuderie in Bologna scheduled for Tuesday 16th July has been cancelled. This is due to the venue having its live music license revoked. We apologize to the fans in Bologna but this is out of our control.
"We have arranged a show for that date at very short notice. The new show will take place at CYCLE CLUB, CALENZANO (near Florence). Tickets will be €10 on the door. Please spread the word!!"
For a list of upcoming tour dates, head over to the Orange Goblin Facebook profile here.
Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about heading out on a European tour this winter:
"We are very happy to announce that Orange Goblin will tour the U.K. again in November and December as main support to Australian rockers Airbourne. Also appearing on all shows will be The Treatment. Tickets are on sale now."
The full list of dates is as follows:
Thu 28th Nov – Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth
Mon 2nd Dec - O2 Academy, Leeds
Tue 3rd Dec - Rock City, Nottingham
Wed 4th Dec - O2 Academy, Newcastle
Fri 6th Dec - O2 ABC, Glasgow
Sat 7th Dec - The Ritz, Manchester
Mon 9th Dec - HMV Institute, Birmingham
Tue 10th Dec - O2 Academy, Bristol
Wed 11th Dec - O2 Academy, Oxford
Fri 13th Dec - The Forum, London
Orange Goblin has announced a new CD/DVD set titled "A Eulogy For The Fans – Orange Goblin Live 2012" will be released on March 11th, 2013 via Candlelight Records. The set features:
Disc 1 (CD) - Complete set live at Bloodstock Open Air Festival August 11th, 2012
Disc 2 (DVD) - Complete pro-shot sets live at Bloodstock Open Air Festival August 11th, 2012 and Hellfest in France June 15th, 2012.
Bonuses include promo videos, the making of the "Red Tide Rising" documentary, the "Highway to Hellfest" short film, photo galleries, and more. The live audio from Bloodstock Open Air Festival will also be released as a double gatefold vinyl on Back on Black Records. More...
Orange Goblin, which will be supporting Clutch on a U.S. tour this coming March, has issued the following announcement about taking home a series of year-end "best" wins from Terrorizer magazine:
"We are delighted to say that Orange Goblin have been voted 'Best Band' in the Terrorizer end of year Readers and Critics Polls for 2012. The band featured in FIVE of the categories voted for by the readers and came 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th as follows:
1st - BEST BAND - ORANGE GOBLIN
2nd - BEST ALBUM - A EULOGY FOR THE DAMNED
3rd - BEST VOCALIST - BEN WARD
4th - BEST LIVE ACT - ORANGE GOBLIN
5th - BEST BASSIST - MARTYN MILLARD
"The band is over the moon with the results and would like to thank everybody that voted and has supported the band over the past 12 months and throughout OG's career."
Stay tuned for Metalunderground.com's own "best of 2012" awards, which will be arriving shortly.
Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming North American shows with Clutch:
"OK! North America! We are finally delighted to announce that Orange Goblin will be touring North America (Canada and more US dates still to be announced in the new year!) as main support to the mighty Clutch on their 'Earth Rocker' North American tour!
"Here are the first dates that have been announced and please don't panic, more ARE on the way! Other supports for the tour include LIONIZE...and KYNG!
"Fanclub Presale begins - Tuesday 18th December 2012, Public Onsale - Friday 21st December 2012. As we say, there WILL BE MORE DATES to be announced in the new year! CLUTCH, ORANGE GOBLIN, LIONIZE and KYNG ARE COMING TO ROCK YOUR WORLD!" More...
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about upcoming U.K. tour dates:
"Following Orange Goblin’s amazing shows supporting Down across the U.K. we are happy to announce that the band will be hitting the road for a full U.K. headline tour in January and February 2013. Dates are below. Irish dates will be also be added. Special guests to be announced."
1/30th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
1/31st – Brighton, The Haunt
1/1st – Southampton, Talking Heads
2/2nd – Plymouth, White Rabbit
2/3rd – Bristol, Fleece
2/5th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
2/6th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
2/7th – Sheffield, Corporation
2/8th – York, The Duchess
2/9th – Manchester, NQ Live
2/11th – Glasgow, King Tuts
2/12th – Liverpool, o2 Academy 2
2/13th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
2/15th – London o2 Academy Islington
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's Christmas show:
"No OG show - Christmas is cancelled! Due to the extensive Orange Goblin plans for 2013 and in particular the planned UK tour in Jan / Feb, it is with great sadness that we have to report that there will be NO annual Christmas show in London this December. If all goes to plan then the Christmas show will return in 2013, bigger and better than ever!"
Remaining Orange Goblin shows for 2013 are as follows:
Thu 4th Oct - An Club, Athens, GR
Fri 5th Oct - Stage Club, Larissa, GR
Sat 6th Oct - Eightball Club, Thessaloniki, GR
Sat 13th Oct - Full Moon Dog Fest, The Cockpit, Leeds, UK
Fri 19th Oct - Academy, Manchester, UK (w/ DOWN)
Sat 20th Oct - HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK (w/ DOWN)
Sun 21st Oct - Roundhouse, London, UK (w/ DOWN)
Sat 17th Nov - The Westcoast Bar, Margate, UK
Sat 8th Dec - Speedfest, Eindhoven, NL (w/ Monster Magnet, Red Fang and many more)
Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates for the new year:
"2013 will see Orange Goblin embark on their biggest touring schedule EVER as they continue to promote the critically acclaimed 'A Eulogy For The Damned' album, released in February 2012 on Candlelight Records and hotly tipped to be a contender for the album of the year polls.
"The touring schedule will kick off with a 15 date UK tour at the end of January and start of February, dates of which are to be announced soon. We are also very happy to announce that the band will then head to Australia for the very first time ever to join the Soundwave Festival 2013 (alongside Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Blink 182, Linkin Park, Kyuss Lives!, Ghost, Red Fang, The Sword, Gallows and many more). The full dates for Soundwave 2013 are as follows:
SAT 23rd FEB - BRISBANE - RNA SHOWGROUNDS
SUN 24th FEB - SYDNEY - OLYMPIC PARK
FRI 1st MAR - MELBOURNE - FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE
SAT 2nd MAR - ADELAIDE - BONYTHON PARK
MON 4th MAR - PERTH - CLAREMONT SHOWGROUND More...
Metal Injection.com and Scion A/V are very proud to premeiere the brand new Orange Goblin video for the track "Acid Trial." This is the second official video to be taken from the latest Orange Goblin album "A Eulogy For The Damned," which was released worldwide via Candlelight Records in February 2012.
Bruce Moore and the crew at Safkhet Publishing have introduced the new book "For Those About To Cook - Pure Metal." Focused entirely on metal musicians and their appetites for destruction, "Pure Metal" brings you delectable dishes and will be released on August 31st.
"Pure Metal" will be available soon and features not only all your favorite metal bands from the original metal cookbook, "For Those About To Cook," but also a whole anthology of metal bands including rock legends Poison, Lizzy Borden, and Twisted Sister, and introducing Bolero, Exodus, Full Force, and Gravedigger... to name a few.
Check out the trailer for the book below, and visit "Pure Metal's" Facebook page for more information.
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about Candlelight Records releasing a new special edition of the band's most recent album:
"On the 28th of May 2012, Candlelight Records will release a 'special edition' version of the latest Orange Goblin album 'A Eulogy For The Damned.' This version will come in 'book' style packaging and will feature 2 discs.
"The first disc (CD) will feature the album in full plus a cover of the Black Sabbath classic 'Symptom of the Universe.' The second disc (DVD) features the video for the track 'Red Tide Rising,' a short documentary about the making of the video as well as band interviews and footage from the band's recent Christmas concert at the Underworld in London, including the full live version of 'Red Tide Rising.'" More...
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about performing at the 2012 edition of Belgium's Roadkill Festival:
"We are pleased to announce that Orange Goblin will be playing at this year's Roadkill Festival in Waarschoot, Belgium on Saturday, 4th August 2012.
"This will be Orange Goblins ONLY show in Belgium of 2012. Other bands due to appear include Hardcore Superstar and many more. Information regarding how to get there and how to purchase tickets etc. can be found at the festival website."