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Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about changes to the band's upcoming tour dates:
"It is with great sadness that we have to report that the Orange Goblin show scheduled to take place at The Old Bell in Derby on Monday 9th April as part of the 'A Eulogy For The Damned' UK & Ireland tour has had to be canceled. This is due to circumstances beyond the control of Orange Goblin and the promoters (Onslaught Promotions) as the decision was made to pull the show by the venue themselves.
"Those that have pre-ordered tickets for the show are advised to contact your point of purchase to claim a full refund.
"Orange Goblin would like to apologise to all the fans that were looking forward to the show, which is a part of the UK & Ireland tour in April, and we hope that we will get to see our fans in the Midlands at the Morrowfest which takes place at Rock City, Nottingham on Sunday 13th May. On Monday 9th April, Orange Goblin will now be appearing at LEGENDS in Newcastle. For tickets and info on this show please go to this location."
The Orange Goblin "A Eulogy For The Damned" UK & Ireland Tour, now looks like this (support on all dates except Ireland comes from GRIFTER): More...
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about upcoming summer festival appearances:
"It is with great delight that we announce Orange Goblin will be appearing at the following Festivals over the summer:
Fri May 25th – Sonisphere, Getafe, SPAIN
Fri June 1st – Metalfest Open Air, Dessau, GERMANY
Sat June 2nd – Metalfest Open Air, Mining, AUSTRIA
Fri June 8th – Metalfest Open Air, Loreley, GERMANY
"The Sonisphere show in Spain also features Metallica, Soundgarden, Slayer, Mastodon, Kyuss Lives!, Clutch, Ghost, Gojira and more! The Metalfest shows in Germany and Austria will also feature Megadeth, Death Angel, Dark Tranquility, Kyuss Lives!, Grand Magus, Witchcraft, Triptykon, Fear Factory, Behemoth, WASP and many, many more!"
You can also find Metalunderground.com's recent interview with Orange Goblin at this location.
Today Noisecreep premieres behind-the-scenes footage of Orange Goblin’s “Red Tide Rising” video, the opening track off the band’s forthcoming "A Eulogy For The Damned" full-length, which i set for North American release on February 14th, 2012. The video clip is loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft stories and was shot in a series of dilapidated buildings around the UK.
Elaborated vocalist Ben Ward of the video: “We made the terrible decision to make the video for ‘Red Tide Rising’ the day after the London Christmas show so it meant we all had to be up bright and early, with very severe hangovers and head down to the New Forest. Luckily it was a bright, sunny day so everyone was in good spirits and the production crew went to work setting up at the location, which was some sort of abandoned army barracks in the middle of nowhere! It could have doubled as the location for Hostel 4!
"In the meantime, the band was dragged halfway across Dorset to do a photo shoot whilst being attacked by rampaging horses! When we returned, thankful to be alive, we were ready to go and the recording process was very pleasant and quite a lot of fun! We already knew that the footage of us would be mixed with some animation that we’d acquired the use of so we weren’t required to do anything too ambitious, just repeatedly go over the track imagining we were playing it to 100,000 people at Wembley stadium! Fuelled by tea and biscuits we got the job done and the results look great!”
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that death metal outfit Nile and Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem are the latest bands to be confirmed for the event, which will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Alice Cooper (Headliner)
The Black Dahlia Murder
Sophie Lancaster Stage:
Sight Of Emptiness
DesertFest Berlin has been confirmed for April 19th through the 21st. It will be the ultimate heavy/rock/psych/doom rendezvous with three stages, many bands playing across the three days, a beer garden, a hippie corner market and an art exhibit. Two movies will premiere in the theatre bizarre: "Black Mass Rising" and "Fuzzomentary." There will be aftershow parties with DJs and a few acoustic performances along with the current confirmed roster of bands below. Visit the DesertFest Berlin website for more information.
Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel
Mars Red Sky
The Grand Astoria
Underkill TV has posted a video interview online with Orange Goblin in which the band discusses its upcoming 2012 plans. Check out the video interview below.
Orange Goblin will also be releasing the new album "A Eulogy For The Damned" in North America on February 14th, 2012 via Candlelight Records.
Get Your Rock Out has posted a new video interview online with Orange Goblin, conducted during the Hard Rock Hell festival. Check out the video clip below.
Orange Goblin will also be releasing the band's new album "A Eulogy For The Damned" in North America on February 14th, 2012 via Candlelight Records.
Today Noisecreep premieres “Red Tide Rising,” the opening track from Orange Goblin’s forthcoming "A Eulogy For The Damned" full-length. Set for North American release on February 14, 2012 via Candlelight Records, "A Eulogy For The Damned" is the band’s seventh studio album (and first for Candlelight).
The ten-track offering was recorded at The Animal Farm studio in South London, UK, and produced and engineered by Jamie Dodd and mastered by two-time Grammy-nominated Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering.
Commented vocalist Ben Ward of the track: “‘Red Tide Rising’ was actually the first song we wrote for the new album and the main riff was written by [guitarist] Joe [Hoare] as far back as 2008. We all knew that this would be the lead song on the album as soon as we wrote it; it felt kind of special and it set the tempo and feel for the whole record. It’s one that we all had a lot of input on so it’s a real band effort and definitely wasn’t rushed. The ending must’ve been changed half a dozen times or so until we were all satisfied! It’s a very typical ORANGE GOBLIN song and I’m confident that it’s going to be a live favorite for many years to come. We’ve actually played it at the last few shows and despite no one knowing it, it got a great response.
"Lyrically, the song is a tribute to my fascination with the works of horror writer H.P Lovecraft. The theme centers around the rising of Cthulhu from the deep and the ultimate destruction of Earth and mankind. It was fun for me to use my imagination and be able to write about the Elder gods and the end of the world. I think it’ll make a great Heavy Metal video! The title was something I made up and we considered calling the album ‘Red Tide Rising’ for a while. It’s pretty self-explanatory with the idea of the oceans turning to blood and the beasts taking over for the dawn of a new dark age! We are all very proud of this track and honored to preview it with Noisecreep/AOL. With our annual Christmas show looming on Saturday, now seems like the perfect time to unleash this beast on the world!”
Polish death/black giants Behemoth are confirmed to headline the Ronnie James Dio Stage of Bloodstock 2012 on Friday, August 10, 2012. The festival runs from August 10-12, 2012.
The current lineup (stages in "( )") and dates are as follows:
Friday, August 10, 2012:
Behemoth (RJ Dio Stage)
Watain (RJ Dio Stage)
C.O.C. (RJ Dio Stage)
Grand Magus (RJ Dio Stage)
Saturday, August 11, 2012:
Dimmu Borgir (RJ Dio Stage)
Hatebreed (RJ Dio Stage)
Sanctuary (RJ Dio Stage)
The Black Dahlia Murder (RJ Dio Stage)
Orange Goblin (Sophie Lancaster Stage)
Sunday, August 12, 2012:
Alice Cooper (RJ Dio Stage)
Paradise Lost (RJ Dio Stage)
Anvil (RJ Dio Stage)
Anaal Nathrakh (Sophie Lancaster Stage)
The organizers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced that American shock rock king Alice Cooper will be headlining the main stage next year, in what will be his only British festival performance. Festival booker Vicky Gregory comments:
"As Bloodstock organizers but more importantly Huge fans of Alice Cooper, we are thrilled to have such an iconic artist close proceedings on the Sunday night! We have been after Alice for a number of years and are extremely excited to see him grace the Ronnie James Dio stage and guarantee this will be a performance not to be missed."
The event will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th - 12th and will feature the following bands:
Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Alice Cooper (Headliner)
Corrosion Of Conformity
Sophie Lancaster Stage:
More bands will be confirmed soon.
The organisers of the United Kingdom's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced a further four confirmations for next year's edition of the event, which previously announced that Anvil, Paradise Lost, Orange Goblin and Watain will be performing in 2012. The new additions for the main stage are Norwegian symphonic black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed and Corrosion Of Conformity, while Anaal Nathrakh will be performing on the Sophie Lancaster Stage. The event is scheduled to take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.
Orange Goblin recently announced that the band's new album will be titled "A Eulogy for the Damned." The group has now issued the following album update and announcement about new U.K. shows:
"We are delighted to announce that the brand new Orange Goblin album 'A EULOGY FOR THE DAMNED' will be released on Candlelight Records on Monday 13th February 2012 (this is the same date that Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut in 1970!). It will be released in the USA the following day on Tuesday 14th February 2012 and will make the perfect Valentine's Day gift!!
"To celebrate the release of the album, Orange Goblin will embark on a full tour of the UK and Ireland in April. Sponsored by Metal Hammer and Jagermeister the tour kicks off at the very first Desertfest in London on Saturday 7th April. Desertfest also features bands such as Valient Thorr, Gentlemans Pistols, Truck Fighters and Church of Misery (who will also play the next night with OG in Bristol!) Support on all dates of the tour (except Irish shows) comes from GRIFTER plus various locals and the full list of dates is below."
Sat 7 April – Desertfest @ The Underworld, LONDON
Sun 8 April – The Fleece, BRISTOL
Mon 9 April – The Old Bell, DERBY
Tue 10 April – Classic Grand, GLASGOW
Wed 11 April – Sound Control, MANCHESTER
Thu 12 April – The Garage, SWANSEA
Fri 13 April – The White Rabbit, PLYMOUTH
Sat 14 April – o2 Academy, OXFORD
Fri 20 April – The Pint, DUBLIN
Sat 21 April – Spring & Airbrake, BELFAST
U.K. stoner band Orange Goblin has revealed that the title of the band's seventh studio album will be "A Eulogy For The Damned." The album is expected in early 2012, however, no firm release date has yet been announced.
The band previously issued statements announcing that the LP will contain ten tracks and some of the titles are: "Red Tide Rising", "Acid Trial", "The Fog", "Stand For Something", "The Filthy & The Few", "Return To Mars", "Save Me From Myself", "The Bishops Wolf", "Death Of Aquarius" and the title track "A Eulogy For The Damned".
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about appearing at the upcoming Candlefest in Manchester:
"We are proud to announce that Orange Goblin will headline a one-off exclusive show at Moho Live in Manchester as part of this years Candlefest. Candlefest 2011 is organized by Candlelight Records and will take place at 3 venues this year, as follows:
Sat 12th Nov - The Underworld, London
Sun 13th Nov - Moho Live, Manchester
Sun 20th Nov - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
"The full line up is as follows: Orange Goblin(Manchester ONLY), Anaal Nathrakh, Altar of Plagues, Winterfylleth, The Rotted, October File, Xerath, Eastern Front & Falloch. Tickets are on sale now."
Orange Goblin is also currently recording a new, as-yet-untitled album. A statement from the band about the upcoming release can be found here.
Orange Goblin has issued the following statement about appearing at the 2012 Bloodstock Festival and update about a new album:
"We are happy to say that Orange Goblin are amongst the first two bands to be announced for Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2012. Orange Goblin are honored to headline the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Saturday 11th August 2012. This will be OG's first appearance back at Bloodstock since playing at the very first one back in 2001.
"The festival takes place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th August. As well as Orange Goblin, Canadian metallers ANVIL have been announced to appear on the Ronnie James Dio stage. There will be over 100 bands in total and Bloodstock has now become the UK's number 1 outdoor festival for true metal. For updates on the line-up and how to purchase tickets go to this location.
"In other news the band is still currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to what will eventually become their 7th studio album and first for Candlelight Records. The album is still as yet untitled but is being recorded and engineered in a London studio by Jamie Dodd who worked with the band on their Black Sabbath cover 'Symptom Of The Universe' last year for the Metal Hammer magazine Black Sabbath Tribute album.
"The album will feature 10 new songs and we can reveal the titles are as follows: 'Red Tide Rising', 'Acid Trial', 'The Fog', 'Stand For Something', 'The Filthy & The Few', 'Return To Mars', 'Save Me From Myself', 'The Bishops Wolf', 'Death Of Aquarius' and 'A Eulogy For The Damned'. Artwork is being done by friend of the band James 'Jimbob' Isaac and the album will be released worldwide in March 2012."
The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have confirmed the first two names for next year's edition of the event. Performing on the main stage (the Ronnie James Dio stage) will be Canadian heavy metal heroes Anvil, who recently released their new album, "Juggernaut Of Justice" through The End Records in North America (Nuclear Blast in Europe) while on the second stage (the Sophie Lancaster stage,) British stoner metal veterans Orange Goblin will be performing. The festival is scheduled to take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 9th - 12th.
Orange Goblin has officially entered the recording studio in London to begin recording what will be the band's 7th studio album (and first for act's new label, Candlelight Records). The as-yet-untitled album will be released worldwide in March 2012. Orange Goblin has checked in with the following brief recording update:
"Second day of recording. Yesterday was great and Chris managed to get 4 drum tracks finished. Today we hope to finish tracking drums before Martyn starts laying down his THUNDER!!"
Some confirmed song-titles to be included on the album are "Acid Trial," "The Filthy & The Few," "Death of Aquarius," "The Fog," "Left For The Dead (Red Tide Rising)," "The Bishops Wolf" and "Save Me From Myself."
Further details on the release will be announced in the coming weeks as the recording process progresses.
Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about the band's upcoming annual Christmas show:
"We are proud to announce that the festive chaos that is the annual Orange Goblin Christmas show will be taking place on Saturday 17th December at The Underworld, Camden, London.
"This year we have given great thought to which bands should join us to provide the fans with the ultimate Christmas party and we are happy to announce that main support will come from the UK's finest retro-rockers Gentlemens Pistols, promoting their latest album 'At Her Majesty's Pleasure.' Kick-starting the party will be Welsh behemoths and ex-Acrimony heroes Sigirya who will be serving up treats from their debut 'Return To Earth' to be released soon."
Additional details on the show can be found at the Facebook event page.
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of U.K. band Orange Goblin performing live at Dante's in Portland, OR on June 9th, 2011. You can check out the clip in the player below.
In other Orange Goblin news, the band will be performing at the upcoming Hard Rock Hell festival in December, with full details available here.
Two more bands have been announced for this year's edition of Wales' Hard Rock Hell festival, both of which made their names in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Movement. Cirencester based act Dealer will be performing at the event, as will fellow new confirmations Bronz. The festival boasts a host of other NWOBHM acts as well as others and will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales from December 1st-4th.
The lineup is as follows:
Black Stone Cherry
Million Dollar Reload
Tygers Of Pan Tang