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Below is our complete Orange Goblin news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Doom metal act Saint Vitus have announced they will be touring Europe in early 2010. Orange Goblin will be performing as special guests for the London stop of the tour at The Scala on February 10th. Orange Goblin's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:
11/14 2009 Concorde II Brighton, UK
11/28 2009 The Roadhouse Manchester, UK
12/19 2009 The Scala London, England
1/16 2010 An Club, Athens, Greece
2/10 2010 The Scala w/ SAINT VITUS London, UK
3/13 2010 Hammerfest II Prestatyn, North Wales, UK
Orange Goblin has announced that they will be performing at the Hammerfest 2, which takes place in Prestatyn, North Wales on 11-13 March, 2010. Other bands on the bill include DevilDriver, Hellfighter, Iced Earth, Skindred, Napalm Death, Panic Cell, Attica Rage, Gosized, Zico Chain, Huron, and Isolysis.
British Stoner/Doom metal legends Orange Goblin has launched a new official channel of their own on YouTube.com The channel contains promotional videos from the band as well as old and recent live footage. The band will also be adding trailers and clips from their favourite movies, bands and anything else that they generally find interesting. You can check out the channel by heading to Youtube.com.
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about selling off equipment:
"Orange Goblin are selling some perfectly good, working equipment that we no longer use due to endorsements from other companies. We have the following for sale:
"2 x Vintage MATAMP 4x12 Speaker cabinets.(£150 each), 1 x AMPEG SVT Pro IV Bass Amp (£300)
"If you are interested in these, please contact the band through this MySpace page, we'll be in touch.
"Ideally these would need to be collected from the band (based in London, England) so will suit a UK buyer rather than have to arrange selling and shipping to abroad. These items have been played on various Orange Goblin tours and albums but have recently been serviced and are in great condition."
Orange Goblin has issued the following update about rescheduling their previously canceled tour date in Athens:
"Orange Goblin have secured a new date in Athens, Greece following the cancellation of the shows in 2008! So for the first time in almost 5 years the Goblins will be back to play at The An Club, Athens, Greece on Saturday 16th January 2010.
"Support will come from Lord 13 and Lucky Funeral. Tickets cost €20 (limited to the first 100 internet presales) and €25 regular presale/doors from this location."
British stoner metal veterans Orange Goblin has announced that they will once again be holding their annual Christmas show in London this year. The event will be held at The Scala in Kings Cross, North London and will also feature performances from Solace, Centurions Ghost, Sons Of Merrick and Roadsaw, the last of which will be performing a special set which consists completely of Kyuss covers. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door.
UK metal band Ravens Creed has issued the following update:
"We still have no live shows booked, Ben is busy with Orange Goblin and Jay has crewing commitments, it is pretty hard to find a 'window,' but be assured when the stars align we will be plying our wares in a low rent venue near you soon!"
"The next album will be called 'A Conspiracy Of...' so far we have a good chunk of it written, namely: TAINT THE ROBE WITH TORPID FECCULANCE, PALMER THE HARMER, BASHED IN, OFF WITH HIS HEAD!, BLACK BULLETS, and a couple of others that need riffs swapping about/shortening/deleting."
The Planet Caravan line-up has been solidified and tickets are on sale now.
Here's the line-up:
Friday, September 18
Pick Up The Snake
Saturday, September 19
The Gates of Slumber
The Planet Caravan festival has been announced for September 18 and 19, 2009 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina. The two-day festival features Clutch, Pentagram, Orange Goblin, Kylesa, Burst, YOB, Wino, Astra, Revolution Mother, Taddy Porter, Orchid, and Pick up the Snake.
Tickets went on sale this weekend and are $79.50, plus applicable service fees. They are on sale via The Orange Peel box office, by phone at 866-468-7630 and online at www.planetcaravanfestival.com.
“Planet Caravan is an homage to the pioneers of heavy music," says event creator Charlie Jennings. "The event spotlights bands that carry on the traditional sounds of heavy rock and blues but also push it into new and
British doom metal group Orange Goblin has posted an update on their anticipated new studio album. The message reads as follows: "Song writing for the next Orange Goblin album is ongoing but looks very promising with the skeletons of four or five new songs already in place. Two rough working titles for the new songs so far include ‘Red Tide Rising’ and ‘The Bishop’s Wolf’.
"All of Orange Goblin would also like to extend their sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Jon Blank, who died on Saturday May 2nd. Jon was the bassist in REZIN and more recently a member of WINO's touring band who recently played with Orange Goblin at the Roadburn festival in The Netherlands.”
In addition, the band has announced some more shows throughout Europe. The tour schedule is now as follows: More...
British heavy metal act Orange Goblin has posted the following message online:
"Orange Goblin regret that plans to record a new album in May have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Complications beyond the bands control have meant that we have fallen behind schedule with the writing process and a decision was made to put the recording back to ensure that we deliver the best album possible. Sanford Parker will still be in the producers chair when we do hit the studio. We apologise to the fans but can assure them that it will be worth the wait! We will keep people updated with the progress and when we plan to re-schedule the release for. With this in mind there are no plans for any touring being made at the moment either."
Reunited thrash metal act Sacred Reich has announced that they will be performing at Hellfest in France next year. The festival takes place from June 19th- 21st and also boasts a lineup featuting Heaven And Hell, Anthrax, Amon Amarth, Orange Goblin Cathedral, Manowar, God Forbid, Gorgoroth and Stratovarius. More bands will be announced soon.
Orange Goblin will enter a recording studio in London at the end of May 2009 to record what will be their 7th studio album and first for new label Candlelight.
Production on this one will be handled by Sanford Parker who has recently produced albums by the likes of NACHTMYSTIUM, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, PELICAN, RWAKE, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, VENEMOUS CONCEPT, MINSK, BURIED AT SEA and more.
Orange Goblin vocalist Ben Ward said, "We are excited at the prospect of working with Sanford, we are all big fans of his work with bands like Pelican, Nachtmystium, and Lair Of The Minotaur, and I'm sure he will add a new element to what we do in Orange Goblin. It's inspiring to work with someone new that 'gets' exactly what we are about and Sanford's enthusiasm to work with us made him an obvious choice!"
The album should be due for release in September 2009.
British doom metallers Orange Goblin has posted the following message online:
" Orange Goblin will be appearing at next years Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland on Thursday 23rd April and the performance will be being recorded for a limited edition, vinyl only live album.
The festival lasts for 4 days until Sunday 26th April and other bands due to appear include Saint Vitus, Cathedral, Amon Duul II, Ufomammut, Wino, Colour Haze, Neurosis, Om, Solace, Negura Bunget, Motorpsycho, Skullflower and many many more still to be announced!!!"
NWOBHM legends has been booked as the main support act for Orange Goblin's special Christmas show in London on the 20th of December. Also on the bill will be Alabaster Suns. The show will be held at The Underworld in Camden, North London. Tickets cost £12.
Orange Goblin has announced a special show in time for Christmas which will be held at Camden's Underworld venue on December 20th. Special guests for the show will be announced shortly and tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Stay tuned for more details.
Orange Goblin member Ben Ward has posted the following message online:
"Orange Goblin are very proud to announce a new era for the band with the signing to world renowned metal label, Candlelight Records. The number of vastly successful bands on the Candlelight roster is testament to the quality and the hard work that everyone involved in the label has shown us and we are very excited about settling down in a new home after the label problems we have encountered in the past few years. It's an honour to be on such an esteemed label alongside bands that have inspired us since the band's inception. I believe that with the Candlelight team behind Orange Goblin we can concentrate on writing the best material of our career and continue to tour as much as possible, hopefully reaching parts of the world that Orange Goblin is yet to plunder! We have already started writing new material for a release in 2009 and OG fans, in fact metal fans in general, are gonna love how the new stuff is sounding. It's gonna be a hugh combination of Sabbath-inspired doom, filthy biker blues and more of the familiar booze-ridden Goblin groove. Hold tight!"
ORANGE GOBLIN has issued the following update:
"Orange Goblin have just started work on material for a new album which they are planning to record in March 2009 for a summer release. So far there are three or four new songs in the pipeline and the band hope to have new material to play live before the end of the year. Expect an announcement regarding record label developments to follow very soon.
"The band are also starting to make plans to re-release their first five albums through Rise Above Records. These will be deluxe packages featuring unheard material such as demos, covers and live recordings as well as new photos and sleeve notes. There are plans to release them on Gatefold Vinyl as well as a limited edition box-set of all five. We'll keep you updated with the progress of these but the band hope to have them available before the end of this year.
"Orange Goblin are pleased to announce a new deal with German booking company, VIBRA-AGENCY. For anyone wishing to book the band on mainland Europe please contact www.vibra-agency.de."
Orange Goblin has set some UK tour dates later this fall including:
October 10 - Nottingham Old Angel
October 11 - York Fibbers
October 12 - Glasgow Ivory Blacks
October 13 - Edinburgh Studio 24
RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham and James Kiely, have announced the addition of former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske to the group's ranks. "We are currently rehearsing for the 'Albion Thunder' UK tour in May, and will be recording 'Hail the Warbeast' and 'Secret Garden' for a Land O' Smiles 12" for release soon," says the band. "This will be our third release with the holy Land O' Smiles recording organization."
RAVENS CREED 2008 lineup:
Steve Watson - Guitar
Jay Graham - Drums
Ben Ward - Vocals
James Kiely - Guitar
Frazer Craske - Bass