The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015


  • Thursday 10th December 2015
  • Supported by: GentleMens Pistols

DHP Presents


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Genre: Heavy metal, hard rock

Hometown: London, UK.

Background: Now it’s 2014 and Orange Goblin have recharged their batteries and pieced together a suitably thunderous and triumphant follow-up to ‘A Eulogy For The Damned’. Once again recorded with producer Jamie Dodd at The Animal Farm studio in the band’s native London, the band’s eighth studio album bears the ominous title ‘Back From The Abyss’ and comprises another neck-wrecking and sonically monstrous collecting of prime British metal, delivered with all the frenzied passion and jaw-shattering oomph that fans of this most consistent of bands have come to expect. All that remains is to witness the impact this latest unequivocal creative success will have on the OG faithful, not least when the band hit the road once again, embarking on another trek around the globe, electrifying crowds and leaving yet more trails of destruction in their wake. The party is starting all over again… whose round is it??

“‘Back from the Abyss’ is the sound of Orange Goblin firing on all cylinders!” roars frontman Ben Ward. “From the Sabbathian, weighty-groove of ‘Sabbath Hex’, the Motörhead-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 Jamie Dodd 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!!”   

What the press says:

“It has to be said that Orange Goblin shows are very predictable….you know they are going to be brilliant before they even hit the stage!” – Terry Bezer (Kerrang!)

“Consistently one of the greatest live bands the UK has produced in recent decades!” – Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer)

“Put simply, Orange Goblin are the best metal band in Britain!” – Malcolm Dome (Classic Rock)

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