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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Orange Goblin Signs to Candlelight Records

Orange Goblin has just released the following statement:

"Orange Goblin is 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 honor to be on such an esteemed label alongside bands that have inspired us since the bands 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 huge combination of Sabbath-inspired doom, filthy biker blues and more of the familiar booze-ridden Goblin groove.........Hold tight!”
– Ben Ward 2008

Over the last ten years, since their formation in the late night drinking holes of London’s Soho, the band have risen to the very pinnacle of what they do and played a major role in inspiring a whole crop of today’s snotty upstarts such as Raging Speedhorn, Charger, 3 Inches of Blood, Viking Skull, Kylesa, Torche, Baroness, and more. The Orange Goblin reputation as an awesome live band has seen them share the stage all over the world with the likes of Alice Cooper, Heaven & Hell, Kreator, Queens of the Stone Age, Danzig, Monster Magnet, Nashville Pussy, Cathedral, Nebula, Unida, Alabama Thunderpussy, Dio, Grand Magus, Witchcraft, and many more. Over the years, Orange Goblin has gained great maturity, due, in part, to the grueling touring schedule that saw them conquering firstly the whole of Europe (a few times), and then headlining their hugely successful first U.S tour, alongside Alabama Thunderpussy, that saw them playing sold out shows in New York, Chicago, and the famous Troubadour in Los Angeles. There was also a successful trip to the far-east with three sold-out shows in Japan.

The band has always been able to work with their favorite producers in the studio, including Dave Chang, Scott Reeder of Kyuss fame, and the master of all things heavy, Billy Anderson. Each of these has been able to get the best from Orange Goblin and captured the weight and ferocity of the live onslaught. In 2004, Orange Goblin embarked on their biggest headlining world tour to date and proved to be a raging success everywhere they went. Again there were packed out shows at world famous venues like CBGB’s in New York, Chicago’s Double Door and the band headlined the notorious Emissions from the Monolith festival in Youngstown, Ohio for the second time.

After celebrating their ten year anniversary with a sold-out show at the Underworld in London, which received a 5K review in Kerrang!, the band headlined another U.S. tour with the mighty Scissorfight and began work on what would become their next album on new label Sanctuary Records. Healing Through Fire was another slab of Sabbathian-doom, punk-fuelled aggression and pure heavy metal thunder that earned rave reviews the world over and saw the band land a slot at the 2007 Download Festival at Castle Donington and support slots in Europe with Heaven & Hell. Orange Goblin also embarked on another headline tour of Northern Europe at the end of 2007, stole the show at the Damnation Festival as well as festivals all over the continent, recorded a coveted BBC session at the world famous Maida Vale studio (which was later aired on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show), and ended the year with a sell-out show at the London Carling Academy..


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