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“People have funny ideas about what heavy metal is. But to me, it’s an attitude, it’s a lifestyle, it’s not something you decide to dip into. You either are or you’re not.
And it’s for life.”
Ben Ward, Orange Goblin

ORANGE GOBLIN NEW SINGLE ‘CEMETARY RATS’ OUT TODAY

Following the release of their new single ‘(Not) Rocket Science’ last month, Orange Goblin deliver another blast of filthy British metal today with their new single ‘Cemetary Rats’. The second track to be taken from their upcoming album ‘Science, Not Fiction’ (19 July), ‘Cemetary Rats’ is accompanied by a comic book-inspired horror music video by Matthew Vickerstaff which you can check out below.

Speaking on the new single and video, frontman Ben Ward said “You want Metal? You’ve got Metal! Cemetary Rats is an anthem for all the metalheads and rockers, the kids that society deems the ‘weirdos and freaks’! Fuck society! This is a song for everyone that likes to hang out in the graveyard, listening to metal and loving life as the underdog! This is doom, thrash and punk all rolled into one, like the mighty Black Sabbath colliding with classic era-Celtic Frost and Discharge! We are the heavy metal underground, we are the CEMETARY RATS!”

Science, Not Fiction will be released on 19th July on the following formats:

  • CD Deluxe with Bonus track presented in a digipack with a 20-page booklet

  • Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP Green and Black Marble vinyl edition available exclusively from the band & Peaceville stores

  • Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP Crystal Clear vinyl edition.

  • Gatefold 2LP in classic black vinyl

  • CD Jewel case with 16-page booklet (9 tracks)

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Photo by Tina Korhonen, astrophotography courtesy of Giancarlo Erra

LEGENDARY UK METAL TITANS ORANGE GOBLIN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SCIENCE, NOT FICTION

OUT 19 JULY

Legendary UK metal giants Orange Goblin are back with details of their long awaited new studio album Science, Not Fiction, set for release on 19th July.

To accompany the announcement, the band have shared their new single “(Not) Rocket Science” – a matter of fact observation on the human tendency to over-complicate life – alongside a swirling animated lyric video by Matthew Vickerstaff.

Speaking on the track, frontman and lyricist Ben Ward says “It’s basically saying that life can be pretty simple and straightforward if you just stop wasting your time and make each day count. Be prepared to work hard, don’t expect any hand outs and basically enjoy yourself along the way. When Chris came up with the music he said it needed something that could be delivered in a Bon Scott / Lemmy style and I think it came out really well”.

Science, Not Fiction was recorded at Woodworm Studios UK in late 2023, with production and mixing duties carried out by Grammy winning producer Mike Exeter (most notable for his work with Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Tony Iommi) and mastering conducted by the esteemed Peter Hewitt-Dutton at The Bakery in LA.

From the explosive death-boogie of opener “The Fire At The Centre Of The Earth Is Mine” onwards, the band’s tenth album crackles with energy and belligerence. Following the departure of long serving bassist Martyn Millard in 2020, Orange Goblin welcomed close friend Harry Armstrong (formerly Hangnail) into the fray, making Science, Not Fiction his first studio outing with the band. With the new line-up fizzing with chemistry, the hard rocking likes of “(Not) Rocket Science”, “The Fury Of A Patient Man” and “The Justice Knife” breathe new life into some classic Orange Goblin tropes. Meanwhile, twisted prog-doom detours like “False Hope Diet” and “Cemetary Rats” take the Londoners into epic new territory, with everything from skull-shattering punk ‘n’ roll to transcendent space rock hurled into the swirling brew.

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“It is a continuation of what we’ve been doing, and that’s because when we write, it’s a big mixing bowl of all of our influences and favourite artists, and we try and create the perfect band that we always wanted to hear,” Ben states. “This album, it’s just more accomplished and mature, I guess. None of us are spring chickens anymore and we’ve got ten albums under our belts now. I feel like we’re more professional in the recording studio, I feel like we’re better musicians and writers, and now with me looking after myself, I feel like my performance is better as well. It’s all moving in the right direction.”

For the last 30 years, Orange Goblin, London-based hard rock lifers, have tirelessly flown the flag for balls-out heavy metal and maximum rock ‘n’ roll. Driven by passion, persistence and heartfelt love for metal’s dark magic, Orange Goblin have always been a vital force and a risk-free bet. But while some may be content to trade on past glories, Orange Goblin view heavy metal as a lifelong pursuit. In 2024, they open a new chapter in their heroic saga, marking it with the release of their tenth studio album: Science, Not Fiction.

Orange Goblin – Science, Not Fiction tracklist

1. The Fire At The Centre Of The Earth Is Mine
2. (Not) Rocket Science
3. Ascend The Negative
4. False Hope Diet
5. Cemetary Rats
6. The Fury Of A Patient Man
7. Gemini (Twins Of Evil)
8. The Justice Knife
9. End Of Transmission

Bonus track on CD Deluxe & LP
10. Eye Of The Minotaur

Science, Not Fiction will be released on 19th July on the following formats:

  • CD Deluxe with Bonus track presented in a digipack with a 20 page booklet

  • Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP Green and Black Marble vinyl edition available exclusively from the band & Peaceville stores

  • Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP Crystal Clear vinyl edition.

  • Gatefold 2LP in classic black vinyl

  • CD Jewel case with 16 page booklet (9 tracks)

  • Digitally

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TOUR DATES

LEGENDARY UK METAL TITANS ORANGE GOBLIN ANNOUNCE UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES

Legendary UK metal giants Orange Goblin recently announced their long-awaited return with new studio album Science, Not Fiction. Set for release on 19th July, Science, Not Fiction will be the band’s first release on the iconic Peaceville label (Darkthrone, Autopsy, Candlemass). Now the band have revealed UK & Ireland tour dates for later this year to support the release. Frontman and lyricist Ben Ward says,

We are very excited to announce that we will be returning to some of our favourite places in the UK and Ireland in October to take the ‘Science, Not Fiction’ album on the road! We will be announcing some very special guests / friends for this soon and tickets go on sale on Monday! Come out and catch this tour, it’s not Rocket Science!’ – Orange Goblin, 2024

Orange Goblin – UK & Ireland tour 2024

Friday 4 October – Opium, Dublin

Saturday 5 October – Limelight 2 – Belfast

Sunday – 6 October – King Tut’s – Glasgow

Tuesday 8 October – Gorilla – Manchester

Wednesday 9 October – KK’s Steel Mill – Wolverhampton

Thursday 10 October – The Fleece – Bristol

Friday 11 October – The 1865 – Southampton

Saturday 12 October – The Dome – London

Tickets are on sale Monday 15 April at 10am – https://www.orangegoblinofficial.com