Orange Goblin Announce 25th Anniversary Livestream Shows

Orange Goblin will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with some November livestream concerts. The performances will take place at The Dome in London, England on November 15-16 in front of a small audience.

The band commented:

“As you know we have been forced to postpone all the planned 25th Anniversary shows which we had scheduled for this year. However, we have decided to try something different so that we can mark the occasion and we are proud to announce – TWO LIVE SHOWS ARE HAPPENING!

We will perform two nights in London in November – you can watch these shows online OR attend in person (if you’re quick)

November 15th – ‘From Planet Ten….to the House of God’

A set that will concentrate solely on material from the bands early, Rise Above Records era

November 16th – ‘They Come Back….The Filthy & The Damned’

A set that will focus on songs from post-Rise Above years, right up to and including material from the latest album ‘The Wolf Bites Back’

How do you watch these shows?

Both shows will be streamed globally and for tickets go to: www.hotel-radio.com/landing/orange-goblin-xxv-anniversary

If you want to attend the shows in person there are VERY LIMITED physical tickets available via www.old-empire.co.uk

Frontman Ben Ward added:

“2020. The world has gone to shit and any plans we had to tour and celebrate our 25th Anniversary seemed to have gone with it. Until now!

Thanks to the fine folks at Hotel Radio and Old Empire we are very happy to announce these 2 very special live stream shows from The Dome in London on the 15th and 16th November!

Each night we will celebrate a different era of the band with songs drawn from each specific period to make sure both nights are truly unique. As well as being able to broadcast across the world, we are thrilled to be able to invite a select few people to be able to actually attend the shows thanks to the socially-distanced regulations at the venue.

There hasn’t been much for people to get excited about this year but we hope that this will give the Orange Goblin fans something to look forward to and we promise that there will also be other little treats both online and at the shows for those that get involved!”

Orange Goblin Announce UK/Ireland Tour With Spirit Adrift & King Creature

Orange Goblin have announced a December UK/Ireland tour. Spirit Adrift and King Creature will open.

Orange Goblin’s Ben Ward commented:

“The world is a very strange place at the moment and we are all affected by the current Covid-19 pandemic. No one knows what the future holds and when we will get back to playing shows but we are very happy to announce that this December, Orange Goblin will (hopefully) be touring the UK to celebrate our 25 Year Anniversary.

Obviously people’s safety is the main concern for us but we wanted to get these dates out there as it’s been eating away at us for a while now and we hope that having something to look forward to will bring a tiny bit of hope and happiness into everyone’s lives right now.”

Tour Dates:

12/11 Dublin, IRE – Grand Social
12/12 Belfaste, IRE – Grand Social
12/14 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
12/15 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
12/16 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
12/17 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
12/18 London, UK – The Underworld
12/19 London, UK – The Underworld.

Orange Goblin To Release New Live Album “Rough & Ready, Live & Loud”, Premiere “The Devil’s Whip” Live Video

Orange Goblin will be celebrating their 25th anniversary by releasing a new live album titled “Rough & Ready, Live & Loud” on May 1. The effort features tracks that were recorded during various live shows between 2016 and 2019. You can find a video for “The Devil’s Whip” from the album below:

“Rough & Ready, Live & Loud” Track Listing:

01. “Sons Of Salem”
02. “The Devil’s Whip”
03. “Saruman’s Wish”
04. “Made Of Rats”
05. “The Wolf Bites Back”
06. “Mythical Knives”
07. “The Fog”
08. “Some You Win, Some You Lose”
09. “Renegade”
10. “Filthy And The Few”
11. “Shine”
12. “Time Travelling Blues”
13. “Your World Will Hate This” (Bandcamp exclusive)

Orange Goblin Drummer Chris Turner To Miss U.S. Tour Due To Visa Issues

Orange Goblin have announced that Chris Turner will be missing their upcoming U.S. tour. The drummer was denied entry into the country due to visa issues.

The band commented:

“It is with a heavy heart that we have to report that our drummer, and an integral member of the band for 25 years, Chris Turner will not be boarding the plane tomorrow to play the upcoming US tour dates.

Despite starting our visa application process over 3 months ago, despite having one of the top companies put our petition in, despite the endless red tape and hoops we had to jump through we were only given a last minute embassy appointment. At that appointment Chris was told that he would have to provide extra information for ‘Administrative Processing’, this despite having had 6 US working visas previously, as well as a US social security number.

This ‘extra info’ required was 15 years international travel history (every single Orange Goblin show outside the UK plus every single personal and family holiday Chris has taken), 15 years address history, 15 years employment history, all the names and birthdays of his entire family, every phone number and email address he’s used in the last 15 years and all his social media info. Bear in mind Chris has no criminal record (even had a clean driving licence for over 30 years), He is not a member of or affiliated with any political group or organisation and he hasn’t travelled to a blacklisted country.

Chris managed to get all this information emailed over to them within 4 hours of the embassy appointment. Despite this, despite the hard work of our US agent, despite the hard work on Chris’s behalf from our US legal team, despite having a US Senators office supporting his case and contacting the embassy directly, despite all this he still hasn’t had a visa issued and will be unable to travel to the USA, no information has been forthcoming. In fact, as it stands he hasn’t even had his passport returned to him (possibly by next Thursday). He still then wont have a visa and may not ever get a visa.

According to our legal team they’ve seen an increasing amount of these extra info requests since the current administration took over and it’s becoming harder and harder (and more expensive) for touring artists to visit and work in the USA. In this case specifically they can find absolutely no reason why this info was requested of Chris, why the process is taking so long and why there is zero information forthcoming from the embassy/immigration. In their opinion, Chris has just been singled out for reasons or by individuals unknown.

Not only is this a shitty situation for Chris but it’s a terrible one for the band, we’ve already incurred $15-20k costs (visas, flights, accommodation, crew, merch, backline hire etc.) and for the band not to do these shows would bankrupt us – Orange Goblin would cease to exist. Consequently Ben, Martyn and Joe will still be travelling, and have fortunately found a substitute drummer (Mr. Chad Walls) who is learning the set in a few days and will spend all day Monday in a Manhattan rehearsal studio going over the songs ahead of the first show in NYC on Tuesday. It’s not ideal, it’s actually far from ideal for everyone involved but suffice it to say we are all working flat out to make these shows happen.

If you were planning to see Orange Goblin in the USA we need your support now more than ever, come to the shows, show your support to the band, show your support to the substitute drummer, show your support to Chris, buy some merch, drink some beer, and never let the bastards grind ya down….”

Tour Dates:

08/27 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre (feat. The Skull)
08/29 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (feat. The Skull)
08/39 Cookeville, TN – June Bug Boogie Ranch (‘Muddy Roots Festival‘)
08/31 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar And Grill (feat. The Skull, Mothership & Wo Fat)
09/01 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (feat. The Skull & Mothership)
09/02 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theatre (feat. Black Cobra)

Weedeater Announce Summer U.S. Dates

Weedeater have announced some summer U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

08/27 Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway (feat. Irata)
08/28 Tolono, IL – Loose Cobra
08/29 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (feat. Orange Goblin & The Skull)
08/30 Cookville, TN – Muddy Roots Fest
09/01 Chattanooga, TN – Ziggy’s (feat. BEiTTHEMEANS & Prowess)
09/02 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern (feat. BEiTTHEMEANS & Prowess)
09/03 Savannah, GA – Jinx (feat. BEiTTHEMEANS & Prowess)
09/04 Athens, GA – Caledonia (feat. Prowess)

Chris Fehn (Ex-Slipknot), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), & Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) Guest On Motörhead Guitarist Phil Campbell’s New Song “These Old Boots”

Phil Campbell (Motörhead) has premiered a new song titled “These Old Boots.” This track features Chris Fehn (ex-Slipknot), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), and Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) and it will appear on Campbell’s new solo album “Old Lions Still Roar.” That effort will be released on October 25 and it will also feature: Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Alice Cooper, Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri, Joe Satriani, Skindred‘s Benji Webbe, Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane, Orange Goblin‘s Ben Ward, etc.

“Old Lions Still Roar” Track Listing:

01. “Rocking Chair” (feat. Leon Stanford)
02. “Straight Up” (feat. Rob Halford)
03. “Faith In Fire” (feat. Ben Ward)
04. “Swing It” (feat. Alice Cooper)
05. “Left For Dead” (feat. Nev MacDonald)
06. “Walk The Talk” (feat. Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri)
07. “These Old Boots” (feat. Dee Snider, Mick Mars + Chris Fehn)
08. “Dancing Dogs (Love Survives)” (feat. Whitfield Crane)
09. “Dead Roses” (feat. Benji Webbe)
10. “Tears From A Glass Eye” (feat. Joe Satriani

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Orange Goblin Announce U.S. Dates

Orange Goblin have announced some U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

08/27 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre (with The Skull)
08/29 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (with The Skull)
08/30 Cookeville, TN – June Bug Boogie Ranch (‘Muddy Roots Festival‘)
08/31 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar And Grill (with The Skull, Mothership & Wo Fat)
09/01 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (with The Skull & Mothership)
09/02 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theatre (with Black Cobra)

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce UK Tour With Orange Goblin, Fireball Ministry, & Black Moth

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced a UK tour with Orange Goblin, Fireball Ministry, and Black Moth. Here’s the dates:

10/26 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
10/27 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
10/28 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/30 Manchester, UK – Ritz
11/01 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
11/02 Sheffield, UK – Plug
11/03 Cardiff, UK – The Great Hall
11/04 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

Orange Goblin Stream New Song “Sons Of Salem”

Orange Goblin are streaming a new song titled “Sons Of Salem.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Wolf Bites Back,” which will be released on June 15.

Ben Ward commented:

“‘Sons Of Salem‘ is the first track on the album and we consider it an Orange Goblin anthem. We see this song being a staple of the live set with the singalong chorus and the awesome, catchy riff. A mean and moody intro to the album that sets the tone throughout, it’s short, sweet and straight to the point. The lyrics are about the sons of the Salem witches returning from the grave to seek vengeance on the religious fools that murdered their mothers during the witch trials.”

The band have also revealed the cover art for “The Wolf Bites Back.” Ward said the following about that:

“We wanted something dark, menacing, striking and memorable all at once and we feel that Roland [Scriver] has certainly delivered that. We think it has the look of an iconic cover, one that you will recognize for years to come and one that perfectly represents the music on the record.

The wolf is such an amazing beast. The wolf is predatory, vicious and a merciless hunter but at the same time so determined, smart, cunning and beautiful and the portrayal of the wolf about to strike on the cover is a great representation of the way we felt when writing this album.”