(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Finally, some long-awaited news and updates concerning UK stoner rock band Orange Goblin has surfaced.
The first part is the welcomed information that the band has begun the writing process for a brand new album, slated for release in Spring 2018.
The new record will be their first for the Candlelight label since being acquired by Spinefarm/Universal. It will be recorded early next year at Orgone Studios in the UK, with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Angel Witch, etc.).
It will be the band’s first new record since 2014’s ‘Back From the Abyss’. Although there is no information on the album title or track listing, the band did reveal that the record will feature a guest appearance by the legendary Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell.
The remainder of 2017 sees Orange Goblin continuing to play dates and events across Europe, such as Woodstock Poland, Wacken Open Air, Desertfest Athens, Up In Smoke Festival and HRH Doom V Stoner Festival in the UK.
They have also been invited to open the main stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in California this November.
ORANGE GOBLIN TOUR DATES:
8/4 -Woodstock – Kostrzyn, Poland
8/5 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
8/12 – Sonic Blast Fest – Moledo, Portugal
9/9 – Fall of Summer Fest – Torcy, France
9/30 – HRH Doom V Stoner – Sheffield, UK
10/6 – Desertfest – Athens, Greece
10/7 – Up In Smoke Festival – Pratteln, Switzerland
10/27 – Voodoo Lounge- Dublin, Ireland
10/28 – Limelight, Belfast – Northern Ireland
10/29 – Siege of Limerick Fest – Limerick, Ireland
11/4 – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – California, USA
11/18 – Helldorado Fest -Eindhoven, Netherlands
11/25 – MMC Fest at Slade Rooms – Wolves, UK