GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with ORANGE GOBLIN, the heavy-hitting British metal band, at U.K.'s Hard Rock Hell V festival, which took place December 1-4, 2011 at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales. You can now watch the chat below.
ORANGE GOBLIN will release its brand new studio album, “A Eulogy For The Damned”, on February 14 (one day earlier internationally) via Candlelight Records. The ten-track offering was recorded at The Animal Farm studio in South London, produced and engineered by Jamie Dodd and mastered two-time Grammy-nominated PINK FLOYD engineer Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering.
“A Eulogy For The Damned” will be released on CD and limited-edition colored vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
“A Eulogy For The Damned” track listing:
01. Red Tide Rising
02. Stand For Something
03. Acid Trial
04. The Filthy & The Few
05. Save Me From Myself
06. The Fog
07. Return To Mars
08. Death Of Aquarius
09. The Bishops Wolf
10. A Eulogy For The Damned
The song “Red Tide Rising” can now be streamed using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep).
Commented vocalist Ben Ward of the track: “'Red Tide Rising' was actually the first song we wrote for the new
album and the main riff was written by [guitarist] Joe [Hoare] as far back as 2008. We all knew that this would be the lead song on the album as soon as we wrote it; it felt kind of special and it set the tempo and feel for the whole record. It's one that we all had a lot of input on so it's a real band effort and definitely wasn't rushed. The ending must've been changed half a dozen times or so until we were all satisfied! It's a very typical ORANGE GOBLIN song and I'm confident that it's going to be a live favorite for many years to come. We've actually played it at the last few shows and despite no one knowing it, it got a great response. Lyrically, the song is a tribute to my fascination with the works of horror writer H.P Lovecraft. The theme centers around the rising of Cthulhu from the deep and the ultimate destruction of Earth and mankind. It was fun for me to use my imagination and be able to write about the Elder gods and the end of the world. I think it'll make a great heavy metal video! The title was something I made up and we considered calling the album 'Red Tide Rising' for a while. It's pretty self-explanatory with the idea of the oceans turning to blood and the beasts taking over for the dawn of a new dark age!”
To celebrate the release of the new album, ORANGE GOBLIN will hit the road in April 2012 for the “A Eulogy For The Damned” U.K. and Ireland tour.
Formed in 1995 (as OUR HAUNTED KINGDOM), ORANGE GOBLIN has released six full-length albums, developing an enthusiastic fan base that revels in the band's aggressive sound built on “booze-sodden riffs and attitude.” Longtime label Rise Above Records has reissued the group's super-heavy back catalog.