Kilimanjaro Live & Tidal Concerts Presents: Orange Goblin, Admiral Sir Cloudsley Shovell, The Earl Of Mars, Desert Storm
O2 Academy Islington, Friday 15th February 2013: Door time: 6.00pm
Orange Goblin was originally formed in 1995 under the name Our Haunted Kingdom. They released a split 7" with Electric Wizard in 1996 on Rise Above Records before adopting the moniker Orange Goblin. The band's first three albums were stoner/doom. On 2002s 'Coup de Grace' they began to add punk, doom Metal, and other influences to their sound.
Their first five releases were issued by Rise Above Records. Rhythm guitarist Pete O'Malley left the band in 2004 to pursue a career as an artist. On December 16th 2005 the band celebrated its tenth anniversary with a concert at the Underworld club in Camden also featuring Scissorfight and Blood Island Raiders. Their 2007 album, 'Healing Through Fire' was released on Mayan/Sanctuary Records.
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On September 3rd 2008 the band announced that they had signed with Candlelight Records and were working on material for a new album with a September 2009 release date in mind. It was then announced in May 2009 that "Songwriting for the new album is ongoing but looks very promising with the skeleton of four or five new songs already in place. Two rough working titles for the new songs include 'Red Tide Rising' and 'The Bishop's Wolf'.
The band had earlier announced that it had postponed the recording sessions for the new album due to "unforeseen circumstances" and apologised to the fans assuring them that "it will be worth the wait". Twelve months later, in March 2010, a statement was issued by the band stating that while they were not necessarily never going to release a new album ever again, the prospective forthcoming album was to be postponed for the foreseeable future.
The band announced they will be recording new material in August 2011. Once mentioned on Ricky Gervais' XFM radio show. This recording was indeed completed in September 2011 and is set to be released early in February 2012 under the name of 'A Eulogy for the Damned' by Candlelight Records.
In mid 2010 the band's back catalog was reissued on Rise Above Records in digipack form. In mid-December 2010 they celebrated their fifteenth anniversary with support coming from British blues-rock band Firebird - featuring previous members of Carcass and Spiritual Beggars - and American doom-rock band Solace culminating in their annual Christmas show in London.
They have also played as one of the acts playing the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest music festival in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States.
Ben Ward - vocals, guitar
Joe Hoare - guitar
Martyn Millard - bass
Chris Turner - drums
Pete O'Malley - guitar
Duncan Gibbs - keyboards on 'Frequencies From Planet Ten'
Frequencies From Planet Ten (1997)
Time Travelling Blues (1998)
The Big Black (2000)
Coup de Grace (2002)
Thieving from the House of God (2004)
Healing Through Fire (2007)
A Eulogy for the Damned (2012)
Electric Wizard/Our Haunted Kingdom (1996)
Nuclear Guru (1997)
Chrono.Naut / Nuclear Guru (1997)
The Time EP (1998)
Orange Goblin/Alabama Thunderpussy (2000)
Some You Win, Some You Lose (2004)
Saruman's Wish on Dark Passages II (1996)
Aquatic Fanatic on Stoned Revolution - The Ulimate Trip (1998)
Quincy the Pig Boy on Rise 13 (1999)
Black Shapes of Doom Bastards Will Pay:Tribute to Trouble (1999)
No Law on High Volume (2004)