Orange Goblin Back With New Album And Label

Orange Goblin, the heavy Metal titans, are making a triumphant return with their highly anticipated new studio album, Science, Not Fiction, slated for release on 19th July 2024. The band has also unveiled the first single, (Not) Rocket Science, accompanied by a captivating animated video by Matthew Vickerstaff.

“(Not) Rocket Science is basically saying that life can be pretty simple and straightforward if you just stop wasting your time and make each day count,” frontman and lyricist Ben Ward told us. “Be prepared to work hard, don’t expect any handouts 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”.

Orange Goblin - Science, Not Fiction - Out 19 July 2024 on Peaceville Records
Orange Goblin – Science, Not Fiction – Out 19 July 2024 on Peaceville Records

Science, Not Fiction will be the first Orange Goblin album since signing with the iconic Peaceville label, home of bands such as Darkthrone, Autopsy, and Candlemass.

“It is a continuation of what we’ve been doing,” Ben said, “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.

“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.”

The album 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.

“People have funny ideas about what Heavy Metal is,” Ben says. “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.”

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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 

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