Orange Goblin Announce First Album in Six Years

Orange Goblin Announce First Album in Six Years
Photo credit – Tina Korhonen ( courtesy of Giancarlo Erra ( )

Orange Goblin have announced details of their first album in six years. Science, Not Fiction is the the follow-up to 2018's The Wolf Bites Back and it will be released via Peaceville Records on July 19th.

Pre-order it HERE.  

The band have also released the first single from the album, the extremely lively '(Not) Rocket Science.'

Frontman Ben Ward says:

"It’s basically saying that life can be pretty simple and straightforward if you just stop wasting your time and make each day count. 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."

The album is the first Orange Goblin recorded outing for former Hangnail bassist Harry Armstrong, who joined the band in 2020 after the departure of Martyn Millard, and was recorded at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire with Mike Exeter, who's previously worked with Judas Priest and Tony Iommi. He also who won a Grammy for his work on Black Sabbath's final album 13.

Ben Ward continues:

“It is a continuation of what we’ve been doing, 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."

Science, Not Fiction 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 lommi) and mastering conducted by the esteemed Peter Hewitt-Dutton at The Bakery in LA.

Science, Not Fiction will be released on the following formats:

  • CD Deluxe with Bonus track presented in a digipack with a 20 page booklet
  • Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP Green and Black Marble vinyl edition available exclusively from the band & Peaceville stores
  • Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP Crystal Clear vinyl edition.
  • Gatefold 2LP in classic black vinyl
  • CD Jewel case with 16 page booklet (9 tracks)
  • Digitally

Plus exclusive merch bundles and signed art card are available through the official band store Eyesore Merch.

Album artwork by 10 YEARS TIME

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