12th April 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Legendary UK metal giants Orange Goblin recently announced their long-awaited return with new studio album Science, Not Fiction. Set for release on 19th July, Science, Not Fiction will be the band’s first release on the iconic Peaceville label (Darkthrone, Autopsy, Candlemass). Now the band has revealed UK & Ireland tour dates for later this year to support the release. Frontman and lyricist Ben Ward says, 


We are very excited to announce that we will be returning to some of our favourite places in the UK and Ireland in October to take the ‘Science, Not Fiction’ album on the road! We will be announcing some very special guests/friends for this soon and tickets go on sale on Monday! Come out and catch this tour, it’s not Rocket Science!’ – Orange Goblin, 2024


Orange Goblin – UK & Ireland tour 2024


Friday 4th October – Opium, Dublin

Saturday 5th October – Limelight 2 – Belfast

Sunday – 6th October – King Tut’s – Glasgow

Tuesday 8th October – Gorilla – Manchester

Wednesday 9th October – KK’s Steel Mill – Wolverhampton

Thursday 10th October – The Fleece – Bristol

Friday 11th October – The 1865 – Southampton

Saturday 12th October – The Dome – London


Tickets are on sale Monday 15th April at 10am – https://www.orangegoblinofficial.com


The band is currently on tour in Australia and New Zealand, having just played in Japan, but expect more shows and festivals to be revealed soon.


To accompany last week’s album announcement, the band shared their new single “(Not) Rocket Science” – a matter-of-fact observation on the human tendency to over-complicate life – alongside a swirling animated lyric video by Matthew Vickerstaff (https://www.instagram.com/matthew_vickerstaff  )

Stream / download (Not) Rocket Science – here


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 Iommi) and mastering conducted by the esteemed Peter Hewitt-Dutton at The Bakery in LA.


From the explosive death-boogie of opener “The Fire At The Centre Of The Earth Is Mine” onwards, the band’s tenth album crackles with energy and belligerence. Following the departure of long-serving bassist Martyn Millard in 2020, Orange Goblin welcomed close friend Harry Armstrong (formerly Hangnail) into the fray, making Science, Not Fiction his first studio outing with the band. With the new line-up fizzing with chemistry, the hard-rocking likes of “(Not) Rocket Science”, “The Fury Of A Patient Man” and “The Justice Knife” breathe new life into some classic Orange Goblin tropes. Meanwhile, twisted prog-doom detours like “False Hope Diet” and “Cemetary Rats” take the Londoners into epic new territory, with everything from skull-shattering punk ‘n’ roll to transcendent space rock hurled into the swirling brew.


“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,” Ben states. “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.”


For the last 30 years, Orange Goblin, London-based hard rock lifers, have tirelessly flown the flag for balls-out heavy metal and maximum rock ‘n’ roll. Driven by passion, persistence and heartfelt love for metal’s dark magic, Orange Goblin have always been a vital force and a risk-free bet. But while some may be content to trade on past glories, Orange Goblin view heavy metal as a lifelong pursuit. In 2024, they open a new chapter in their heroic saga, marking it with the release of their tenth studio album: Science, Not Fiction


“People have funny ideas about what heavy metal is. 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.”

Ben Ward, Orange Goblin


Science, Not Fiction will be released on 19th July on the following formats Pre-orders are available here. 

  • 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


Orange Goblin are:

Ben Ward – vocals

Joe Hoare – guitar

Chris Turner – drums

Harry Armstrong – bass


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