ORANGE GOBLIN have announced a brand new album!
The album, titled The Wolf Bites Back, is the band’s ninth studio album and was recorded at Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, GRAVE PLEASURES, PARADISE LOST, CATHEDRAL). Speaking about the album, which is set for release in June, vocalist Ben Ward says, “we are very excited about this new album. The Wolf Bites Back is our strongest and most diverse collection of songs to date, it’s certainly a lot darker both musically and lyrically. It is still definitely a distinct ORANGE GOBLIN album but we have incorporated a lot more variation on this record and there are hints of Can, Captain Beyond, Wishbone Ash and The Stooges nestling amongst the obvious Sabbath and Motorhead influences. Lyrically I have explored everything from alien serial killers to zombie biker gangs, Buddhist warriors through to descendants of the Salem witches! There was definitely a concerted effort to make sure all the songs could work in a live environment which gives the album a more raw, stripped back feel – something that I feel has been lacking from good rock and metal in recent years. Working with Jaime Gomez Arellano was really productive and a great experience, especially going back to tracking stuff to tape. I feel that he got the best out of all of us as musicians and songwriters and that really comes across in the songs, there is an air of confidence and experience. It was also a real honour for us to have Phil Campbell of MOTORHEAD lending his hand to a couple of solos on there too!”
The band are also playing Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena in London on 16th June.
The Wolf Bites Back is set for release in June 2018 via Candlelight/Spinefarm Records.