Archive for July, 2013

ORANGE GOBLIN: Return To North America This Autumn

Britain’s premier stoner metal band Orange Goblin will return to perform at venues throughout North America this Autumn. Following the band’s huge success earlier this year as main support for Clutch on their Earth Rocker North American tour, the Brits return for a full headlining run. Kicking off in New Orleans on September 27, the band will visit 38 cities around the United States and Canada before concluding in Nashville on November 9. Support on the tour will come from Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf.

The trek finds Orange Goblin continuing a year-long commitment to performances in support of their latest studio album, A Eulogy For the Damned (2012), and first live CD/DVD released earlier this year. This rigorous schedule has seen them perform in over 25 countries across the globe, ensuring that the band is firing on all cylinders and maintaining their reputation as one of the fiercest and most exciting live acts on the planet! In fact, Clutch’s own Neil Fallon was recently seen on That Metal Show wearing an Orange Goblin shirt and proclaiming them to be one of his favorite bands!

Released March 12, A Eulogy For The Fans/Orange Goblin Live 2012 includes Orange Goblin’s complete performances from England ’s Bloodstock Open Air and France’s Hellfest. The package’s DVD includes the official Tom Cronin directed videos for “Red Tide Rising” and “Acid Trial,” the latter courtesy of Scion A/V. It further includes the Matt Chance directed “Red Tide Rising” documentary and Gaetan Chataigner directed “Highway to Hellfest” documentary. Art and design was provided by Jimbob Isaac under the direction of vocalist Ben Ward. The live album follows the release of A Eulogy For The Damned, now Orange Goblin’s highest selling album in North America. Produced by Jamie Dodd and mastered by two-time Grammy-nominated engineer Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd), the album entered the UK charts at position 96 and for the US landed on Billboard Magazine’s Heat Seekers chart at position 38. Tickets for the tour are set to go on sale via all appropriate ticket agencies and venue box offices next week. Confirmed dates are below.

Orange Goblin w/ Holy Grail, Lazer/Wulf

  • 09/27/2013 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
  • 09/28/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX
  • 09/29/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
  • 09/30/2013 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
  • 10/01/2013 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
  • 10/02/2013 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
  • 10/04/2013 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
  • 10/05/2013 The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
  • 10/06/2013 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
  • 10/08/2013 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
  • 10/09/2013 Oakland Opera House – Oakland, CA
  • 10/10/2013 Oak Street Speakeasy – Eugene, OR
  • 10/11/2013 Fall Into Darkness Festival – Portland, OR
  • 10/12/2013 The Highline – Seattle, WA
  • 10/13/2013 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
  • 10/15/2013 The Palomino – Calgary, AB
  • 10/17/2013 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
  • 10/18/2013 Amigos – Saskatoon, SK
  • 10/19/2013 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
  • 10/20/2013 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
  • 10/21/2013 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
  • 10/22/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
  • 10/23/2013 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
  • 10/24/2013 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
  • 10/25/2013 Rockstar Arena – Dayton, OH
  • 10/26/2013 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
  • 10/27/2013 London Music Hall – London, ON
  • 10/28/2013 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
  • 10/29/2013 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
  • 10/30/2013 Foufounes Electriques – Montrea, QC
  • 11/01/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA
  • 11/02/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
  • 11/03/2013 The Note – West Chester, PA
  • 11/05/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
  • 11/06/2013 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
  • 11/07/2013 Broadway’s – Asheville, NC
  • 11/08/2013 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
  • 11/09/2013 Exit/In – Nashville, TN

Orange Goblin is vocalist Ben Ward, guitarist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Chris Turner. The band is endorsed by Fender Guitars, Marshall Amps, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Lace Pick Ups, Orange Amps, Natal Drums, Rotosound, and Jagermeister.


EARTH CRISIS: Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Firestorm, Take Break From Recording New Album

The members of Earth Crisis are readying for their first live dates since early February. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their landmark Firestorm EP, the band will mark the milestone with performances on both coasts and a quick trip south of the border before resuming work on their anticipated new album. Joining the band will be Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done, and White Widows Pact for the east coast dates with Lionheart and Harness completing the billing for the west. Tickets are still available via notable agencies and all venue box offices.

Earth Crisis guitarist Scott Crouse recently said, “We can’t believe we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Firestorm. None of us were even 20-years old when we recorded it. Its release forever changed our lives and, we are told, many other people’s. Come out and help us do this right.” When the dates were initially announced mid-May, the band noted to Alternative Press Magazine, “Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Firestorm EP with us! We’ll be playing the EP in its entirety, plus some rarely played other songs.” calls Firestorm, “one of the heaviest and most influential recordings in hardcore history.” Released via Victory Records in 1993, Wikipedia calls it “one of the more controversial releases in US hardcore history.” The EP would be followed by the release of the Earth Crisis’ full-length debut, Destroy the Machines, in 1995.

Syracuse, New York’s Earth Crisis was founded in 1989. The band has over 200,000 catalog sales to date, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Regardless of passing trends, the five-piece has maintained their vision, dedication to their craft (and causes), and most importantly, respected their fans in the 20-plus years of their performing career. Signing with Candlelight Records late 2012, the band enters a brand new chapter in their career. Vocalist Karl Buechner said, “I’m really looking forward to sharing this next chapter of EXC with Candlelight Records. I think they’ve proven to know the genre well, and will help push us in the right direction.” Reacting to the signing, editor Alex Arnold noted, “Earth Crisis has made a name for itself not only through punishing metal and hardcore, but via staunch support of straight edge, animal rights, and veganism. Few bands command the respect that Earth Crisis does, and they’ve earned it through 20 years of hard work and consistency.”

Earth Crisis Firestorm 20th Anniversary Tour:

  • 7/12/2013 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done, White Widows Pact
  • 7/13/2013 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY w/ Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done, White Widows Pact
  • 7/14/2013 Santos Party House – New York, NY w/ Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done, White Widows Pact
  • 8/15/2013 Pubrock/Chaser – Tempe, AZ w/ Lionheart, Harness
  • 8/16/2013 You Revoucion – Tijuana, Mexico w/ Lionheart, Harness
  • 8/17/2013 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA w/ Lionheart, Harness
  • 8/18/2013 924 Gilman Street – Berkeley, CA w/ Lionheart, Harness

Upon completion of the dates, Earth Crisis will resume work on their currently untitled ninth studio album. The album will see the band re-team with noted producer/mixer Zeus (Hatebreed, Throwdown, Municipal Waste).

Earth Crisis is vocalist Karl Buechner, guitarists Scott Crouse and Erick Edwards, bassist Ian Edwards, and drummer Dennis Merrick.