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Orange Goblin To Release New Album “Science, Not Fiction” In July, Stream First Single


British stoner metal band Orange Goblin will have their tenth studio album “Science, Not Fiction“, out on July 19th through Peaceville Records. That follow-up to 2018’s “The Wolf Bites Back” was recorded at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire, UK with producer Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest).

It is being preceded by a single titled “(Not) Rocket Science“, complete with a lyric video done by Matthew Vickerstaff. Vocalist Ben Ward commented of that first offering from the record:

“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 hand outs 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.”

This record marks the band’s first with bassist Harry Armstong, who joined the fold back in 2021. Speaking of what you can expect to hear on the album, Ward stated:

“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” track listing:

01 – “The Fire At The Centre Of The Earth Is Mine
02 – “(Not) Rocket Science
03 – “Ascend The Negative
04 – “False Hope Diet
05 – “Cemetary Rats
06 – “The Fury Of A Patient Man
07 – “Gemini (Twins Of Evil)
08 – “The Justice Knife
09 – “End Of Transmission
10 – “Eye Of The Minotaur” (CD & Deluxe LP bonus track)

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