PODCAST: Episode 39: Ben Ward of Orange Goblin Talks US Tour and British Doom

Ghost Cult caught up with the great Ben Ward of the venerable Doom Metal overlords Orange Goblin! On the eve of their first US tour in five years, Ben was gushing about coming back to the states, his excitement to play at Muddy Roots Festival, his personal festival highlights of his career like Download Festival at Castle Donnington, the Mercyful Fate reunion, choosing sick opening bands such as The Skull, Mothership and WoFat, incorporating left-turns musically, and his love of beer and pizza! Orange Goblin’s current album The Wolf Bites Back is available now from Candlelight Records.

Orange Goblin – US Live Dates

Tuesday, August 27th – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre # https://livemu.sc/2G0Fzzl

Thursday, August 29th – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #* http://bit.ly/2K4fEKU

Friday, August 30th – Cookeville TN @ Muddy Roots Music Festival http://bit.ly/2FQOZfc

Saturday, August 31st – Dallas TX @ Gas Monkey #^ http://bit.ly/2Vo5B4I

Sunday, September 1st – Austin TX @ Come and Take It Live #^^ http://bit.ly/2Iabq1P

Monday, September 2nd – Los Angeles CA @ Regent Theater ## http://bit.ly/2YPQ14a

# – wsg The Skull

^ – wsg Mothership

* – wsg Weedeater

^^ wsg Mothership & Wo Fat

## – wsg Black Cobra

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Ripple Music Announces East Coat Headquarters

Ripple Music, a label that exemplifies quality and integrity in underground music has announced an expansion to the east coast of the USA. They will open up a Baltimore office soon and also revealed plans to expand the staff of the label with another announcement coming soon. Ripple is a label known for stoner and doom metal bands such as Mothership, Vokonis, Earthen Grave, Mondo Generator, Chron Goblin, the debut album from Lightning Born, and more. Congrats to Ripple Music. We’re excited to see what is next for the label. Continue reading

Orange Goblin Announce US Headline Tour

Stoner Doom Metal greats Orange Goblin have announced an extensive US tour. It will be their first US tour in five years and includes select stops in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas and an appearance at The Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville, TN. Weedeater will now be joining the band as direct support in Chicago at Thalia Hall, with Black Cobra, The Skull, Mothership and Wo Fat on other dates, with more to be announced soon. The band is still touring behind their excellent last album, The Wolf Bites Back (Candlelight). Find a complete list of dates below, and all tickets are on sale now. Continue reading

Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar And Mothership Book North American Tour

Corrosion of Conformity, continue to tour behind their excellent early 2018 release No Cross, No Crown, out now on Nuclear Blast. They have teamed up with their brethren in Crowbar for a US tour. COC frontman Pepper Keenan and Crowbar leader Kirk Windstein have a friendship that goes back decades and they were both members of doom metal supergroup Down from 1991 to 2013. Mothership will act as direct support on all shows with Weedeater or The Obsessed taking the open slot on some dates. Continue reading

Maryland Doom Fest 2019 Books Pentagram, Conan, Earthride, Mothership And More For 5th Anniversary

Maryland Doomfest will launch it’s 5th edition in 2019, from June 20th to the 23rd. The bill features fifty of the heavy hitters of the genre such as Pentagram, Conan, Earthride, Mothership and many more. There is also a Pre-Fest Party on Thursday, June 20th, which will also be a 20th Anniversary celebration of the Stoner Hands of Doom Festival (ShoD), with a spectacular lineup. These bands have all performed at great SHoD fests of years past! The Pre-Fest / SHoD 20th Anniversary Celebration must not be missed. Early Bird Tickets sales open December 17th through the 31st. Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas 2017: Live At the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas

Before you sink your teeth into this, let me make a quick disclaimer for those of you looking for a standard review. This ain’t it. If you want to read, ad nauseam, about each band that played, who was good, who wasn’t, what songs they played or how many bands are “female fronted,” have female members or where any of these bands are from I can guarantee you a quick internet search will get you your fix somewhere. If you are looking for someone to tell you what any of the bands sound like, look like or act like then here is a novel idea, buy their music, go to a show and form an opinion for yourself. No offense intended to anyone writing something like that or looking for that kind of thing but you won’t find it here because I don’t feel like writing something everyone else has or will. (Offense intended to anyone still finding some ridiculous need to write or read about bands being “female fronted.” Fuck off.)

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