Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Stream the New Orange Goblin Flexi Disc!
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
The frontman of acclaimed upstart sludge freaks Lord Dying called Orange Goblin’s Back From the Abyss his favorite record of 2014. OG got main support honors on Down’s recent North American tour. And we gave said eighth album major props in the November issue, with Adem Tepedelen crowing, “Orange Goblin for nearly 20 years now have … boasted an arsenal of riffs so fat you could park an RV on them.” Having just celebrated that impressive milestone, the London-based quartet is firmly established as a pillar of the international stoner/doom order. And yet they’re just slowly accruing a bit more notoriety with every release. We’re happy to try and speed up the process via the Flexi Series.
Frontman Ben Ward and crew bash out previously unreleased track “The Test” via silver on (what else?) orange plastic. Set to appear in the March issue, this flexi is the latest in the series’ proud lineage of doom, as Orange Goblin join the likes of former labelmates Cathedral, Electric Wizard and the Gates of Slumber. That’s some pretty unimpeachably awesome company. Take “The Test” here:
There are an extremely (extreme) limited number copies of the issue featuring the OG flexi in our March issue, which is like, duh, best cover ever, but that’s a story for another day.