Orange Goblin

GMBG Presents

Orange Goblin

THE SKULL, Mothership, Wo Fat

Sat Aug 31

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill

$5.00 - $500.00

This event is 16 and over

$27.50 Advance/ $29.50 Day of Show/ $35 Premier Balcony/ $175 Premier Tables/ $500 Premier Cabanas

Orange Goblin
Orange Goblin
Heavy Metal is not just about music: it's a way of life, a motivating mind-set, a positive force and an inspirational belief system. It's the most exciting, life-affirming noise that exists on this planet of ours, and London's indestructible masters of the furious form are Orange Goblin. Not just the UK's reigning champions of balls-out, party-starting, booze-fuelled metal, but one of the very best live rock bands of all time, the mighty Goblin have been a permanent and universally admired fixture on the British metal circuit for the past 18 years. With 2012's 'A Eulogy for the Damned', their seventh and best studio album, they cemented their place amongst the British metal elite. The album is a thunderous tour-de-force of gargantuan riffs, subterranean rumble and electrifying energy, it is the album the band had been threatening to make since they first crawled, from the grubby Soho shadows back in 1995.

Inspired by the gods of hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock and underground extremity, from Sabbath, Motörhead and Thin Lizzy through to Celtic Frost, Danzig and Black Flag, Orange Goblin were initially seen as major contenders amid the mid-90s stoner rock explosion, but it soon became apparent that this band had much more up their collective wizard's sleeve than red-eyed boogie and flapping flares. In fact, over the course of their roller coaster career, the band have proved themselves to be one of the most consistent and persistent forces in modern heavy music, amassing a catalogue of albums that rivals anything released during the same period. From the rambunctious, heads-down exuberance of their Frequencies From Planet Ten debut in 1997 through to the multi-genre bonfire of insanities that was 2007's Healing Through Fire, Orange Goblin have always kicked arse, always written songs that hit home like a stage diver's boot connecting with your forehead, always delivered the rampaging heavy metal goods while meaning every last riff, beat, solo and bellow.

But it is as a live band that Orange Goblin have founded their formidable reputation. Long renowned as skilled crowd-pleasers and party masters, the band have toured all over the world and shared stages with countless big names, including Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Clutch, Motorhead, Sex Pistols, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dio, Monster Magnet and many more. They have headlined sell-out shows at New York's revered CBGB's, Los Angeles' notorious Troubadour and venues across the world. They have also blown fields full of minds at such prestigious festivals as Sonisphere, Download, Hellfest, Soundwave, Bloodstock Open Air, Roadburn, Dynamo, Maryland Death Fest and High Voltage. An Orange Goblin show is a guaranteed good time…all you need to do is get the beers in, prepare your neck muscles for maximum punishment and surrender to the sound of a grand heavy metal institution letting rip at full throttle.

A lean, mean hard rocking' machine…the eight-legged tag team of frontman Ben Ward, bassist Martyn Millard, guitarist Joe Hoare and drummer Chris Turner reached a new peak of creativity and intensity on 'A Eulogy For The Damned'. The album earned the band critical acclaim around the world, being voted No.3 in UK Metal Hammer magazines 'Top Albums of 2012'. The same year Orange Goblin were voted 'Best Band' by the readers of Terrorizer magazine, as well as a whole load of other accolades for the band and album alike. They then followed it up in 2013 with the release of the bands first live album/DVD 'A Eulogy For The Fans – Orange Goblin Live 2012'. This album deftly encapsulates everything that is exhilarating and admirable about this most dedicated and humble of British metal wrecking crews and deservedly propelled Orange Goblin to the front of the British metal queue. The band then embarked on their biggest world tour in 2013, playing 161 shows across 28 different countries including a first trip to Australia to participate in the now legendary Soundwave Festival, 2 full North American tours and a 3 month jaunt around the UK and Europe, while sharing the stage with such revered heavy rock luminaries as Clutch, Down and Airbourne. At last, after two decades of dogged defiance, the OG boys were smashing it on a global level and receiving the acclaim and respect that their efforts, talent and verve have long deserved.

Now it's 2014 and Orange Goblin have recharged their batteries and pieced together a suitably thunderous and triumphant follow-up to 'A Eulogy For The Damned'. Once again recorded with producer Jamie Dodd at The Animal Farm studio in the band's native London, the band's eighth studio album bears the ominous title 'Back From The Abyss' and comprises another neck-wrecking and sonically monstrous collecting of prime British metal, delivered with all the frenzied passion and jaw-shattering oomph that fans of this most consistent of bands have come to expect. All that remains is to witness the impact this latest unequivocal creative success will have on the OG faithful, not least when the band hit the road once again, embarking on another trek around the globe, electrifying crowds and leaving yet more trails of destruction in their wake. The party is starting all over again… whose round is it??

"'Back from the Abyss' is the sound of Orange Goblin firing on all cylinders!" roars frontman Ben Ward. "From the Sabbathian, weighty-groove of 'Sabbath Hex', the Motörhead-styled punk snarl of 'The Devil's Whip', the epic, Maiden-esque gallop of 'Mythical Knives', through to the apocalyptic Doom of 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth'; this is the best of all of our individual influences pulled together. We have created the definitive Orange Goblin album. Following the great, worldwide reception of 'A Eulogy For The Damned' and the subsequent 2 years of touring everywhere, we knew we had a lot to live up to. But we were prepared and entered the studio armed with an arsenal of killer riffs! They are all present on this album, continuing the Orange Goblin trend of never being afraid to move forward or trying something new. By doing so we have created a unique, heavy sound that lies somewhere between doom, stoner, classic metal, 70's inspired heavy-rock, punk, blues and everything in between. We worked with Jamie Dodd again as he did such a great job on the last record and I think he has even gone one better this time around! Adding Jamie's amazing production to the outstanding performances and songwriting of the band, we have made an album we are all very proud of. Our last album gave the band new life and sent us off into the unknown. This new album sees Orange Goblin stretching the limits once more… 'Back From The Abyss' and ready to rock all over again!!"

"It has to be said that Orange Goblin shows are very predictable….you know they are going to be brilliant before they even hit the stage!" – Terry Bezer (Kerrang!)
"Consistently one of the greatest live bands the UK has produced in recent decades!" – Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer)
"Put simply, Orange Goblin are the best metal band in Britain!" – Malcolm Dome (Classic Rock)

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The Skull features original Trouble member vocalist Eric Wagner alongside longtime former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner with guitarist Lothar Keller (Sacred Dawn), drummer Sean Saley (Pentagram) and guitarist Rob Wrong (Witch Mountain)

"The Skull" is made up of a group of very talented members whose main goal is to bring back the unique sound of American Doom Metal band "Trouble" combined with new material which has all the quality and feel of the original sound, plus so much more.
Rock n’ Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the ‘ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father’s 70’s-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the
service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins.

In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70’s-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Monster Magnet, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port. With the official Ripple Music release of the band’s debut record in February of 2013, Mothership began a torrid journey across America and parts of Canada to promote the record, including a tour in support of Gyspyhawk and another in support of Scorpion Child and Kadavar. Currently, the band is holed up in the studio working on new material and plotting a course across Europe in Spring of 2014.
Wo Fat
After over 12 years of slinging their Texas-sized psychedelic blues doom, Wo Fat is going stronger and rocking harder than ever, as they continue their swampadelic visionquest of overdriven, fuzz-laden riffage and jazz-minded jam explorations, and with six studio albums, a live album, and a couple splits under their belt, Wo Fat has gained a reputation as one of the premier US Stoner Metal bands. Starting with The Gathering Dark in 2006, they have stayed true to the deep, dark blues that wails from within and have forged their riffs with a primal grooviness, giving them a consistency of style, even while they have progressed and matured as a band, with their musical forays getting heavier but also trippier at times. 2009’s Psychedelonaut really began to solidify the Wo Fat name, garnering them wider critical recognition, leading to releases with Nasoni and Totem Cat records and then on to their two most critically acclaimed releases to date, The Black Code (2013) and The Conjuring (2014,) both released on the iconic stoner rock label, Small Stone Records, with The Conjuring landing on NPR’s “Top Ten Metal Albums of 2014” list, among numerous other “best of” lists. One reviewer ( aptly described the album this way: “It’s hard to know where to place The Conjuring along the stoner spectrum because it’s metal heavy, but it rolls like rock.” During these last few years, Wo Fat has made appearances a number of iconic festivals in Europe and the US, including Roadburn Festival, Freak Valley Festival, Psycho California Festival, Sylak Open Air Festival, Desertfest Berlin, Desertfest London, Maryland Doomfest, Stoned Meadow of Doom, Doomed and Stoned Indiana, and one of the largest metal festivals in Europe, the famed Hellfest in France, where they were included on Metal Hammer’s “Nine Best Bands of Friday at Hellfest” list, Wo Fat teamed up with Ripple Records to release Midnight Cometh, the newest slab of riffage that is possibly their most daring psychotropic exploration of heaviness to date. With voodoo drums beating and molten blues-tempered waves of guitar riffery, they are carrying on the Wo Fat tradition of keeping things heavy and fuzzy, but also groovy, which, all too often, is a missing element in much modern heavy music. You can hear the echoes of field hollers and that oft forgotten “way back yonder funk” that fuel the fire that burns deep in the swamp at the witching hour. You can feel the rush of living on the edge and glimpse a phantasmal Coltrane in your peripheral vision as they careen through improvisational jams. And all this with an unrelenting metal heaviness underscoring apocalyptic lyrics that conjure visions of the end of an age, (our age?) and black midnight bargains and the consequences reaped. While Wo Fat may be speaking a familiar language to the apostles of the riff, there isn’t anyone that sounds quite like them.
The most recent album, Midnight Cometh, was welcomed by loads of great reviews and Wo Fat has had a full page interview feature in Classic Rock Magazine.
Rumor has it that incantations and conjurings of the Riff have begun for the next album...
Wo Fat is:
Kent Stump – guitar, vocals Michael Walter – drums, vocals Zack Busby – bass
Venue Information:
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
10261 Technology Blvd E
Dallas, TX, 75220