Cut from the same beer-stained cloth as the greats, UK stoner rock metal act Orange Goblin are still riding high and leading the pack in ‘balls to the wall’ heavy metal thunder. Emerging amid the exhilarating melee of the mid-nineties stoner rock and doom explosion, Orange Goblin immediately endeared themselves to a generation of metal fans by simply going for it at full, beer-swilling pelt and some twenty five plus years later, nothing has changed! Moving towards 2024 it’s all hell for leather with the release of their tenth studio album, the first one since 2018’s The Wolf Bites Back and the first for new label Peaceville Records.
Being eleven years since their last trek to Australia, Orange Goblin are way well overdue for a bone jarring jaunt and have promised to pull out all the stompers for an intense and intoxicating atmosphere that will truly show the power and might these British heavyweights are armed with.
Earning a unique place in Australia’s heavy scene is Simpsons-themed doom-rock band Dr Colossus. Brandishing low tuned guitar riffs and melodically driven songs that then manage to turn the genre on its head by presenting lyrics and an aesthetic based entirely on episodes of The Simpsons. A gimmick as it may be, Dr Colossus have earned a reputation as one of the one of the country’s most dynamic heavy acts who wield a dynamic palette of doom infused rock stomping grooves within well crafted, fun and riotously catchy material.
Leading the charge of mountainous riffage is Sydney’s two piece feed Astrodeath. Possessing a furious and intimidating sound, at a titanic reverberation that far exceeds the sum of its twin parts, Astrodeath belt out sludge ridden slices of heaviness that pack a devastating punch.
Orange Goblin with Dr Colossus and Astrodeath performing at:
09/04/24 – Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory
10/04/24 – Canberra, The Basement
11/04/24 – Brisbane, The Zoo
12/04/24 – Sydney, Crowbar
13/04/24 – Melbourne, The Croxton