London, England-based heavy metal/hard rock quartet, Orange Goblin, are set to release their latest offering, Back From The Abyss, on October 7, 2014 via Candlelight Records. The 12-track recording is, per usual, an addictive and punishing affair that will leave the band’s fans hysterically happy. So as to promote said release, we got “Quick & Dirty” with lead singer Ben Ward.

Favourite Drink and Food?
Ward: Beer and Italian.

BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, other?
Ward: iPhone.

Must-have on your rider?
Ward: Beer, whiskey and water.

Must-have non-musical item when you’re on tour?
Ward: Reading material, laptop, and toilet roll.

If your life were a book or movie, what would the title be?
Ward: “1 Million Bad Decisions.”

Would you rather be a zombie, vampire or werewolf?
Ward: Vampires get the girls….

What are 3 words that describe you?
Ward: Tall, Generous, Fun!

What is the Best Movie ever?
Ward: The Godfather trilogy.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Ward: Lana Del Rey.

If you could hang out with a famous person (dead or alive) for one day, who would it be?
Ward: Dean Martin.

What toppings do you like on your pizza?
Ward: Ham and mushrooms.

What was your first concert?
Ward: Metallica, Megadeth, The Almighty, and Diamond Head.

If you could be a cartoon character who would you be?
Ward: Wile E. Coyote.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would play the lead role as you?
Ward: Liam Neeson.

You just won a game show and your prize is a dream vacation! Where are you headed?
Ward: Santorini, Greece.

Favorite book of all time?
Ward: “At the Heart of the Sea” by Nathaniel Philbrick.

What were you doing in the 80’s?
Ward: Going to school, playing football, and skateboarding.

Favourite childhood musical memory?
Ward: Being scared listening to “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles in the back of my dad’s car.

What’s your secret to great metal hair?
Ward: Don’t cut it!

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