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You could say that Orange Goblin are something of a British heavy metal institution in so much as there won’t be a heavy metal fan on this fair isle who hasn’t seen, heard of, or is at least aware of this bunch of hairy reprobates. They’ve spent years sweating their collective bollocks off on the UK gig circuit and, with a raft of critically acclaimed albums under their belts, the ‘Goblin’ seem content spending their days stomping around the UK and Europe churning out solid, riff-filled albums like this one.

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.

It’s hard to believe what an outstanding year 2012 has been for heavy music. Literally every week I seem to get something that could be an album of the year contender. Baroness, Cattle Decapitation, Demon Lung, Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost, Enslaved, Mortum and Testament have all presented phenomenal offerings. Now, yet another superior record has reared it’s head, this time in the form of A Frail Becoming by american band Daylight Dies.

Ihsahn once again takes us on a musical odyssey of sorts with his fourth solo release. After an amazing trilogy of albums, The Adversary, angL, and After, the Norwegian composer and multi-instrumentalist continues to surpass expectations with the masterpiece, Eremita.

Corrosion Of Conformity’s self-titled new studio offering is out now. Released via Candlelight Records, ‘Corrosion Of Conformity’ was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer, mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters) and features artwork by Seldon Hunt (Melvins, High On Fire). Featuring the esteemed Animosity lineup of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, the album’s release closes a six year recording gap and completes over a year of concentrated writing and recording for the band.