Candlelight Records today confirms June 10th as the North American release date of ORANGE GOBLIN‘s Healing Through Fire. Produced by Mark Daghorn, the reissue includes two live bonus tracks taken from the band’s studio performance at BBC’s famous Maida Vale studio in London for the Radio One Rock Show in August 2007. The album will be available for preorder via iTunes beginning May 20th and is available for physical preorder now via Candlelight’s official web store.
Originally released in 2007, Healing Through Fire was issued via Sanctuary Records. The album closed a three-year recording gap for the band (previous album, Thieving From The House Of God, was released in 2004 via Rise Above Records) and would be the only album the quartet would release for Sanctuary. Talking with The Aquarian Weekly’s JJ Koczan in 2011, vocalist Ben Ward noted, “it would have been nice to play for our US fans and promote Healing Through Fire, but for some reason or another, it just never materialized.” ORANGE GOBLIN would not return to America until 2011; the tour put together to promote the release of a limited five-CD box set released by Rise Above/Metal Blade Records. It was during The Aquarian Weekly interview that Ward enthusiastically said, “we’re finally going to get the opportunity to play the material from Healing Through Fire for American audiences. We’re going to go out and play four or five songs off that record for the crowd.”
Healing Through Fire is the sixth full-length album from the popular English metal band. Lyrically inspired by The Great Plague and London’s Great Fire of 1666, the band still considers it to be one of their best albums. Ward says, “this album has been very hard to find in recent times. We are glad that people can once again hear what I consider to be one of our finest albums. Songs like ‘The Ballad Of Solomon Eagle,’ ‘They Come Back,’ ‘Vagrant Stomp,’ and many more that are regularly featured in our live set can now be heard again. As a band, we are delighted.”
Currently recording the followup to the mega-successful A Eulogy For The Damned, ORANGE GOBLIN are expected to return to the US to tear up clubs later this year. Working again with Jamie Dodd, bass guitar and drums have been tracked with guitars and vocals expected to be completed by May 17th. The final mix is anticipated by early June. The band announced last week a full European tour with doom legendS, Saint Vitus. Set to begin in France on October 9th, the tour will work its way through thirteen countries before concluding in Germany on November 14th. On the tour’s announcement Ward said, “we are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes, Saint Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form ORANGE GOBLIN all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary at the same time just blows my mind. This tour is going to be awesome.”
ORANGE GOBLIN‘s as-yet-untitled untitled new album is anticipated for release in October.
Healing Through Fire Track Listing:
1. The Ballad Of Solomon Eagle
2. Vagrant Stomp
3. The Ale House Braves
4. Cities Of Frost
5. Hot Knives And Open Sores
6. Hounds Ditch
7. Mortlake (Dead Water)
8. They Come Back (Harvest Of Skulls)
9. Beginners Guide To Suicide
10. The Ballad Of Solomon Eagle (Live At The BBC, Bonus)
11. The Come Back (Harvest Of Skulls) (Live At The BBC, Bonus)
ORANGE GOBLIN is vocalist Ben Ward, guitarist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Chris Turner.