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Roadtrippin': Orange Goblin

It’s festive party time as the Goblin guys mark their 20th anniversary

DID YOU EVER EXPECT TO BE CELEBRATING YOUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY?

Ben Ward (vocals): “I don’t think any of us did. Martyn [Millard, bass], Joe [Hoare, guitar] and myself started this band as a way to alleviate the boredom of being on the dole. Other than Joe and our old guitarist Pete, none of us could play any instruments and had no experience of being in a band. It was just a hobby that continued to snowball.”

Do you have anything special planned for the tour?

“I’ve bought some new underwear! I needed a change of luck so I hope these new pants are the answer. They’re really expensive designer ones so I have high hopes! But there isn’t really much we can do with an Orange Goblin show. There are no lasers, no tanks or Viking ships onstage. We’ve always preferred to let the sheer power of the riffs and the songs be the focal point and try to make sure that everyone has a fucking good night.”

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