Ambassador of Tone Joe Hoare - Orange Goblin
Lace Equipment: Nitro-Hemi's
Joe Hoare is the guitarist and founding member for the doom/stoner metal UK band, Orange Goblin. Joe previously played in a band called Gypsy Kiss. Some of Joe's musical influences include John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, BB King, Deep Purple, Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and David Bowie.
Orange Goblin was originally formed in 1995 under the name Our Haunted Kingdom. They released a split 7" with Electric Wizard in 1996 on Rise Above Records before adopting the moniker Orange Goblin. The band's first three albums were stoner/doom. On 2002's Coup de Grace they began to add punk, doom metal, and other influences to their sound. Inspired by the gods of hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock and underground extremity, from Sabbath, Motorhead and Thin Lizzy through to Celtic Frost, Danzig and Black Flag, Orange Goblin were initially seen as major contenders amid the mid-90s stoner rock explosion, but it soon became apparent that this band had much more up their collective wizard's sleeve than red-eyed boogie and flapping flares. From the rambunctious, heads-down exuberance of their Frequencies From Planet Ten debut in 1997, to the multi-genre bonfire of insanities that was 2007's Healing Through Fire, to their newest 2012 release A Eulogy for the Damned, which barrels ahead with rollicking grooviness right from the opening notes. The wet, whiskey-soaked vocals make Ben Ward sound like he's been gargling with thumbtacks and gasoline. There's an unsteady, bar brawl quality to the riffs, as though they're drunkenly stumbling over each other while throwing aural haymakers.
Orange Goblin have always kicked butt, always written songs that hit home like a stage diver's boot connecting with your forehead, always delivered the rampaging heavy metal goods while meaning every last riff, beat, solo and bellow. Their songs channel the bands raw energy and clever guitar riffs in a very melodic and "sabbathesque" kind of way. Joe's sound and masterful chord work are a hallmark of the band and he attains that sound with his Lace Nitro Hemis. Check out what he had to say about them:
"If I'm honest, at first I was a little reluctant to taking out my old pickups as I was always pretty happy with my sound but from the moment I stuck in the Nitro Hemis I could almost hear my guitar breathe a sigh of relief! The riffs sound heavier, yet clearer and my solos sound far brighter and pronounced than before. So thank you Lace!
To find out more about Joe and Orange Goblin visit their website HERE.