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.
Their first five releases were issued by Rise Above Records. Rhythm guitarist Pete O’Malley left the band in 2004 to pursue a career as an artist. On December 16, 2005 the band celebrated its tenth anniversary with a concert at the Underworld club in Camden also featuring Scissorfight and Blood Island Raiders. Their 2007 album, Healing Through Fire was released on Mayan/Sanctuary Records. On September 3, 2008 the band announced that they had signed with Candlelight Records and were working on material for a new album with a September 2009 release date in mind. It was then announced in May 2009 that “Songwriting for the new album is ongoing but looks very promising with the skeleton of four or five new songs already in place.
In mid 2010 the band’s back catalog was reissued on Rise Above Records in digipack form. In mid-December 2010 they celebrated their fifteenth anniversary with support coming from British blues-rock band Firebird – featuring previous members of Carcass and Spiritual Beggars – and American doom-rock band Solace culminating in their annual Christmas show in London.
They have also played as one of the acts playing the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest music festival in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States.