Geelong, Australia's ORB are excited to announce their third record in as many years. The Space Between is out digitally everywhere, with an October 19 physical release to follow.
To coincide with the album release, ORB also released the first video from the album for the track 'I Want What I Want'. While The Space Between is a progressive heavy metal album dripping in paranoia and escapism, to put it much more simply, it's just riffs and drum rolls and the occasional synth... and it couldn’t be better. The Space Between was produced by Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard) and ORB.
Playing dark, sonically massive guitar-based rock that's heavy without sounding excessively metallic, ORB (not to be confused with the influential electronic group the Orb) hail from Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The group was founded by three members of the Australian band the Frowning Clouds after that band broke up: guitarist and lead singer Zak Olsen, guitarist and bassist Daff Gravolin, and drummer Jamie Harmer. The three musicians lived not far from one another, and with some extra time on their hands, they jammed regularly.
Inspired by their youthful enthusiasm for hard rock and early metal bands such as Black Sabbath and Blue Öyster Cult, they started writing tunes that drew tongue- in-cheek inspiration from doom rock, psychedelia, and hard rock. The longer they crafted heavy jams, the more they came to appreciate the style, and the less they approached the music with a smirk. In January 2015, ORB released their debut recording, a five-song cassette titled Womb. Within a few months, the group had earned a solid reputation among Australian heavy rock fans, and struck a record deal with Flightless Records, the label founded by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's Eric Moore. ORB's first vinyl release was a 7" single, "Migration" b/w "Migration 2," that appeared in November 2015. Their first full-length album, Birth, was released in July 2016 by Flightless in Australia and by Castle Face in the United States and Canada. The album received positive reviews in the rock press, and in October 2017 ORB delivered their second LP, Naturality. The band's third LP, The Space Between, is out now.