Code Orange have announced another virtual concert. The event will be streamed live on Twitch from The Theatre Factory in Pittsburgh, PA on July 30 and it will feature a “stripped down and reimagined presentation of tracks spanning their entire catalogue.” Exclusive merch and a limited edition vinyl pressing of “Underneath” will also be available during the performance.
Code Orange’s Reba Meyers has commented on the sexual misconduct allegations that were made against Homewrecker’s Matt Barnum. Meyers felt compelled to make a statement due to the fact that Barnum previously worked as one of Code Orange’s crew members.
Meyers said the following
“We’ve become aware that a crewmember of ours, matt, was acting with horrible disrespect and misogyny towards women for many years. I am so disappointed and so saddened by it I can’t by any means even begin to express that in words. I don’t have the words just this painful feeling.
I am so sorry to the women affected by this. It really hurts me how society allows this dynamic to happen time and time again. The standard is so low and I’ve seen and known that for a long time. And it’s only become even easier with social media to act without thought or regard to how your words will affect others.
All I can do now is send whatever strength I have to you all affected and hope you are able to get through I will continue to attempt to be a symbol towards our strength as best as I can, and learn how to better deal with this.
i will work to be as aware as possible of the women around me and their pain and try to pay as close attention to you all and support you as best I can from the perspective I have.
This type of behavior has always baffled me and disgusted me. To the women hurt by his actions, or actions in this vein by anyone towards you or your friends, I hope you are somehow able to work through this struggle and find meaningful balanced relationships in spite of it. You truly deserve that.
I’m sure you’re hurting much worse than I and my band and myself send you all the love we have.
Our next ‘you and you alone’ episode proceeds will be donated to the RAINN charity”
Code Orange’s Jami Morgan also commented:
[via The PRP]
Code Orange are featured on Amnesia Scanner’s new song “As Flat.“ That track appears on the band‘s latest album “Tearless.” Amnesia Scanner told Revolver the following:
“We had been in touch with Code Orange for a couple of years and found the intensity and technicality of their music very inspiring. While we were working on the album, we felt that we needed to hear what happens if we combine our sonic worlds with CO. They agreed on the experiment, and the result is this song.”
During today’s (June 7) WWE “NXT TakeOver: In Your House” event at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, Code Orange performed the title track of their latest album “Underneath.” You can see footage of that below. Notably, the track also served as the theme song for the event. In related news, Code Orange and the WWE have also teamed up for a limited edition collaborative shirt.
Hate5six have shared pro-shot footage of Code Orange‘s set at the 2019 “This Is Hardcore Fest” in Philadelphia, PA. You can check that out below. Notably, this was the band’s last show before Jami Morgan stepped away from the drums to focus on vocals.
Code Orange have announced that they will be launching a new series called “You And You Alone: A Livestream Series“ on Twitch. The first installment will start tonight (March 30) at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT and it will find Eric “Shade” Balderose taking part in a performance/visual experience.
After Code Orange’s March 14 “Underneath” album release show at the Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks, PA got postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the band decided to team up with hate5six.com to livestream a performance from an empty venue. That full set is now available to view below. You can also purchase a limited edition DVD HERE.
With Code Orange’s Jami Morgan having stepped away from the drums to focus on vocals, the band have recruited a fill-in drummer to perform with them. The group were planning to keep his identity a secret, but he has since been identified as Ethan Young (Thirty Nights Of Violence). His identity was exposed by his arm tattoos.
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Code Orange have postponed their spring tour with Show Me The Body, Jesus Piece, Year Of The Knife, and Machine Girl due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band tweeted the following:
With Code Orange’s Jami Morgan having stepped away from the drums to focus on vocals, the band have recruited another drummer to perform with them. However, the group have continued to keep his identity a secret.
Morgan told the Post Gazette the following about moving up to the front of the stage:
“When we started writing the songs, we kind of discussed it and Shade kept encouraging it, because the songs were complicated in a way, and we were saying this is going to limit what we can do on stage. It was a mixture of that and, at the time, we were playing support shows with bigger bands and learning the difficulties in connecting in the way we’re set up.
It seemed like things were coming together in this perfect storm. That, and I thought of how we would introduce it in the videos and how we could add another layer to the album with it. We try to make the whole thing an event as much as possible.”
He also added the following about looking for someone else to play drums:
“Um, it was bizarre for sure, and there were times when we were like, ‘We’re not going to be able to find anybody.’ This shit is tremendously hard to play on drums. We learned that the hard way by trying out a lot of people, honestly. We ended up finding somebody that we thought just fit, in all ways.
Overall, it ended up being a fit just in vibe and personality and hunger. But the way we’re approaching it is, the band has always been us, just the five of us, and you don’t want to just get married to somebody, immediately, so we’ll see how it shakes out.”
He continued when asked about the drummer’s identity:
“Uh, we’re not gonna say. It’s not even about who it is. The mask and the concept fits with the character in the record and with the cover art, and I like that. On top of that, we’ll see. He’s a great guy and I think he’ll continue to earn his spot, but for now he’s an empty vessel. He’s our drumming muse for now. We don’t want to be married to anyone yet. You don’t know how people are going to be ’til they are.”
[via The PRP]