Code Orange cancel release show, BUT they’re livestreaming it from an empty venue
UPDATE: It happened! Watch the archived stream HERE.
Code Orange's killer new album Underneath is out today, and due to coronavirus concerns, they sadly had to cancel the hometown release show they were set to play at Pittsburgh's Roxian Theater on Saturday (3/14) with Every Time I Die, Zao, Show Me The Body, Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife, Machine Girl, and Facewreck. The good news, though, is that the band will still play the show in an empty venue and stream it live on twitch.tv/codeorangeofficial at 9 PM EST on Saturday (3/14).
Here's their full announcement:
And here's an excerpt from our review of the album:
...Their new album Underneath is the most accessible album they've released yet, and it's one of their gnarliest and most experimental.
Guitarist/vocalist Reba Meyers already brought some of the accessibility of the now-defunct, melodic Code Orange offshoot Adventures to Code Orange songs like Forever's "Bleeding In The Blur," but she does it way more often than ever on Underneath and she's not the only Code Orange member to sing clean on this album. It has co-production by Nick Raskulinecz, who has made bands like Foo Fighters and Deftones sound very, very big, but it also has co-production from the diligent, freakish mind of the band's own Jami Morgan and from past collaborator Will Yip, who has worked with most modern punk bands worth listening to. Just from that list of producers alone, you can already get a feal for the kind of push and pull that defines this album. There are parts that can sound like Slipknot or even Linkin Park, but much more so than "Bleeding In The Blur," Underneath obscures the clean-sung hooks or blends them with some of the most desolate, gruesome sounds Code Orange have made to date. It's Code Orange's most direct foray into industrial music, and it features programming by Chris Vrenna, who was in Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson's band, and the influence of those artists is not hard to spot at all (though programming was also handled by Code Orange's own Eric “Shade” Balderose, who also recently created the visualizer for Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park's remix of a Foxing song, but I digress). With that industrial influence, they're constantly toying with and manipulating all the sounds that the band first created live. One second you're banging your head to some vicious metalcore, and then twitchy, glitchy electronics start fucking with the song mid-verse.
Read the rest here and stream the album below.
UPDATE: The show happened! Watch the archived stream HERE.