In the span of just a few years, Pittsburgh’s Code Orange have gone from underground favorites, to one of the fastest-rising heavy music acts in recent memory. Their newest EP from last year even had a track with Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor on “The Hunt”, which speaks to just how far the band has come.
While it’s likely Code Orange will drop new material of some sort in 2019, they’re always producing content – and now the band has released a short film/documentary, “My World”. A film that’s definitely influenced by Nine Inch Nails’ Broken movie, it shows the band along with lots of neat audiovisual tricks snd noises. More than worthy of a watch, especially if film is your thing.
While there’s sadly a plethora of formerly interesting bands now attempting to appeal to the lowest common denominator via lazy songwriting and lack of inspiration, there’s plenty of exciting acts that are rising from their local scenes to tour with known quantities. Some, like Knocked Loose, seemingly did so overnight – while others, like Code Orange, took more of a slow burning route to get nominated for Grammy awards.
No matter which way you slice it, if you’re a fan of hardcore, metalcore, grindcore, or really any heavy music subgenre, there’s plenty of exciting acts coming around. On this first edition of Notes From Underground, we’re bringing you the best the underground has to offer. Strap yourselves in and discover something new today.
To say Pittsburgh metalcore band Code Orange had a big 2017 would be an understatement. Their album Forever may have divided some critics, but many are hailing the band as the next big thing in heavy music. And for good reason – Code Orange were nominated for a Grammy award, and you have to keep in mind this is a band that started out opening for small tours and playing in basements to 50 people. Clearly, they never quit – and now the persistence is paying off.
On their brand new single, “Only One Way”, the band successfully explores industrial and experimental sounds that also stay mostly within their defined style. The song comes as part of Adult Swim’s “Singles” series, and you can stream it below. The song may come as a shock to long-time fans, but it really shouldn’t. This band can only put out bangers, it seems.