After teasing it via social media the past few weeks, Pittsburgh’s Code Orange are breaking boundaries with their new single, “Underneath”. The title track to their upcoming 4th full-length on Roadrunner Records, “Underneath” is an adventurous new side to the band that shows off the industrial and tech influences that they explored on Forever – but in a more accessible way. Don’t mistake accessible for soft, though. The Grammy-nominated + Coachella-playing metalcore outfit plays with rock and metal conventions while adding massive hooks that will no doubt boost their profile.
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.
Line up : Code Orange / Nicole Dollanganger / Twitching Tongues / Vein
Location : Chicago, IL
Venue : Bottomlounge
Date : June 28th, 2018