The recently renamed Code Orange have released a new track entitled “My World” off of their upcoming sophomore LP, I Am King, in conjunction with the opening of pre-orders for the record as well as announcements for an upcoming Fall tour with direct support from Los Angeles metallic hardcore act Twitching Tongues and indirect support from peers (Soul Search, War Hungry, Nails, Discourse, Axis and Blistered) whose appearances will vary by tour date. Aside from the trimming of denomination, the first two singles released for I Am King so far, the title track along with this most recent number, feature a similar change (in my opinion, for the better), narrowing down the band’s technical metalcore assault for a simpler approach that still retains the band’s experimental edge. Stream “My World” exclusively over at Alternative Press here, peep the poster and details for Code Orange’s upcoming tour below and pre-order I Am King via Deathwish Inc. here. Continue reading
Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) have announced that they will release their new album I Am King this September. As a huge fan of the band, I am beyond stoked that I will be getting some new tunes from them this year. The band has also announced why they have dropped the “kids” from their band name. You can check out the track listing for the album after the jump and read a statement from the band. Continue reading
As previously reported, Every Time I Die plan to go on one more U.S headlining run before devoting time to their new album. The band have officially revealed the dates for the Winter tour, with tickets and bundles being made available here. Every Time I Die will see direct support from the likes of Letlive and Code Orange Kids. You can find the full schedule after the break.
Los Angeles metalcore heavyweights Terror have announced dates for an upcoming October tour alongside Toronto punk group Fucked Up, Pittsburgh experimental hardcore act Code Orange Kids and Dallas crossover maniacs Power Trip. Peep the dates and details above and be sure to catch Terror on their remaining dates on the All Stars Tour.
Canadian hardcore bastards Burning Love have embarked on a month long North American tour that will see the band punishing ear holes in a city near you. The tour will see the band sharing the stage with the likes of Cellos, Heiress and even the mighty Swans at their appearance at Sled Island in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Check out the remaining tour dates below and stream their 2012 record Rotten Thing to Say.
Pittsburgh, PA hardcore group, Code Orange Kids, are currently streaming a new track entitled “VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)”. The latest entry in a narrative series of songs, “VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)” is part of an upcoming four-way split release between Run For Cover and Topshelf Records featuring the likes of Tigers Jaw, The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and Self Defense Family set to be released the 23rd of February, tomorrow. In addition, the Kids are set to perform at a variety of shows, including festival dates as well as support dates alongside Anti-Flag and Circle Takes The Square, full details below. Stream Code Orange Kids’s topically-arranged, narrative series of songs including the most recent “VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)” below and pre-order the split digitally here or via Run For Cover Records or Topshelf Records. Continue reading
I’ve never wanted to live in Tennessee until now. The 2013 Scion Rock Fest will be held on June 1st of this year in Memphis and the lineup that has been revealed is just orgasmic. Those attending will get to see the likes of the Melvins, Testament, The Causalities, Code Orange Kids, A Life Once Lost, Gigan and many more. Check out the full lineup below and someone, anyone, take with you!
Deathwish Inc have released a free 26 track Spring sampler that features bands from Deathwish’s own roster as well as those of their distributed labels (Black Market Activities, React!, etc). The sampler features the likes of Gaza, Code Orange Kids, Narrows, Heiress, Single Mothers and others. It also features unreleased material from Cold Cave, Loma Prieta, AC4 and more. Take advantage of this offer and download it RIGHT NOW!
Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.
The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.
Hot off the trails of their debut full length, Love Is Love//Return To Dust , the Pennsylvanian hardcore maniacs in Code Orange Kids are poised to support Los Angeles hardcore heavyweights Terror and New York hardcore veterans H2O along with the groovy New York Backtrack for a full 29 date tour across the U.S. The legendary Bane as well as Maine-based metallic hardcore act Cruel Hand are expected to guest on select dates. Peep the full details below. Continue reading
Code Orange Kids are currently streaming their Deathwish Inc. debut, Love is Love//Return to Dust, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The record doesn’t come out until the 20th but you can go ahead and get your fix of Converge inspired, blistering hardcore! It’s a pretty solid release in my opinion. Check it out and MOSH.
Also, be sure to check out Code Orange Kids on tour with Gaza and Full of Hell.
Toxicbreed’s Funhouse, the premiere underground hardcore blog, is currently streaming its Casa De Diversion Covers Vol. II compilation via bandcamp. Featuring bands like Weekend Nachos covering Jellyroll Rockheads, Disgrace covering Sepultura, and Jungle Juice covering Void, the covers compilation is a thirty track romp showcasing some of the most prominent hardcore acts today and their unique takes on various covers as well as some surprise covers from bands not relatively hardcore at all. Did I mention that the covers comp is slated to be released for free download as well? Stream the awesome comp below.
Code Orange Kids have just released a new music video for the song “Flowermouth (the leech)”. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming Deathwish Inc full length, “Love Is Love // Return To Dust”.
The new video is directed by the same guy who did their last video My Body Is A Well. Much like this band’s music, the new video is not too dissimilar from their last, but I actually think it’s much better. I really really like this video. It’s fantastically shot (even though I have no idea what the visuals are supposed to represent). The song is solid too so that always helps.
These youngster are making quite the impact on the scene right now. They are receiving a lot of praise and a lot of hate. Share your thoughts on COK in the comment section.
P.S. If you like these guys, make sure to check out these bootlegs I filmed of them from SXSW.
– Josh Huddleston
Gaza have announced an extensive US headlining tour in support of their phenomenal new record, No Absolutes in Human Suffering. Supporting the Utah chaotic hardcore act on this trek are Code Orange Kids and Full of Hell. Awesome lineup I know! The tour will run from November 13th though December 14th. If you want your senses to be annihilated then go see Gaza live, you will not regret it. Check out the dates below.
This young (and by “young”, I mean the members are just out of High School) Pittsburgh band has recently making a name for themselves in the hardcore world. Code Orange Kids’ catalog of EP’s and 7″ singles have provided enough quality content to get fans practically begging for a full length record. Well, beg no more peons! Deathwish Inc will release the Kurt Ballou produced Love Is Love // Return to Dust full length debut from Code Orange Kids on November 20th. To double your excitement, the band has released a track from the upcoming record which can be streamed at this location. “Liars // Trudge”‘s initial ten seconds is a barrage of violent hardcore bursts that leads into a slow building bass laden section. Vocals are screamed in the background while swirling guitar feedback and noises slowly fade in and finally give way to a mid-tempo dirge of delicious heaviness. Basically this track is a ripper. It will definitely rattle your bones. Check it out now damn it!