Photo courtesy of Hans Christian Terslin
To say that Pittsburgh's Code Orange is having a good year would be a criminal understatement.
Since we last spoke
to the band's drummer/vocalist Jami Morgan, the group has graced the covers of Revolver
have put out collaborative tracks with members of Megadeth; and had a hand in creating a ToonTrack Doom/Core midi pack. In addition to packing rooms on headlining tours, CO has performed in Europe, with System of a Down; supported Gojira on a full U.S. tour; and is currently on tour with hardcore legends Hatebreed.
Code Orange's Forever
landed on Rolling Stone
's Top 50 Albums of the Year List, and the band performed "Bleeding in the Blur" live to open up WWE's highly anticipated NXT Takeover III: Brooklyn, in addition to performing Aleister Black's entrance music live. Code Orange is the first band to perform live at a WWE event.
If all of these impressive accolades were not enough, the band has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance for its titular track off 2017's Forever
. This makes Code Orange the first rock band from Pittsburgh nominated for a Grammy, and arguably the first hardcore band nominated for a Grammy.
Anyone who has been paying attention to Code Orange since its inception in 2008 knows that this success is not a fluke. The band has been tirelessly hustling since day one to make moves and push musical boundaries, always pushing to be the best band possible. From playing shows at the original Mr. Roboto Project and 222 Ormsby and touring on high school breaks to easily selling out the Rex Theater on Jan. 13 this year, the band has been burning a clear path to success, a road lined with blood and sweat and fierce dedication.
This is Code Orange's world, after all. We're just living in it.