Grammy-nominated band Code Orange have announced “UNDER THE SKIN,” a brand-new livestream event, which follows their groundbreaking empty venue record release show livestream, “LAST ONES LEFT: In Fear of The End.” Set to broadcast live via Code Orange’s Twitch channel on July 30th, “UNDER THE SKIN” will see Code Orange delivering a full band, stripped down and re-imagined presentation of tracks spanning their entire catalogue. Conceptually akin to classic MTV Unplugged performances, but with nightmarish digital twists and turns, “UNDER THE SKIN” will broadcast live from The Theatre Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band teased the announcement with an animated video piece on their social media last night following their bi-weekly Twitch livestream series, “YOU AND YOU ALONE.” Exclusive merch along with a new limited-edition vinyl pressing of Code Orange’s new LP, UNDERNEATH, will be available during the livestream event via Code Orange’s Webstore.
Earlier this year Code Orange’s revolutionary hour-long livestream, “LAST ONES LEFT: IN FEAR OF THE END,” saw the band delivering a powerful performance interspersed with cinematic imagery to nearly 13,000 concurrent viewers, with it quickly trending Top 15 on Twitter in the United States.
The band’s new album UNDERNEATH is available now on all streaming platforms, and features the singles – “Swallowing The Rabbit Whole,” “Underneath,” and “Sulfur Surrounding.” Produced by Code Orange’s Jami Morgan and Nick Raskulinecz with co-producer Will Yip, UNDERNEATH features additional programming from Chris Vrenna, and was mixed by Yip and Code Orange’s Eric ‘Shade’ Balderose. UNDERNEATH has already staked its claim as one of the year’s top album earning “Best of 2020 So Far” accolades from: Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Stereogum, Revolver, Consequence of Sound, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and more. NPR declared “[it] devours a body of extreme sounds — sludge, noise, metallic hardcore, doom, grunge, industrial and whatever else it takes to make the mosh pit swarm — to make uncompromisingly chaotic metal.” Stereogum detailed UNDERNEATH as “a conceptual piece about online poisoning…” adding, “the experience of hearing it on headphones is akin to getting torn limb from limb by cybernetic terminators,” while the The FADER attested, “Code Orange sound like no other metal band around right now. Underneath is their shot at the stars.” The UK’s Metal Hammer gave UNDERNEATH a perfect 10 out of 10 album review, hailing the LP as “a 1,000 ft neon signpost for the rest of the metal world to follow, the first classic record of the decade.” Kerrang! awarded UNDERNEATH a flawless 5K review declaring the album, “one of the most powerful, cathartic, creatively satisfying and bruisingly heavy records of its age,” with Rolling Stone praising Code Orange’s, “cutting melodies and the group’s balance of industrial rattle and shock-treatment guitar riffs.” Revolver affirmed, “The record is one of the most colossal and best sounding hardcore-adjacent albums of all time.”