Dive into Code Orange’s new album, ‘Underneath’

    They played an album launch show to an empty venue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Code Orange new album Underneath
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    Hardcore outfit Code Orange have released their new album, Underneath.

    The uncompromising, genre-bending record is Code Orange’s second release on Roadrunner Records. It was previewed by the singles “Swallowing the Rabbit Whole” and “Sulfur Surrounding,” which received ambitious visual treatments.

    Drummer/singer Jami Morgan explained Underneath’s place in their discography to Kerrang! as such: “I see [2014 album] I Am King as the inception, [2017 album] Forever as the revenge and I see this record as the becoming.”

    “The record is about duality,” he added. “It’s about having to face yourself and having to face ourselves as a society in this super overcrowded, overexposed, totally all-consuming digital-based world that we live in, plus all the feelings, insecurities and consequences of living lives based on screens.”

    Code Orange were due to launch Underneath on March 14 at the Roxian Theatre in their native Pittsburgh, but the show was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Undeterred, the band performed in the empty venue and collaborated with videographer Hate5Six to livestream the show on Twitch, debuting several of their new songs and touring drummer in the process.

    Watch the archived album release livestream below:

    Watch LAST ONES LEFT: Fear of the End // 3.14 9pm EST from codeorangeofficial on www.twitch.tv

    And stream Underneath here: