Code Orange Sign to Roadrunner Records



Code Orange
Code Orange

Roadrunner Records is excited to announce the signing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Code Orange. The fast-rising progressive hardcore/punk unit – Jami Morgan (Drums/Vocals), Eric Balderose (Guitar/Vocals), Reba Meyers (Guitar/Vocals), and Joe Goldman (Bass) – have captivated music fans and critics around the globe with their visionary, unrelenting aggression.


Code Orange embark on a U.S. trek with Deftones this May, before hitting the Summer festival circuit. Look for new tunes and UK dates later this year.


Code Orange first turned heads under the moniker Code Orange Kids with a series of tapes and 7-inch singles.  At just 17-18 years of age, the band released their 2012 groundbreaking debut LP, Love Is Love/Return To Dust. In 2014, with Code Orange approaching their 20’s, the band dropped “Kids” from their name to release their landmark second LP, I Am King, which Pitchfork asserted as “…the most forward-thinking post-hardcore record of 2014” and Kerrang! lauded as “an exciting glimpse of what rock could look like if more bands started looking forwards rather than backwards,” stating that Code Orange were “…the most exciting rock band in the world right now.” Rock Sound called the record “breathtaking” and declared, “This band are truly special. Dangerous, defiant, and deeply troubled, they stand apart in every way.” Metal Hammer concurred, saying, “It’s clear this is a special band,” while describing I Am King as “enthralling”.


As to the band’s live chops, a Kerrang! 5K live review raved, “A live show that has to be seen to be believed. Immersive, bitter, savage – in short, this is everything that punk rock spirit ought to be… if you want to see the future, it’s right here. And brighter than a thousand suns.” Ignoring all genre limitations, a fearless Code Orange have clearly staked their claim at the front of the pack.

Dave Rath, SVP of A&R at Roadrunner Records commented on the signing saying, “Now is the time for the next generation of heavy bands to take the torch and run with it. Code Orange is at the forefront of that generation, pushing the boundaries and changing perceptions of what heavy music will be for the future. As the premier lifestyle label in heavy music, Roadrunner Records is proud to announce Code Orange as part of a roster rich with a history of game-changing bands. This band is sure to change the game for all who follow.”

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!