Code Orange Announce ‘Back Inside the Glass’ Livestream Concert

Code Orange have made the most of their livestream events in 2020 and will add to that with their upcoming “Back Inside the Glass” all-immersive environmental experiences later this month.

The group will be staging a live show in the center of “awe-inspiring virtual landscapes,” providing a unique backdrop for their performance. The virtual event will take place on Oct. 31 at 4PM ET / 1PM PT.

In addition, fans will enjoy sets from special guests Machine Girl, Year of the Knife (playing their Internal Incarceration album in full) and Jesus Piece.

Tickets for Code Orange’s “Back Inside the Glass,” including VIP packages with special virtual fan experiences where viewers can be digitally projected into the venue, are currently on sale at LIVE.CODEORANGETOTH.COM. All purchasing tickets will get an instant download of “The Cutter,” a previously unreleased track from the Underneath album sessions.

Fans can also tune in at 3:00PM EST / 12:00PM PST for MUDBANGERS BALL (Vol.2), a special livestream pre-show hosted by Riki Rachtman featuring interviews and new heavy music videos, reimagining a beloved format.

Code Orange vocalist Jami Morgan says, “We are very excited to present the next chapter of the Code Orange live streaming experiment. We are hoping to deliver something on a whole new level with ‘Back Inside the Glass’ and are glad to have our brothers and sisters in Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife and Machine Girl along with us.”

Jesus Piece’s Luis Aponte remarked, “Code Orange made themselves the innovators of this,” adding, “If we were going to do a livestream, we’re going to do it right.”

“No one could have predicted what this year would bring or how it would devastate live music,” noted Year of the Knife bassist Madison Watkins. “In a world without touring, we have to keep pushing to find ways to connect and keep the momentum, and Code Orange is leading the pack in terms of innovating and creating new experiences.”

Machine Girl’s Matt Stephenson offered, “This is the first Machine Girl ‘live’ set since the beginning of the pandemic and I’m excited that it’s happening alongside Code Orange.”

The livestream comes on the heels of their Under the Skin stripped down virtual performance that was turned into a digital live album. Check here to pick it up. Code Orange also issued their latest studio album, Underneath, earlier this year and it’s available here.

Code Orange “Back Inside the Glass” Livestream

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Code Orange, “Back Inside the Glass” Trailer

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The 66 Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century

Since 2000, metal has shape-shifted drastically. From primal nu-metal and core anthems, to the zenith of tech-death and prog, to a revival of classic thrash and occult doom, and post-genre amalgamations filled with contrary dynamics, metal remains the most innovative and fascinating subculture on the planet.

Metal ain’t dead, folks. It’s just evolved at speeds never seen before in popular culture.

Looking deep into the 21st century, we’ve pulled metal’s most important and influential gems from Y2K to present day. While enough time has passed for tracks like Tool‘s “Lateralus,” System of a Down‘s “Chop Suey!” and Opeth‘s “Blackwater Park” to reach iconic status, we’ve also given love to more recent cuts which forced metal to expand its horizons. You’ll find tracks by genre benders such as Scarlxrd, Zeal & Ardor and Babymetal, who sprouted new branches on metal’s family tree to mass acclaim, setting themselves up for possible legendary status in the near future.

The 21st century has been a diverse and experimental one, so delve deep by checking out our picks for The 66 Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century in the gallery below.

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Code Orange Announce ‘Under the Skin’ Acoustic Album Release

Code Orange rocked fans with an acoustic livestream performance, and now that performance is the subject of a new album release. Under the Skin will arrive this Friday (Sept. 4) as a digital album, chronicling the performance, and to get the ball rolling, the band has also now shared their video for their cover of Alice in Chains’ “Down in a Hole” (as seen below).

Seeming similar to the long-running MTV Unplugged series, the Under the Skin livestream added a few digital twists and turns to the action. The band will also be issuing limited edition Under the Skin merch including a DVD of the performance to go along with the digital release. Check the band’s webstore for pre-order options.

The Under the Skin arrival adds to a big year that already included the release of their Underneath album. The set includes the singles “Swallowing the Rabbit Whole,” “Underneath” and “Sulfur Surrounding,” with the latter track also being represented on the Under the Skin acoustic set. You can pick up the Underneath album here.

In other Code Orange news, the band appeared earlier this summer at the WWE’s NXT Takeover: In Your House. The group has enjoyed ties to the wrestling scene, previously offering “Let Me In” as an entry theme for “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt.

Code Orange, “Down in a Hole”

Code Orange, Under the Skin Artwork + Track Listing

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1. bleeding in the blur
2. who i am
3. autumn + carbine
4. (bugs)
5. ugly
6. only one
7. (quarantine)
8. down in a hole
9. (peace)
10. dreams 1 + 2
11. (dr3am)
12. sulfur surrounding
13. under the skin
14. hurt3

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