Pittsburgh hardcore band Code Orange, recently signed to Roadrunner Records (under the Warner umbrella), played the Carolina Rebellion festival in North Carolina last weekend and launches a three-week tour opening for the Deftones tonight (May 10). Those stops include the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta (May 15) and Rock on the Range in Columbus (May 22).
The band, which started at CAPA Pittsburgh as the Code Orange Kids in 2008, is still touring behind an acclaimed second album for Deathwish, "I Am King," that was deemed by Pitchfork to be "the most forward-thinking post-hardcore record of 2014."
Now consisting of Jami Morgan (drums, vocals), Eric Balderose (guitar, vocals), Reba Meyers (guitar, vocals) and Joe Goldman (bass), Code Orange will release its Roadrunner debut in the fall.
"Now is the time for the next generation of heavy bands to take the torch and run with it," Dave Rath, SVP of A&R at Roadrunner Records, said of the signing. "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."
Its new labelmates include Slipknot, Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, Gojira, Opeth, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage and...the Steve Miller Band.