Orgy

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August 19, 2022

Orgy are an alternative metal band formed in Los Angeles (California). Their music has been specifically described as "death pop" or "space core", and often also referred to as cyber metal or industrial metal.

History of the group

The band was formed in 1997 by singer Jay Gordon and guitarist Ryan Shuck who, with Jonathan Davis, were in the band Sexart, assisting in any songs from Korn's record company, Elementree Records. Bassist Paige Haley, guitarist Amir Derakh and drummer Bobby Hewitt completed the lineup. All of them were veterans of the late 80s / early 90s hair metal scene in Los Angeles. Derakh had previously gained fame in the 1980s in the heavy metal band Rough Cutt and the Jailhouse, and was a member of Electric Love Hogs. Gordon and Derakh were also expert producers. Six months after their founding they were hired by Elementree Records with whom they began producing demos and performing in small shows. In 1998 their debut album, Candyass, was released, and with it their first single, Stitches, however, beaten in sales by the second single, New Order cover, Blue Monday. Orgy made their live debut at EdgeFest, Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1998 and joined the Family Values ​​Tour with Korn, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Incubus and Rammstein. Their second album, called Vapor Transmission, was released in 2000 with the singles Fiction (Dreams in Digital) and Opticon. After this release, Orgy left Reprise Records for Gordon's label D1 Music. With this house they released their third album, Punk Statik Paranoia, in 2004. In 2001 Orgy appeared as a guest star in an episode of the American television series Charmed (episode 3.18, "The Box of Sins"), in which they played Opticon.

Training

Jay Gordon - vocals (1996-2004, 2010-present) Carlton Bost - guitar (2011-present) Ashburn Miller - guitar, keyboard (2011-present) Nic Speck - bass (2011-present) Jamie Miller - drums (2011-present) Former components Bobby Hewitt - drums (1996-2004) Ryan Shuck - guitar (1996-2004) Amir Derakh - guitar synth (1996-2004) Paige Haley - bass (1996-2004)

Discography

Studio album

1998 - Candyass 2000 - Vapor Transmission 2004 - Punk Statik Paranoia

EP

2006 - Blue Monday EP 2007 - Vague EP 2015 - Talk Sick

Notes

Bibliography

Mario Ruggeri and Claudio Sorge, The practical guides of Noise - Metal, Pavia, Apache Edizioni, 2000.

External links

Official site, on orgymusic.com. OrgyMusic (channel), on YouTube. Orgy, on Last.fm, CBS Interactive. (EN) Orgy, on AllMusic, All Media Network. Orgy, on Discogs, Zink Media. (EN) Orgy, on MusicBrainz, MetaBrainz Foundation. (EN) Orgy, on SecondHandSongs. Orgysongs, on SoundCloud. Orgy, on Billboard. Orgy, on the Internet Movie Database, IMDb.com.