Grammy-nominated group CODE ORANGE has surprise-released a new digital EP. Titled "The Hurt Will Go On", it includes two new tracks, "3 Knives" and "The Hunt", with the the latter featuring a guest appearance by SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor. The final track on the EP is "The Hurt Will Go On", which is a remix of the Pittsburgh-based group's song "Hurt Goes On" helmed by guitarist and vocalist Shade. "Hurt Goes On" was featured on the widely acclaimed LP "Forever", which earned CODE ORANGE a Grammy nomination and topped several "Best of 2017" lists.
Recorded with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, "The Hurt Will Go On" finds CODE ORANGE continuing their prolific assault, arriving closely behind the release of their Adult Swim Singles Series track, "Only One Way", and its accompanying remix, "only1(the hard way)".
Teasing the impending new EP, CODE ORANGE launched The Hunt, an online game comprised of a series cryptic challenges through which winners could register to receive an unknown prize. This week winners received their prize, a custom CODE ORANGE panther USB loaded with "The Hurt Will Go On", two USB exclusive remixes from drumcorps and Arthur Rizk, and the first installment of a multiple part documentary titled "My World".
The release of the new CODE ORANGE EP coincides with the start of the band's North American tour, which kicks off Friday (June 22) in Boston, Massachusetts. Support on the trek will come from TWITCHING TONGUES and VEIN. "The New Reality Tour" will also feature special guests WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL, SHOW ME THE BODY, GHOSTEMANE, NICOLE DOLLANGANGER, DISEMBODIED and TRAIL OF LIES on select dates.
CODE ORANGE drummer/singer Jami Morgan told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the band spent most of the days earlier this year writing and working in the studio.
"As long as we're inspired… we don't want to force anything out," he said. "The only reason we're doing this is because we are inspired. If we ran out of ideas, we would have to sit back and chill and figure it out, because I don't want to put stuff out that I regret. I also feel the urgency to keep going."