ORGY Parts Ways With Guitarist ASHBURN MILLER

ORGY Parts Ways With Guitarist ASHBURN MILLER

ORGY, the reactivated "death pop" band from California, has parted ways with guitarist Ashburn Miller.

Said Miller in a statement: "Over the past few months, I've come to a tough decision to step away from ORGY to focus on production/engineering. With new acts and the amount of energy I put into things I work on, it wouldn't be fair to ORGY to have one foot in and that just isn't how I work, unfortunately.

"There's nothing negative here — the guys understand and know that I will always be in their lives creatively as well as personally, and there is nothing but love for everyone of them as well as all of you that Ive met out there on the road during my amazing time with the guys.

"I wasn't going to say anything and just kind of disappear into space, but you've all been so supportive of this new lineup and what we are trying to accomplish out there that I felt like at least if nothing else saying THANK YOU!!!!

"Obviously I'll continue writing music and who knows where it all ends up in the future? I don't pretend to know, but right now I just wanted to make sure to say thank you!! And wish nothing but great things for the band as well as you amazing fans out there."

Added the remaining members of the group: "Ashburn is and will always be family!! He has brought a replacement player that looks great, plays great and sings his butt off, so he has not run off and left the band high and dry. He has been working with the new member for some time teaching him all his parts etc. Ash has tons of class!!"

ORGY recently launched an Indiegogo campaign with a goal set of raising $100,000 in 60 days. Money raised will be spent on recording, production, distribution, music videos, touring and even starting a new record label to bring new music to the rest of the world. So far the campaign has raised less than $8,000, with three days remaining.

Originally formed in 1997, ORGY was signed to KORN's label Elementree Records and released its debut album, "Candyass", in 1998. Featuring two hit singles — a cover of the NEW ORDER song "Blue Monday" and "Stitches" — along with the song "Revival" featuring Jonathan Davis of KORN, the CD went on to sell almost two million copies. ORGY appeared on the Family Values Tour with KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, ICE CUBE, INCUBUS and RAMMSTEIN and was featured on the live compilation album from the tour released in 1999. Their second album, the science fiction-themed "Vapor Transmission", was released in 2000 featuring the singles "Fiction (Dreams in Digital)" and "Opticon" and the band later released the song "Faces" for the soundtrack to the movie "Zoolander".

Joining vocalist and sole remaining original member Jay Gordon in ORGY's current lineup are Carlton Bost (DEADSY, THE DREAMING, LUNARCLICK) on guitar, Nic Speck (RUN RUN RUN) on bass and Bobby Amaro on drums.

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