Code Orange Receive Grammy Nomination for "Forever"

Pennsylvania hardcore locals, Code Orange, have been nominated for a Grammy. They will compete in the the Best Metal Performance category with the title track from their newest album, “Forever,” alongside their competitors, August Burns Red, Body Count, Meshuggah, and Mastodon.

This is a huge step for the hardcore community. Code Orange are the first hardcore band to be nominated for a Grammy since Hatebreed’s 2005 nomination for “Live For This,” (in the same category) and the second overall. As a genre that can be sort of confusing and hard to define, hardcore does not get as much public recognition as other similar genres. When it does, it is often reduced to just “punk” or “metal.”

Starting in 2008 as a group of young kids from Pennsylvania, going by the name Code Orange Kids, none of their fans could have expected their popularity to reach the level it has. Code Orange, however, have proceeded to put hardcore on the map in 2017.

As the band quickly picked up popularity, they released “Forever” in January and did a US tour in support of it, following with their yearly traditional performance at This is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia in July. The band performed WWE wrestler Aleister Black’s entrance theme with Incendiary’s Brendan Garrone as he walked out on national television in August. (above)

These talented, hard-working individuals are finally seeing their successes pay off.

Welcome to The New Reality.

Watch the music video for Code Orange’s  Grammy-nominated single, “Forever,” below.


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