It’s no secret that Pittsburgh rising heavy-music stars Code Orange love pro wrestling. Bandleader, drummer and vocalist Jamie Morgan has driven many miles — even right after getting back from a long tour — to attend WWE events. So it was major honor for him and his bandmates when, in 2017, they were invited to perform WWE wrestler Aleister Black’s entrance theme, along with Incendiary vocalist Brendan Garrone, at a NXT Takeover event in Brooklyn, New York.
Last night, August 11th, Code Orange continued their collaborative efforts with the WWE by lending wrestler Bray Wyatt a creepy, industrialized updated take on his theme. Wyatt returned to the ring for his first match under his new persona, “The Fiend,” at the SummerSlam PPV and the revised version of his previous theme was given its first airing. See official footage of his entrance to the ring soundtracked by Code Orange’s theme below.
Wyatt had been on a hiatus from wrestling, but had kept his fans engaged with a stream of strange vignettes from a mock children’s show called Firefly Fun House. These culminated in the reveal of his horrifying current mask, designed by FX legend Tom Savini and his team — who are also responsible for Slipknot singer Corey Taylor’s polarizing We Are Not Your Kind mask.
For their part, Code Orange are currently hard at work on the follow-up to acclaimed 2017 album Forever. It’s expected sometime early next year.