It’s been two long years since Pittsburgh metallica hardcore trailblazers Code Orange offered up their milestone third album (their second under the name Code Orange) Forever, which won universe acclaim and massively elevated the band’s status within the heavy-music underworld. Since its release, the band has kept busy, however. They dropped an EP, The Hurt Will Go on, featuring a guest appearance by Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor on the song “The Hunt.” They unveiled a bizarre, low-fi documentary, My World, both online and via VHS cassette. They wrote a new theme song with WWE wrestler Bray Wyatt, a.k.a. The Fiend, and collaborated with alternative-rap experimentalists Injury Reserve and Jpegmafia. And they toured a lot, as is their way.
Yet, the questions remain: When will the band release a new full-length and how will they follow up the creative nail bomb that was Forever? Those answers may be coming soon — but first there are even more questions. Code Orange just pepper-coated the internet with a trail of cryptic teasers and obscure clues in the form of an array of noise-punctuated video clips and a very mysterious new interactive website whatisreallyunderneath.com. Visit now and see if you can ferret out the meaning behind all the madness. There are television monitors, windows, bunnies, a reception center and more to be clicked. There’s a sliding tile puzzle. There’s a place to enter a code. There’s reportedly a hidden phone number, and exclusive merch to be uncovered. Tying into it all, the band also revealed the latest incarnation of its iconic panther-head logo: blue and glassy, it recalls the aesthetic around Dillinger Escape Plan’s final album, Dissociation. We look forward to big things to come.
— Code Orange (@codeorangetoth) December 19, 2019