Code Orange might be WWE’s favorite band.
From performing with their buddies in Incendiary at NXT Takeover Brooklyn, to their mid-pandemic show at NXT Takeover: In Your House, Code Orange’s history with wrestling goes deep. It’s a perfect match, Code Orange’s heavy-hitting music goes well with what happens in the ring, creating a unison that defines what the WWE is about.
They’ve also built up a great relationship with WWE superstar Bray Wyatt, having previously contributed the theme for his Fiend persona.
A year went by with Bray Wyatt not competing in the WWE, but this past October he made his redebut at Extreme Rules. Months of cryptic puzzles and messages carried on teasing the debut, and when he finally showed up, he did not disappoint.
It was also clear he was a changed man, no longer coming to the ring as The Fiend or the Wyatt Family patriarch. His demeanor and personality were way different, so it makes perfect sense that he would come down to the ring with a new entrance theme.
Pretty clearly from jump it’s a Code Orange tune, Jami Morgan’s voice is unmistakable. The theme song, “Shatter,” feels like a perfect intersection of both Wyatt’s new incarnation and where Code Orange are as a band. The song sounds like it takes influence from Fragile-era Nine Inch Nails, equally grandiose as it is twisted.
Morgan pushes his voice to places it hasn’t gone before on the song’s chorus, singing, “Die for me brother, Love one another, Lie for me brother, Use me for cover.” The song ends with an extremely heavy bridge, closing the loop.
Code Orange and Bray Wyatt have one major thing in common: an incredible commitment to their creative vision. Both have had their share of criticism from fans not understanding their vision, and neither have wavered in seeing it through to the end.
Hear the song for yourself below.