Code Orange have surprise-released a new digital EP, The Hurt Will Go on, complete with two crushing new songs — "3 Knives" and "The Hunt," the latter featuring Slipknot and Stone Sour's Corey Taylor, a longtime outspoken fan of the band. The EP, which was produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Arctic Monkeys), also includes "The Hurt Will Go on (Shade Remix)," an industrialized re-imagining of Code Orange's "Hurt Goes on," off their 2017 album Forever, helmed by the band's guitarist/vocalist Shade.
In advance of the new EP, Code Orange launched an online game they dubbed "The Hunt," made up of a series of cryptic challenges leading successful participants to register to receive an unidentified prize. This week, winners got that prize — a custom Code Orange panther USB loaded with The Hurt Will Go on, plus two USB-exclusive remixes from drumcorps and Arthur Rizk (Sumerlands, Eternal Champion) and the first installment of a multiple-part documentary titled My World.
The EP presages the start of Code Orange's North American headline tour tomorrow (June 22nd) in Boston, with support from Twitching Tongues and Vein. "The New Reality Tour" also features special guests Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Show Me the Body, Ghostemane, Nicole Dollanganger, Disembodied and Trail of Lies on select dates. See the full itinerary here, and if you haven't already, read our recent interview with Code Orange bandleader Jamie Morgan on tour's diverse lineup.