Article by Emily Montoya

SACRAMENTO—You remember them. The year was 1997, when a group of talented alt metal musicians became a band. A year later, their album Candyass went platinum. Their songs “Blue Monday” (a New Order cover) and “Stitches” were played so frequently, they retired on MTV’s TRL at number one. The band was Orgy. Seven years off the grid, and they’re back in full force with new talent and fresh ideas.

Well, at least part of them are. Two of the original three members are not at all happy with Jay Gordon taking the Orgy name and touring with it, with new members. Past guitarist Ryan Shuck stated on his Facebook page, “We have too much respect for what we all created TOGETHER to stand by and watch it turn into a COVER band that goes out and fools our fans into buying tickets, thinking they are going to see the REAL band ORGY.”

Gordon seems to have no intention of recreating Orgy with the original members (see Blabbermouth story below), so we went to see the new version.

Saturday night and the winter chill crept upon us. The RockRag crew was sitting on the balcony of Sacramento’s Social nightclub, prepping to interview the new Orgy. Original vocalist Jay Gordon, bassist Nic Speck (Run Run Run), guitarists Carlton Bost and Ashburn Miller (both from Deadsy) walked onto the open balcony, taking seats on the couch. Drummer Bobby Amaro walked over to where I sat and introduced himself, then took a seat with the rest of the band. As Orgy spoke of their new songs, including “Suck It,” it was with humility. They’re all very talented and down to earth.

Later in the night. Orgy took the stage just below Social at Assembly on K, another music venue. Fans of all ages flocked to the stage. Playing both new and old tracks, Orgy held the audience’s attention, and had them craving more. The band shared their new songs with fans that have waited seven years to see their beloved Orgy again. It’s not easy to disappear from the scene for almost a decade and still be able to fill a large venue with fans! Gordon was full of energy, keeping the crowd pumped. With a few minor technical difficulties, Jay Gordon’s Orgy presented an incredible show, and Orgy fans, decked out in band shirts, black tights, studs and pleather had a kickass time.

Currently Orgy has an IndieGogo campaign to create their own record label (not only to put out their own records, but to also sign new talent). You can contribute below. Check out their new music on their website. If you want to be a part of creating the Orgy record label, you can.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/orgy-music

http://orgymusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/OrgyMusic/177885225646095

https://twitter.com/OrgyOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/user/OrgyMusic

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Read more about the Orgy rift at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-orgy-members-slam-singer-jay-gordon-for-pulling-an-axl-rose/#7JFQcPQwgMiZXbhR.99.

 

 

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