Orgy

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    Orgy band photo 2012
    from left: Ashburn Miller, Carlton Bost, Jay Gordon, Jamie Miller and Nick Speck

Orgy Biography

Originally formed in 1997 in Los Angeles, California USA, the Industrial Alternative-Metal band Orgy began with vocalist Jay Gordon, guitarist Ryan Shuck, synth-guitairist Amir Derakh, bassist Paige Haley and drummer Bobby Hewitt.

The quintet issued their debut album, "Candyass", in the summer of 1998, on Elementree Records, the label owned by Korn. The record showcased a new style of music, a mixture of Metal, Electro-Rock and Techno; it included a couple of hit singles: "Stitches", which broke into the top 20 of the Billboard's Modern Rock chart, but it was New Order's cover "Blue Monday" that gave them popularity in the U.S. and Canada, the song peaked at #4 on The Modern Rock Tracks and helped send the album to #1 on Billboard Magazine's Top Heatseekers chart and into the top 40 of The Billboard 200, with certified sales of one million copies.

The band returned in August of 2000 with a new single titled "Fiction (Dreams In Digital)", it quickly rose to the #6 spot on The Modern Rock chart while their sophomore album, "Vapor Transmission", reached the #16 position on The Billboard 200 chart. The follow-up single, "Opticon", entered The Modern Rock chart at #26.

After a prolonged dry spell and various side-projects, in February 2004 Orgy came back together to independently release "Punk Statik Paranoia"; the set rose to #11 on the Top Independent Albums chart but the main single, "The Obvious", failed to dent the chart.

In 2012 Orgy returned with their first new single in seven years, "Grime Of The Century". Joining vocalist and sole remaining original member Jay Gordon in the band's new line-up are guitarists Carlton Bost and Ashburn Miller, bassist Nic Speck and drummer Jamie Miller.
Ashburn Miller announced his departure from the band in October 2013 to focus on a career in production + engineering; he was replaced by guitarist Creighton Emrick. The band also replaced Jamie Miller with new drummer Bobby Amaro.

In March 2014 Orgy put out another stand-alone single: "Wide Awake And Dead".

 

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    The band line-up 2004