Pennsylvania’s own Code Orange has received a formal letter of congratulations from Commonwealth Governor Tom Wolf. Wolf recently sent a letter to the band on official letterhead with the commonwealth seal in recognition for the Grammy-nominated record Forever in the best metal performance category.
This is the first time any metal band has received recognition from a sitting Commonwealth Governor. Tom Wolf, who hails from the very metal unfriendly York County, is not known for his love of heavy metal. However, as noted in his letter, “music transcends culture, age and race, uniting communities” so it could very well be that Governor Wolf has been drawn into the world of extreme music with Code Orange as the gateway. Code Orange hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been an incredible city for metal music for many years and continues to draw attention and bands to its vibrant metal scene.
The band’s 2017 release on Roadrunner Records, Forever, was selected as one of 2017’s Top Metal records according to industry vet Bram Teitelman right here at Metal Insider. Their latest single “Only One Way” was recorded at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and released via Adult Swim singles. Studio 4 has been the recording home to many metal artists including Life of Agony and is owned by Temple University grad and Grammy Award winner Phil Nicolo.
The band will be performing live in Millvale, PA at Mr. Smalls Theatre on June 1 in a show that is near guaranteed to sell out.