|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Alternative metal, industrial rock, industrial metal, electronic rock, synthpunk|
|Years active||1994–2005, 2010–present|
|Labels||Elementree, Reprise, D1 Music|
|Associated acts||Sexart, Julien-K, Drug for Joy, Trick Factory, Machine Gun Orchestra, Rough Cutt, Electric Love Hogs, Dead by Sunrise, Deadsy, Kill-O-Watt, TheSTART|
|Website||www.orgymusic.com, www.punkstatikparanoia.com, www.orgyband.com|
|Past members||Bobby Hewitt
- 1 History
- 2 Musical style and influences
- 3 Members
- 4 Related projects
- 5 Discography
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Orgy was formed in 1994 by vocalist Jay Gordon and guitarist Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck. Bassist Paige Haley, and drummer Bobby Hewitt soon completed the line-up. Derakh had previously gained some fame in the 1980s metal band Rough Cutt, and Hewitt was a former member of Electric Love Hogs. Gordon and Derakh were also experienced producers, having produced Coal Chamber's self-titled CD.
Candyass and Vapor Transmission
In 1998, Orgy released their debut album, Candyass, the name inspired by a drag queen they had met, selling almost two million copies. The album produced two singles; a cover of the New Order song "Blue Monday", and "Stitches". The song "Revival" featured Jonathan Davis of Korn.
Orgy made their live debut at EdgeFest, an annual radio show in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1998. They also appeared on the Family Values Tour with Korn, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Incubus, and Rammstein. They were featured on the live compilation album of the tour, released in 1999. Other tours with Love and Rockets and Sugar Ray followed.
Side work and Punk Statik Paranoia
In late 2003, guitarists Shuck and Derakh formed a side project, Julien-K, as an outlet for electronic material they had come up with during the writing process for Orgy. They released their first album, titled Death to Analog, in March 2009, and are producing Chester Bennington of Linkin Park's side project, Dead by Sunrise. Jay Gordon also remixed the Linkin Park track "Points of Authority", for their album Reanimation, where it was renamed "Pts.of.Athrty".
After the release of Vapor Transmission, Orgy left Reprise Records and had already severed ties with Elementree. Gordon started his own independent record label, D1 Music, releasing the band's third album, Punk Statik Paranoia in 2004.
Hiatus and return with new lineup
When asked for an Orgy update in late July 2008, Shuck informed fans that Orgy's return is still underway but their priority is getting the much delayed Julien-K album released. During a video interview at the annual Californian NAMM 2009 convention, Derakh mentioned a 2010 Orgy reunion.
On October 25, 2010, Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh informed on the Julien-K blog that "As of Oct. 26th we will no longer be part of Orgy. Jay will continue making music without the original members." 
On October 30, 2010, Jay Gordon released a statement via his official Facebook profile stating that he still owns the Orgy name and wants to continue forth creating new material for the band. Jay wrote that all previous members of the band were too busy with numerous side-projects to continue with the original band. "Everyone has been so busy with their different projects I figured this was the only way for me to continue on with the name. I started this band, and I don't want to let it fall to the wayside completely."
On November 7, 2011, Blabbermouth.net published a news story detailing the bitter feud between vocalist Gordon and guitarists Shuck and Derakh that has spiraled out of control after Gordon revealing his plans to assemble a band of musicians and begin touring under the name Orgy.
On February 3, 2012, it was announced that Orgy would embark on a five-week run titled the Bad Blood Tour. Vocalist Jay Gordon is the only original member of Orgy appearing on this tour;.
On August 4, 2012, Orgy linked to a 30 second demo of a new song, "Grime of the Century" via their Twitter and Facebook page. The song "Grime of the Century" was later made available on iTunes and the new Orgy website, www.orgymusic.com.
Orgy launched a crowdfunding campaign in August 2013 via Indiegogo.com with a $100,000 goal. Two months later, at the conclusion of the campaign, the band had only raised $8,739, falling short of their goal by over $91,000.
On February 23, 2014, the band announced through their official website that the new single “WIDE AWAKE AND DEAD” will be available through iTunes & Amazon on March 18, 2014. The "Wide Awake and Dead" video was filmed on April 22.
In an April 2 interview, Jay Gordon mentions that the first 6 song EP, titled "Welcome to My Girlfriend", will be released and followed by touring, only to be followed up with another 6 to 8 song EP. "Wide Awake and Dead", "Suck It!", "Monster", and "Spells" are confirmed song names.
Musical style and influences
The band are mainly described as alternative metal and industrial rock/industrial metal. Other genres the band have been categorized as include nu metal, electronic rock and synthpunk.
- Jay Gordon – vocals (1994–2005, 2010–present)
- Carlton Bost – guitar, (2011–present)
- Nic Speck – bass (2011–present)
- Bobby Amaro- drums (2013–present)
- Creighton Emrick - guitar synthesizer (2013–present)
- Bobby Hewitt – drums (1994–2005)
- Ryan Shuck – guitar (1994–2005)
- Amir Derakh – guitar synthesizer (1994–2005)
- Paige Haley – bass (1994–2005)
- Jamie Miller – drums (2011–2013)
- Ashburn Miller – guitar, g-synth, keyboard (2011–2013)
- Julien-K - a synth rock group founded by Derakh and Shuck in 2003. Their album Death to Analog was released on March 10, 2009.
- Dead by Sunrise - a band founded by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Derakh, and Shuck.
- Hellflower - a band founded by a longtime friend and Director of Activities Church, including Haley.
- kill-o-watt - Gordon's new dubstep side-project.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Punk Statik Paranoia||
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Fiction (Dreams in Digital)"||2000||—||6||—||38||—||—||—||—||Vapor Transmission|
|"The Obvious"||2003||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Punk Statik Paranoia|
|"Grime of the Century"||2012||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"Wide Awake and Dead"||2012||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
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- Official Orgy site
- Official Amir Derakh site
- Official Julien-K site
- D1 Music Network (Gordon's record label)
- Official Bobby Hewitt and brother video label
- Paige Haley at the Internet Movie Database
- Bobby Hewitt at the Internet Movie Database
- Trash the Stage interview with Jay Gordon
- The Second Supper Interview with Ryan Shuck