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Gordon performing in 2015
|Also known as||Killowatt|
January 30, 1967 (age 51)|
San Francisco, California
|Genres||Industrial metal, electropunk, nu metal, alternative metal, industrial rock, gothic rock, dubstep|
Jay Gordon (born January 30, 1967) is an American singer and voice actor. He is best known as the lead singer and original member of the band Orgy which he founded in 1994.
Orgy's first release, 1998's Candyass, would prove to be a huge success, primarily fueled by the popularity of their cover of New Order's "Blue Monday", as well as that of their first single, "Stitches". The band would release singles of both during this period, which would contain numerous remixes of the songs, some of which were created by Gordon himself, a trend which would continue to occur throughout all of Orgy's subsequent single releases.
In 2000, Orgy released their second full-length album, Vapor Transmission, which, despite gaining a quite respectable sales performance, did not repeat the wild success of its predecessor.
The period following the release of Vapor Transmission proved to be a tumultuous period for the band. Orgy left Elementree and Reprise Records. Drummer Bobby Hewitt left the band in order to join his brother Fab Fernandez in the group Snake River Conspiracy, although he would eventually return. It would be four years between the release of Vapor Transmission and Orgy's third album, 2004's Punk Statik Paranoia.
In 2002, he performed the song Slept So Long for the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, due to contractual limitations which restricted composer Jonathan Davis from performing the vocals to his composed songs as they appeared upon the actual soundtrack (although Davis did, in fact, perform all musical tracks within the movie itself). Gordon has also appeared with his band Orgy on other soundtracks such as Zoolander, which featured the previously unreleased song Faces. Jay also remixed "Points of Authority", a song by Linkin Park from their album Hybrid Theory, for the latter's remix album Reanimation. This was entitled "Pts.OF.Athrty", which was released as the first and only single of Reanimation, and has achieved moderate success at the Billboard charts. He also voiced J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2.
In October 2010, members of Orgy collectively brought accusations against Gordon of having "fired the band." In response, Jay released a public statement denying the claims.
Orgy began a US tour in February 2012.
Orgy released a new single titled "Wide Awake and Dead" on March 18, 2014 & shot a video for "Wide Awake and Dead" on April 22.
Orgy released the first of two EP's in 2015 - Talk Sick, and an unnamed EP scheduled to be released in 2016.
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