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Orgy Returning to the Stage With New Members

Jay Gordon of Orgy
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If you ever wondered what happened to Orgy (the band), whose single ‘Stitches’ and cover version of New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ infected your ears in 1998, you can stop wondering. Frontman Jay Gordon has assembled a new group of musicians under the name Orgy and the band is set to play a number of shows in February and March.

The band is still fronted by Gordon but now includes Deadsy guitarist Carlton Bost, ex-Deadsy guitarist Ashburn Miller, … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead drummer Jamie Miller, and Run Run Run bassist Nic Speck.

Through the band’s official Facebook page, Gordon released a statement in November 2011 stating to Orgy fans, “So don’t freak out on me, but I decided to put a band together and do the Orgy thing again. I’m not saying I wouldn’t consider playing with the all original lineup at some point, and there has been correspondence between the original members, and myself.”

He goes on to say, “This situation is a good thing, and not intended to piss anyone off or anything. I have spoken to Amir, and Bobby about the situation, and neither seemed to be angry in any way. Bobby is making movies, and Amir and Ry are doing JK. I am friends with all of the OG cast, so please don’t trip. I will keep everyone posted as i know more. Thanks for being UNDERSTANDING….. :”

Former Orgy guitarist and synthesizer Amir Derakh released his own statement saying “Ryan & I have both discussed recently with a booking agent representing a possible Orgy tour that we wanted to be apart of it. We only had two Conditions: 1) To have AS MANY of the original members involved as possible. 2) That [Jay's father] Lou Gordon not be involved.”

Guitarist Ryan Shuck had some choice words on the topic which he also revealed on Facebook by saying “Orgy – the actual BAND Orgy – is NOT “ok” with this “new” Orgy “thing”. We think its ridiculous. Seems like an Axl Rose move to us, and we don’t want to be associated with it at all. We have told Jay for 5 years that we would be happy to do the REAL Orgy – with ALL the original members, and all the original unique gear that makes Orgy such an amazing live act.”

Schuck goes on to say “Orgy is a BAND. Thats why its COOL. It isn’t a PERSON.” Regardless if you agree with Schuck or not, Orgy will be playing a bunch of shows –  for a full list of dates and cities, go here.

Check Out Orgy’s Video for ‘Blue Monday’

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