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ORTHODOX eplore the depths of nu-metal with “Soaking Nerves”

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In the throbbing heart of Nashville, far from the city’s signature laid-back country twang, ORTHODOX has etched its indelible mark on the metallic hardcore scene. Their journey, however, is not one simply defined by the sounds they produce, but by their unique capacity to traverse and redefine the contours of music.

Carving A Unique Path

ORTHODOX’s latest, a brooding single titled “Soaking Nerves,” packs a punch with its thrumming rhythm and intricate guitar work. The Nashville natives have always prided themselves on their unconventional blend of hardcore roots and the nü-metal driving beat, which they have consistently managed to weave into their musical tapestry with flair.

“Soaking Nerves is a song about becoming your own person and growing into your own viewpoint.” – Adam Easterling, frontman, ORTHODOX

The potency of “Soaking Nerves” lies in the track’s raw exploration of self-realization. It confronts the often painful process of shedding familial influences and values, a sentiment that beautifully captures the angst of growth and the estrangement it sometimes brings. The echoes of such introspection resonate deeply within the band’s core ethos, becoming a nuanced exploration of identity and the assertion of one’s perspective.

A Sonic Journey

Orthodox’s music is characterized by an intentional blurring of genre boundaries, where SLIPKNOT-esque riffs collide with Jonathan Davis-esque howls, revealing a sound that is as much influenced by Linkin Park and System of a Down as it is distinctively their own.

“From the beginning, we went in our own direction regardless of what anybody thought,” – Adam Easterling, ORTHODOX

This staunch commitment to a unique musical vision is evident in their latest album “Learning to Dissolve,” a body of work conceived amidst the global pandemic and resulting world shutdown of 2020. A testament to their resilience and relentless creativity, the album, recorded in the stifling summer heat with producer and mixer Randy Lebooeuf, illustrates the band’s capacity for growth in the face of adversity.


A Transformational Experience

Born out of frustration and intense self-reflection, “Learning to Dissolve” explores the concept of growing into your own person, underpinning the idea that the beliefs and the loves of our younger years may not always align with the morality we develop as we age.

Learning to dissolve is about finding your own way. It’s about coming into your own as a person and deciding what’s right for you.” – Adam Easterling, ORTHODOX

This theme permeates ORTHODOX’s existence as a band, acting as a guiding force for their journey, both as individuals and as musicians. The resulting raw, visceral energy is an integral part of their live performances, transforming each concert into a tangible manifestation of the band’s philosophy.


The Manifestation of Resolve

With the release of “Soaking Nerves” and the imminent kickoff of their headlining “Fortune Favors The Cold Tour”, ORTHODOX, true to their nature, continue to push boundaries. The band is gearing up to command the stage once again, showcasing their fierce energy and uncompromising talent. In doing so, they underline their steadfast resolve, a sentiment that echoes in their first single “Head On a Spike,” from their album “Learning to Dissolve.”

It’s a fuck you to everyone who said we’d never become anything as a band. You’re not enough to pull me away from this or make me give up.” – Adam Easterling, ORTHODOX

ORTHODOX’s journey has been a testament to their resilience and a demonstration of their dedication to creating an original sound that resonates with their own lived experiences and perspectives. Their music is not just an exploration of the sonic realm, but an embodiment of their personal evolution.

Through their songs, ORTHODOX has spoken up and out for the introspective and the outcast, those yearning for a distinct viewpoint, and those willing to dive headfirst into the process of personal growth. The band’s journey is not just inscribed in their music, but reflected in their shared experiences as musicians and individuals.

The world may know ORTHODOX as a band that has carved out its own space in the hardcore scene, but they are far more than just that. They are a collective that resonates with the ebb and flow of life, turning adversity into opportunity, and using their music as a channel to express the raw emotions that come with being human.

As ORTHODOX prepares for their upcoming tour, their fans can expect nothing less than the unyielding energy and authentic, raw sound that has become their trademark. Yet, their future holds more than just concerts and new songs – it promises a continuing journey of self-discovery and expression, punctuated by the pummeling beats of their music and the thought-provoking narratives that have come to define them.

Music, after all, is a journey that starts with a single note and ends with a symphony. And in the case of ORTHODOX, it’s a journey that holds the promise of transforming not only the listeners but the band itself. Through their art, they share the wisdom they’ve accrued: growth often hurts, but in the end, it’s a passage towards becoming who you are truly meant to be. And that is a journey well worth the ride.

“Live it all comes together. There’s no do-overs or corrections. It’s as real and honest as it gets.” – Adam Easterling, ORTHODOX

“Fortune Favors The Cold Tour” full dates:


July 06 – Greensboro, NC – Rockhouse*
July 07 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)*
July 08 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern*
July 09 – Hollywood, FL – American Legion 92*
July 10 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar”
July 11 – Pensacola, FL – Handlebar*
July 12 – Houston, TX – Secret Group*
July 13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Boozerz*
July 14 – Austin, TX – The Ballroom*
July 15 – Dallas, TX – Three Links*
July 16 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
July 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Underground
July 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie
July 20 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
July 21 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction%
July 22 – Santa Cruz, CA – Vets Hall%
July 23 – Sacramento, CA – Old Ironsides%
July 25 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater%
July 28 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective%
July 29 – Kansas City, MO – The Rino%
July 30 – Omaha, NE – Reverb%
July 31 – Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade%
August 01 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street (First Avenue)%
August 02 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen%
August 03 – Pittsburg, PA – Preserving Underground%
August 04 – Philadelphia, PA – This Is Hardcore#
August 05 – Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
August 06 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
August 08 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus%
August 09 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery%
August 10 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups%
August 11 – Louisville, KY – Portal%
August 12 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary%
August 13 – Nashville, TN – Basement East%

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* w/ 156/Silence
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