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Origin Bakersfield, California, USA
Genres Synth rock
Industrial rock
Industrial metal
Years active 1996 – 2004
2009 - present
Labels Elementree Records
Reprise Records
D1 Music
Associated acts Sexart
Drug for Joy
Trick Factory
Machine Gun Orchestra
Rough Cutt
Electric Love Hogs
Dead by Sunrise
Site updated regulary
Jay Gordon
Bobby Hewitt
Ryan Shuck
Amir Derakh
Paige Haley

Orgy is a synth rock band from Bakersfield, California. Orgy describes their music as "death pop".[1]



Orgy was formed in 1996 by vocalist Jay Gordon and guitarist Ryan Shuck. The name referred to a "collage", or orgy of different styles in their music.[citation needed]

Bassist Paige Haley, guitarist Amir Derakh, and former Electric Love Hogs drummer Bobby Hewitt soon completed the lineup. All were veterans of the late '80s/early '90s Los Angeles "hair metal" club scene.[citation needed] Derakh had previously gained some fame in the 80s 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.

Within six months Jonathan Davis, who performed with Shuck in Sexart, signed Orgy to Korn's label Elementree Records.

Candyass and Vapor Transmission

In 1998, Orgy released their debut album, Candyass, selling nearly two million copies.[2] Gordon described the subject matter of the material as "... bullshit ... lies and fairy tales." 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.[citation needed]

Their second album, the science fiction-themed Vapor Transmission, was released in 2000, with "Fiction (Dreams in Digital)" and "Opticon" as singles.

Side work, and Punk Statik Paranoia

In 2001, Orgy released the song "Faces" for the soundtrack of the film Zoolander.[3] Orgy was a musical guest on WB's Charmed, performing "Opticon" in the episode "Sin Francisco".[4][2]

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.[2] They released their first album, titled Death to Analog, in March of 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.


When asked for an Orgy update in late July 2008 Ryan 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 2009 Orgy reunion and possibly a surprise show.[citation needed]

Orgy has sold nearly 3 million records worldwide.[5]

Group members

Related projects


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)


US Ind.


1998 Candyass
  • Released: August 18, 1998
  • Label: Elementree/Reprise
  • Format: CD, CS
32 US: Platinum[7]
2000 Vapor Transmission
  • Released: October 10, 2000
  • Label: Elementree/Reprise
  • Format: CD
16 US: Gold[7]
2004 Punk Statik Paranoia
  • Released: February 24, 2004
  • Label: D1 Music
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
















1998 "Stitches" 18 38 Candyass
1999 "Blue Monday" 56 4 18 2 36 5 83 30
2000 "Fiction (Dreams in Digital)" 6 38 Vapor Transmission
2001 "Opticon" 26 25
2003 "The Obvious" Punk Statik Paranoia
2004 "Vague"
2005 "Pure"
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

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Simple English

Orgy is an American alternative metal band. They formed in 1997 in Los Angeles, California. The band's first hit was Blue Monday, which was a remake of a song by 1980s band New Order. The members of the band are:

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