Code Orange put their own spin on ‘Down In A Hole’ by Alice in Chains in a recent acoustic live performance. The band went live via Twitch in August, performing favourites of their catalogue including ‘Who I Am’, ‘Autumn and Carbine’ and ‘Ugly’.
The AIC cover featured as part of the fourteen-track set and the band shared it to YouTube individually yesterday (September 2).
Code Orange have announced that they will release the entire performance as a live album, entitled ‘Under The Skin’, tomorrow (September 4).
‘Down In A Hole’ appeared on Alice In Chains’ 1992 album ‘Dirt’. The record features several of the bands’ best-loved tracks including ‘Would?’, ‘Rooster’ and ‘Angry Chair’ and is widely considered one of the defining albums of the grunge era.
Alice In Chains recorded ‘Down In A Hole’ acoustically themselves as part of their MTV Unplugged set. The concert was subsequently released as an album in 1996.
Code Orange released their fourth studio album, ‘Underneath’, in March. In a four-star review, NME wrote that Code Orange “continue to push the boundaries with this maelstrom of goth-laced melody and punishing intensity”.
Shortly after the record’s release, Code Orange were one of the first bands to perform via live-stream during the coronavirus pandemic. On March 14, they played to an empty venue in their hometown of Pittsburgh, live-streaming the show as they did so.