Orgy brought a night of hard hitting “death pop” to the Expo Five second stage with 9Electric, Death Valley High, Hello Agony, Empyrean Asunder, and Rayon Prime.

From the very first chords of their opening song “Under Attack,” it was evident the 9Electric show was going to be great. The Hollywood, California-based group delivered their blend of hard edge rock with strong electronic influences, in a powerful set that included songs “Control” and “Filthy.” They finished off their evening with a cover of AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)” while lead singer Thunderwood was hanging from the Rafters.

9Electric’s sound was tight and hard-hitting. Their stage presence was impressive and dynamic, and their high energy performance was off the charts setting a perfect stage for headlining Orgy. If you have an opportunity don’t miss a local 9Electric show, they are destined to be headlining venues in the very near future. 9Electric is Ron “Thunderwood” (vocals), Mikey Lopez (guitar), CaseyDC (bass), and Micah Electric (drums/programming).

San Francisco-based Death Valley High kicked the evening’s performances into high gear. After overcoming some technical issues, DVH performed their set of gnashing hard rock and death pop that got the growing crowd moving. Their songs were filled with solid riffs and infectious hooks, which were very well received. Unfortunately, due to timing and technical issues, DVH’s set was abruptly cut short. This was a shame as both the band and crowd were clearly wanting more.

The supporting line-up also included local Louisville talent, Hello Agony. A broken guitar string didn’t stop them from delivering a solid hard rock/rap set. Female fronted anti-industrial rock band, Empyrean Asunder, performed a visually and musically strong set. Unfortunately, just as they were getting warmed up, their set time was over. We will be looking for another chance to see them locally. Starting the entire show off was Rayon Prime and his aggressive dubstep and progressive electro music. It was a great evening of rock/metal in Louisville.

Headliners, Orgy, performed an energetic set for a small, but dedicated and enthusiastic crowd. The band started their set with “Talk Sick” and “Dissention” and “Fetisha” from their album, Candyass. This had their faithful followers engaged early on. With Orgy at full throttle pouring out music and energy, they blew out the main stage breaker dropping the stage into darkness and their instruments silent.

Lead Singer Jay Gordon’s comments really summed the whole thing up; “You guys are really killing my momentum.” Orgy was able to quickly regroup and rolled right into favorites “Stitches” and “Suckerface,” before finishing with “Blue Monday.” While Jay was in the crowd singing “Blue Monday,” members of Death Valley High and 9Electric jumped on stage to finish out the evening’s final song. It should be noted that drummer, Bobby Amaro, was running a 102 degree temperature all evening but never missed a beat. Orgy is Jay Gordon (vocals), Carlton Bost and Creighton Emrick (guitars), Nic Speck (bass), and Bobby Amaro (drums).

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