Electronic rock icons ORGY recently announced their upcoming “Bring Your Army” tour featuring support from Motograter, Brand of Julez and the Crowned, kicking off on August 17 in Salt Lake City, UT. Joining the band on this tour will be their two new members – multi-talented guitarist, singer and producer Ilia Yordanov, and drummer, electronic music producer and DJ Ryan Browne.
New ORGY guitarist Ilia Yordanov (pronounced ileeah) was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and grew up in San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA. Ilia began playing shows at age 13 with numerous bands until assembling his own band, Red Museum, in 2006. The band went on to release four EPs. Ilia moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and has been living and performing there for the past 10 years so he could focus on his acting career, and has predominantly remained a solo artist, producing and engineering his own musical work. Additionally, Ilia directed the video for his single, “Fire in the Middle”, released in 2016. Ilia has also supervised and composed music for film. In addition to music, Ilia regularly performs stand-up at The Comedy Store, and has self-published a book titled, Dirty Mirror Talk.
LA native Ryan Browne grew up playing drums in bands and took his playing to the professional level at 15 by playing for Jive records’ pop duo, Axiz. Ryan attended Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and studied drum set, Afro Caribbean hand percussion, music production, engineering and music business. Upon his early graduation, he accepted an instructor’s position at the prestigious Icon Collective music production school back in Los Angeles. Since diving into electronic music production, Ryan has released through Geffen Records, Borgore’s imprint, Buygore Records, Tommie Sunshine’s Brooklyn Fire, Pantheon, and more. He has worked alongside artists such as 2018 Grammy Award Winner Latroit, Sullivan King, Whyel, Warden, and Trentino, amongst others. He has also mixed/mastered music for 2ToneDisco, works closely with Dennis White at White House Music doing sound design and writing for sync libraries, and plays drums for genre-bending hybrid Monstercat/Mau5trap artist Grabbitz. Ryan’s diverse musical palette has earned him consistent support from major electronic publications like NestHQ, Dancing Astronaut, and Your EDM, which puts him in a unique and influential position, ready for an explosive and exciting future.
ORGY frontman Jay Gordon says, “It’s always tough when bands go through lineup changes. When it comes to the fans, sometimes it’s just gotta be done… I needed to upgrade and I knew Ilia would be the way to go for guitar – I had asked him a while back and was waiting on a call back. We’ve worked together in the past and I’m a fan, so I’m glad we waited for him. He is a sick guitar player and can totally sing, as well. He is also an actor… his superior talents will not disappoint.
“Our former drummer Bobby recently opened a music school in Orange County and we are excited for him. With the drumming position open, we quickly found Ryan Browne, a Berklee College of Music graduate and instructor at Icon Collective who specializes in colliding metal with electronic bass music and makes drum videos for his own original songs and remixes. I saw one of his videos and knew instantly that he was the guy we had been looking for. We’re only a week into rehearsals so far and both Ilia and Ryan have greatly exceeded my expectations. This is going to be an epic tour, to say the least.”
BRING YOUR ARMY TOUR 2018;
with Motograter, Brand of Julez & the Crowned
8.17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Liquid Joes
8.18 – Greeley, CO @ The Moxi Theater
8.20 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
8.21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Diamond Ballroom
8.22 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
8.23 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
8.24 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN ACL Live!
8.25 – Laredo, TX @ Ethos Live!
8.26 – Hidalgo, TX @ State Farm Arena
8.28 – Jefferson, LA @ Southport Hall
8.30 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
8.31 – Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co
9.01 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
9.03 – Concord, VA @ Devault Vineyards
9.04 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
9.06 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
9.07 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
9.08 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall
9.09 – Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
9.10 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grill
9.11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9.12 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
9.13 – Highland, IN @ The Room
9.14 – Dundee, IL @ Rochaus
9.15 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel
9.17 – Omaha, NE @ Bourbon Saloon
9.18 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
9.19 – Colorado Spr., CO @ The Black Sheep
9.21 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ House Of Blues
9.22 – Scottsdale, AZ @ BLK Live!
9.23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club 1720
9.25 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks Seattle
9.26 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
9.28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
9.29 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
New Album #newmusic Coming Soon
ORGY recently revealed their latest single, “Army To Your Party”, which you can stream a sample of here. “Army to Your Party” can be ordered now via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play here.
“Army to Your Party” is cut from the upcoming new ORGY album, entitled #newmusic – stay tuned for more details coming soon! The track was mixed by Jay Baumgardner of NRG Recording Studios, and is a full collaboration written by ORGY, Sullivan King, and Crichy Crich. #newmusic and “Army for Your Party” are being released via the joint venture between D1 Music and Pacific Rising Entertainment, a company run by ORGY fan Adrian Stinson that aims to assist artists in making their vision come true, whether they are already an internationally known touring act or just getting their feet wet in the music industry.
“Army to Your Party” is impacting a rock radio now and is also featured on the MX vs ATV All Out video game by THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios – available now for Playstation4, Xbox One, and PC. Learn more here: https://mxvsatv.com/
ORGY emerged in the Goth music scene in 1998 with their incredible remake of ‘Blue Monday’. The track sold over one million copies and is still selling 20 years later. In late 2005, after the release of Punk Statik Paranoia via D1 Music and Associates, their independent DVD TRANS GLOBAL SPECTACLE via D1 Music /DLC Records, and a promotional tour, the band went on a hiatus to work on their side projects. In 2011, after seven years of demand from fans for new music and a tour, founding member Jay Gordon (vocals) decided it was time to kick things back up and begin recording and touring again in support of ORGY‘s fans.
After several years of releasing earworm singles to the masses, ORGY has proven their long-lasting potency with a refreshed line-up and sound. The modern incarnation of ORGY has been transformed and sees the band poised to re-establish themselves in the EDM, industrial and hard rock scenes. Make no mistake about it, the ORGY brand is not going away anytime soon. As long as the fans demand new music and tours, the band is ready, willing and able to fill their request.
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Jay Gordon – Vocals
Carlton Bost – Guitar/Vocals
Nic Speck – Bass/Vocals
Ilia Yordanov – Guitar/Vocals
Ryan Browne – Drums