Listen to Code Orange covering Nine Inch Nails’ Quake theme

Because Nine Inch Nails’ original Quake theme wasn’t quite dark enough…

Listen to Code Orange covering Nine Inch Nails’ Quake theme
Nick Ruskell
Jimmy Fontaine

Back in 1996, Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails composed the music for brilliant first-person shooter game Quake. For those who dug it enough, you could actually listen to the whole album by itself on the game CD, and it became a curio for die-hard NIN fans, a hidden thing unavailable if you didn't have the game.

Last year, the soundtrack was put out as its own thing for the first time, being pressed onto a limited-edition anniversary vinyl. Now, to mark the 25th birthday of the game, Code Orange have done their own heavy cover of its main theme.

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Taking part in this weekend’s three-day QuakeCon 2021 event, the band took part in an online chat to discuss the game, before sharing their cover. The video sees them cut with game visuals, as they grind out a very Code Orange-d version of Trent’s theme. Check it out…

Code Orange are gearing up to hit the road with Slipknot as part of The Nine’s Knotfest Roadshow. Joining them on the bill will be Killswitch Engage and FEVER 333. Dates are:

September 2021

25 Des Moines, IA – National Balloon Classic Field
28 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
29 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater

October 2021

1 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
2 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
3 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
5 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
8 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
10 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
12 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
13 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
15 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
19 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
20 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
22 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
23 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
24 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
26 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
28 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
29 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
30 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

November 2021

1 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
2 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
5 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium

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