Who’s On Board? Part 1 – Orenthal
So I guess we should talk about the bands we’ve got a little bit more, eh?
Let’s start with ORENTHAL. A melodic hardcore group from the streets of Buffalo, NY. Self-described as “4 hairy dudes yelling about the world, their lives, and the way they are.” The band formed in 2015, with their music being inspired by an amalgamation of identity confusion, internal conflicts, and aggressive-passive-aggression.
In March of 2015, ORENTHAL released a self-recorded 3-song demo and began playing it’s first live shows shortly after. Right out of the gate the band focused on out of town booking, playing as many shows in surrounding cities as they did in their hometown of Buffalo. In August of the same year, the band bought a van and embarked on their first tour, tackling the mid-west. The tour hit 6 cities in 6 days including Chicago, Detroit, and Grand Rapids among others.
Soon after ORENTHAL released the album they had begun recording before their tour. In October of 2015 came their debut full-length, “Rising”, released in conjunction with Insidious Industries. The release contains the 3 songs featured on their demo re-recorded as well as 7 new tracks. With a lineup change coming shortly after the release the band went into hibernation. After replacing their lead guitarist, ORENTHAL re-emerged into the Buffalo punk scene in early 2016 and remains an active participant.
Hoping for some new music in the future, while we wait you can check out their debut on Spotify or Bandcamp.