Of Mice & Men vocalist Alan Ashby kicked off a firestorm on Twitter yesterday with an observation about the Best Metal Performance Grammy involving Code Orange.
If code orange should’ve won a grammy then Norma Jean should’ve won a grammy back in the day?????
— Alan Ashby (@AlanAshby) January 30, 2018
It didn’t take long for Code Orange to reply
— Code Orange (@codeorangekids) January 31, 2018
If it seemed like the Of Mice & Men vocalist had a vendetta against Code Orange, it soon became apparent why. Responding to a user asking about the diss, Ashby said that once he and guitarist Philip Manansala were watching Code Orange sidestage, the bassist broke a string and yelled at Manansala to get him a bass. Ashby kind of walked back his comments later:
— Alan Ashby (@AlanAshby) January 31, 2018
But not before Sumerian Records founder defended Code Orange and asked for more unity.
Norma Jean BTMAKTC is one of the greatest heavy records to utilize dissonant chords with metal/hc riffs and Code Orange does it in a fn awesome way on their album Forever. Not sure Alan’s intention with his comment but I do know there’s way too much segregation in heavy music.
— Ash Avildsen (@ashavildsen) January 31, 2018
Ash Avildesen, voice of reason. Who’dve thunk it?