I’ve been really diggin’ this band called Orbs. So much to where my daily summer routine goes like this: wake up and listen to Orbs, pee, listen to Orbs while eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, post news on Ryan’s Rock Show and pick up hot chicks on Facebook all day while listening to Orbs, and then listen to more Orbs. Needless to say, I’ve been smoking the shit out of this band in my iPod for months.
If you have yet to become familiar with Orbs, here’s a rundown on what they’re about: they’re a band comprised of members from Between The Buried And Me, Fear Before, and Cradle of Filth, their debut album “Asleep Next To Science” came out a few weeks ago on Equal Vision, and their disc is definitely in my top 10 of albums to come out this year. The 5th grader who wrote their Wikipedia page labels them a “super group”, which I think is a bit exaggerated; I personally just think they’re super.
In order to learn a little bit more about Orbs, I got in touch with Between The Buried And Me bassist Dan Briggs, who plays guitar in the group and started the band with Ashley Ellyllon (ex-Abigail Williams, Cradle of Filth). We got together for a late lunch to talk about the formation of the band, how Adam Fisher and Clayton Holyoak of Fear Before got into the mix, and to see what’s in the near future for Orbs and, of course, BTBAM.
In his own words, here is Dan Briggs of Orbs on Ryan’s Rock Show: