Corrosion Of Conformity Reveal Drummer For New Album

During a recent interview with MetalSucks, Corrosion Of Conformity’s Mike Dean revealed that Stanton Moore will be playing drums on the band’s new album. As previously reported, the group are currently planning to focus on that effort following their upcoming tour.

Dean said the following:

“Yeah, man. That’s true; I think we will be working with Stanton again. So, history repeats itself all these years later; Stanton played on ‘In The Arms Of God‘, and I think he’s going to be working with us again for the next record. Having him aboard, I think you need to get a little nerdy to describe it because Stanton has got his own particular way that he wants to play.

He wants to play kick drums in his jazzy way and likes to have the drums heads up front, so it’s more of a traditional-sounding thing. And all of Stanton‘s fills are very second-line sounding, and he has these little phrases that are unique to him.”

He also added:

“Stanton is a different animal than [the late] Reed [Mullin] – we learned that back when we did ‘In the Arms of God’ – and he brings an entirely new dynamic to the band. Stanton will take these straight, New Orleans-influenced, second-line things and throw them into a metal song; there’s no stopping it. If you’ve seen Staton Moore with Galactic, you’ll know what I’m talking about. He’s got his take, man. He’s a character. But this isn’t like Stanton joining the band per se, and I’m not sure that he would come out on the road and play with us because he’s busy. It’s more that Stanton is a good friend of ours, and we love working with him when we can when our schedules all sync up. Plus, Pepper [Keenan] and Stanton have known each other since they were little. It felt right to do another album with him because we loved what he did on ‘In the Arms of God,’ and we wanted to make this first record after Reed passed special. So, stay tuned, and we’ll see how it all comes out.”

Corrosion Of Conformity To Focus On New Album Following Upcoming U.S. Tour

During a recent interview with Guitar World, Corrosion Of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the band plan to focus on the effort following their November U.S. tour.

Keenan said the following:

“We’re doing this next tour, and then we’re going to start putting the pieces together and get our heads in ‘studio land’, and just focus on that.”

He continued when asked if the record will surface in 2023:

“Maybe. We take our time doing these things. The Covid thing put everything in a kibosh and we lost a lot of time and energy. The way C.O.C. does it, if it ain’t right, it’s wrong. We put our energy into it and try to create something that is up to our standards and try to push things as hard as we can in our world.”

He went on to say that he still enjoys “No Cross No Crown,” which serves as the band’s last release with their late drummer Reed Mullin:

“It was a really fun experience to do and the last thing we did with Reed, unfortunately. So, it holds a special place in my heart. We’re very happy with it.”

“We lost our left arm. It was very hard to find a drummer. We have John Green, who is fantastic, but you just can’t replace people like that. Other people have gone through it, too — but it’s not easy. You spend decades with a person writing, and you don’t even have to look at them; it just comes out. This was the first time we had to regroup in a long time and try to do it with a different drummer. We’ve got that figured out, so now we’re getting ready to focus on that.”

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce November U.S. Tour With Spirit Adrift & The Native Howl

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced a November U.S. tour with Spirit Adrift and The Native Howl. Here’s the dates:

11/10 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
11/11 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
11/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (‘Snowblind Fest‘)
11/13 Memphis, TN – Growlers
11/15 Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
11/17 Raleign, NC – Lincoln Theatre
11/18 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
11/19 Laconia, NH – Granite State Music Hall
11/20 Reading, PA – Reverb
11/22 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/23 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/25 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
11/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
11/27 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme

13 More Dates Added To Upcoming Ministry, Melvins, & Corrosion Of Conformity Tour

Ministry have added 13 more dates to their “Industrial Strength Tour.” As previously reported, that trek is now scheduled for spring 2022 with Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity set to open.

Tour Dates:

03/02 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/05 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
03/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/08 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
03/09 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
03/11 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
03/12 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
03/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
03/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/16 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
03/18 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/19 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
03/20 Ashville, NC – Orange Peel
03/22 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/23 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/24 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore (no Melvins)
03/26 Dallas, TX – Amplified Life
03/27 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03/28 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
03/29 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/31 Chicago, IL – Riviera
04/01 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
04/02 Milwaukee, WI – The Rage
04/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
04/05 St Paul, MN – Palace
04/06 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
04/07 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/10 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/13 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/16 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
04/18 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

Corrosion Of Conformity To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “Blind”

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced a 30th anniversary edition of their 1991 album “Blind.” The record has been remastered and it is expected to be released on November 5. The reissue will also feature bonus tracks, an oral history focusing on the making of the album, and artwork by Bill Sienkewicz.

“Blind” (30th anniversary) Track Listing:

01. “These Shrouded Temples”
02. “Damned For All Time”
03. “Dance Of The Dead”
04. “Buried”
05. “Break The Circle”
06. “Painted Smiling Face”
07. “Mine Are The Eyes Of God”
08. “Shallow Ground”
09. “Vote With A Bullet”
10. “Great Purification”
11. “White Noise”
12. “Echoes In The Well”
13. “Future/Now” (MC5 cover)
14. “Jim Beam And The Coon Ass”
15. “Damned For All Time” (demo ’91)
16. “Dance Of The Dead” (demo ’91)
17. “Days Of Rage (Hard Reign)” (demo ’91)
18. “Buried” (1988 demo)
19. “Fast Song” (instrumental) (1988 demo)
20. “Slow Song/Buried” (instrumental) (1988 demo)

In related news, Pepper Keenan also recently reflected on the album during an interview with Revolver.

[via The PRP]

Corrosion Of Conformity And Spirit Adrift Announce Rescheduled European/UK Tour

Corrosion Of Conformity and Spirit Adrift have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. This news comes after the trek was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2021 Tour Dates:

04/24 Dublin, IRE – The Academy
04/25 Belfast, IRE – The Limelight
04/27 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
04/28 Manchester, UK – Academy
05/01 Izegem, BEL – Headbangers Ball Festival
05/02 Colmar, FRA – Le Grillen
05/04 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
05/05 Toulouse, FRA – Connextion Live
05/07 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
05/10 Milan, ITA – Legend
05/11 Zurich, SWI – Klub Complex
05/12 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
05/14 Munich, GER – Backstage
05/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
05/18 Hamburg, GER – Logo
05/19 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
05/21 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
05/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute

Corrosion Of Conformity Postpone European/UK Tour With Spirit Adrift

Corrosion Of Conformity have postponed their European/UK tour with Spirit Adrift due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Given the global situation due to the Coronavirus, we have no choice but to postpone our upcoming Euro dates until spring 2021. Very sorry but the health and safety of everyone is the most important factor right now we look forward to seeing you all – Corrosion of Conformity“

Tribute Video From Reed Mullin’s (Corrosion Of Conformity) Memorial Posted Online

Family and friends recently honored late Corrosion Of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin during a memorial at The Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 9. You can watch a video tribute that was shared during that event below:

Corrosion Of Conformity Share New Tribute For Late Drummer Reed Mullin

Corrosion Of Conformity have posted a new tribute for Reed Mullin. As previously reported, the drummer recently passed away at the age of 53.

Corrosion Of Conformity said the following:

“A badass drummer:

Reed could play all of the metal stuff, cymbal grabs, proto blast beats with only one bass pedal. He could cop one hundred different styles and reference them in his own way. Everything from Earl Hudson and Clive Burr to Neil Peart (RIP) to Mitch Mitchell and Bill Ward. From John Bonham to Phil Taylor and Nicko McBrain.

All the while he was creating his own thing, odd times and polyrhythms played nonchalantly, powerful, simple, deliberate sections, all of the possibilities were in fact possible but utilized thoughtfully, in the proper place, for the proper effect, as the song demanded. Musically speaking, what more could you ask for?”

Corrosion Of Conformity Drummer Reed Mullin Passes Away

Corrosion Of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin has sadly passed away at the age of 53. The band commented:

“Reed, It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a friend, a brother and pioneer. Love and condolences to the family, friends and fans who will miss you and thanks for the music”