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

High On Fire, Corrosion Of Conformity, Weedeater, Etc. Set For 2022 Snowblind Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Snowblind Festival. The event will take place at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA on November 12 and it will feature the following: High On Fire, Corrosion Of Conformity, Weedeater, Pentagram, Mothership, The Obsessed, Black Tusk, Cloak, Withered, Year Of The Cobra, Order Of The Owl, Hot Ram, Dyer Wulf, Dayglo Mourning, Bog Monkey, Realm, Stoneman, and Dead Vibes Ensemble.

Righteous Fool (Corrosion Of Conformity) Streaming Self-Titled Debut Album

Righteous Fool, the project featuring Mike Dean (Corrosion Of Conformity), Jason Browning, and the late Reed Mullin (Corrosion Of Conformity), are streaming their self-titled debut album in full via Revolver. That effort will officially be released tomorrow (July 1).

Monster Magnet, Baroness, High On Fire, Etc. Set For 2022 Desertfest NYC

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Desertfest NYC event. That festival will take place at the Knockdown Center in New York, NY on May 13-15 with a pre-show party scheduled for May 12 at Saint Vitus bar. Here’s the daily lineups:

May 12 (pre-show party): The Atomic Bitchwax, Planet Of Zeus, Freedom Hawk, and Druids.

May 13: Monster Magnet, Corrosion Of Conformity, Stoned Jesus, Black Tusk, Sasquatch, Holy Death Trio, Geezer, Howling Giant, and Leather Lung.

May 14: Baroness, Torche, Cloakroom, Inter Arma, Warhorse, Green Lung, Silvertomb, Yatra, Brume, Somnuri, and Green Druid.

May 15: High On Fire, Red Fang, Dead Meadow, Big Business, Left Lane Cruiser, Telekinetic Yeti, High Reeper, Stinking Lizaveta, Mother Iron Horse, and Greenbeard.

Watch Randy Blythe Perform Lamb Of God, Bad Brains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Etc. Songs With Aspiring Musicians

On December 3, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe took part in a special workshop for students at the School Of Rock Doylestown. You can see fan-filmed footage of the frontman performing Lamb Of God‘s “Laid To Rest,” “Walk With Me In Hell,“ and “Omerta” and covers of Corrosion Of Conformity‘s “Hungry Child,“ Bad Brains‘ “Big Take Over,” and The Stooges‘ “Down On The Street“ with the aspiring musicians below.

Blythe said the following about the workshop:

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with the kids at the School Of Rock Doylestown. The students were all well-rehearsed, super polite, and – most importantly – present while we were practicing for the evening’s performance. In this modern era of incessant technological distraction, to be around teenage kids who were 100 per cent focused on expressing themselves in a creative manner and communicating with each other in the special way that only band members do made me so very happy.

The students practiced very hard under the tutelage of competent instructors, because the songs we played were not easy. Once we hit the stage, they performed well. I had so much fun! I would recommend School Of Rock Doylestown to any parents with kids who want to make music. Playing music with other people is about effective communication and focusing on a common goal. I’ve always said the world would be a much better place if everyone could be in a band just once in their lives, and that is exactly what the School Of Rock Doylestown provides!”

[via The PRP]

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

Ministry Postpone “Industrial Strength” Tour To Spring 2022

Ministry have postponed their “Industrial Strength” tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in spring 2022 with The Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity set to open.

Tour Dates:

03/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/08 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
03/09 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin 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
03/22 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/23 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/26 Dallas, TX – Amplified Life
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
04/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
04/05 St Paul, MN – Palace
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

Ministry issued the following statement:

“Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the band, fans and venue staff, Ministry’s upcoming tour – scheduled to kick off in October – has been moved to March and April 2022. (the) Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity will now appear on all show dates as the tour’s special guests. Each show date will celebrate 30 years of Ministry’s landmark album The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste as well as debut new songs from the forthcoming 15th studio album Moral Hygiene, out October 1 via Nuclear Blast Records. Tickets are on sale now with the exception of the St Paul, Montclair and Huntington dates that will go on sale at 10 am local time on Friday, October 1.

Due to scheduling changes, some of the original show dates have regrettably been canceled as some venues are not available for this updated time period; as well, some new show dates have been added. All tickets will be transferred to the new dates. Refunds available at point of purchase. More show dates will be added to this tour and announced soon.”

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]