CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have announced a US headlining tour this March. Set to commence on March 1st at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, the trek will hit 15 cities including two performances at this year’s SXSW Music Conference in Austin. The band will be joined by TORCHE, VALIENT THORR and A STORM OF LIGHT.
Commented vocalist/bassist Mike Dean of the upcoming shows: “We think the lineup of music on this tour is really compatible without every band doing the same thing. We’re really proud to be on this bill and touring on a new album.”
As a precursor to the tour, the band will play one-off show with HAIL!HORNET at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina on January 22nd. The special performance will coincide with a screening of Slow Southern Steel, the long-anticipated southern metal documentary produced by RWAKE vocalist, CT.
22 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC (with Hail!Hornet)
C.O.C. w/ Torche, Valient Thorr, A Storm Of Light dates:
1 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
2 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
3 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
5 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
6 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
7 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
8 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
9 – Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
10 – Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
11 – Hi-Tone Café – Memphis, TN
12 – Trees – Dallas, TX
14 – SXSW – Austin, TX ! #
15 – SXSW – Austin, TX ! #
17 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA #
18 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL #
! = No Torche
# = No Valient Thorr
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Candlelight Records has announced the worldwide signing of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Since early this year, the band – featuring the esteemed Animosity line-up of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin – has been working with long-time producer John Custer. Now nearly complete, their still untitled eighth studio album is planned for release early in the new year.
Gathering last summer to jam as a trio for the first time in over a decade, the treasured threesome quickly rekindled the magic that originally united and ultimately bound the musicians on a journey that today continues to impress both fans and critics.
Candlelight’s Steve Beatty says of the signing, “Animosity is one of my favorite records ever. To have C.O.C. on Candlelight with that line-up is simply mouth watering. I saw the band in London recently and they did not disappoint. This hungry child can’t wait for the record.” Candlelight’s Edward Christie adds, “we are extremely excited to welcome the band to the label and are looking forward to an amazing album. We are all huge fans and this is truly a memorable day for all of us.”
The band shares the excitement the immediate future holds. Woody Weatherman comments, “writing and recording this new record as a three-piece has been a blast. Having Reed back in the fold with Mike and I brings it around full circle. I’m really looking forward to all that lies ahead this upcoming year.”
Reed Mullen adds, “Mike, Woody and I essentially learned how to play music together and cultivated our own style, sound, and unspoken language. Re-bonding with them musically has been the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Corrosion of Conformity will perform with DANZIG tonight at the Gibson Ampitheater in Los Angeles. The band’s final performances for 2011 will be alongside Clutch December 27 through 31.
27 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
28 – State Theater – Portland, ME
29 – Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
30 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
31 – Trocadero Theater – Philadelphia, PA
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Mike: (Laughs) Wow! That’s crazy.
Andrew: Is that one of the reasons why you’re playing it live now and can we expect a special release of the album?
Mike: I don’t know if you can expect a re-release because people who own the rights to that record are difficult to do business with. We’ve tried to get them to re-release it but they claim it’s not available but you can buy it on Amazon. I’m kind of confused by that. To me that looks a little shady. I’m not a fan of theirs actually. I’m not sure what’s going on with that (laughs). It kind of makes me sad.
Andrew: How would you compare the sound of the new recordings to Animosity for instance?
Mike: I think it sounds like the same band but it’s another era. So I think it’s compatible and it stands up next to the old stuff. It’s may be a little more tuned down and a little more space in it, perhaps even a little melodic but without losing the intensity in my opinion. Well hopefully, that’s the idea anyway (laughs).
Andrew: You guys did a couple of shows in NC at the end of July. Those were your first shows in more than twenty years. How did that feel?
Mike: It was surprisingly easy. It was not difficult at all but it feels a little strange when you start thinking about it like that. But it was good times. It’s exciting to be playing with Reed [Mullin, drums] again. He hadn’t played with COC since 2001 (laughs). It’s been a little while.
You can read the whole interview here.
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Video footage of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – BLIND, a group which performs the entire original version of the CORROSION OF CONFORMITY “Blind” LP, playing the song “White Noise” on Saturday, June 12 at The Rock Shop Music Hall in Fayetteville, North Carolina can be viewed here.
The entire set is available at Tyronehood.tv.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – BLIND features Karl Agell, who sang on the classic CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (C.O.C.) album “Blind” (1991), and founding C.O.C. member Reed Mullin (drums). The group, which performs the entire original version of the “Blind” LP, also features Scott Little and TR Gwynn from Agell’s band LEADFOOT, and Jerry Barrett, who was previously in BAD BRAINS singer HR‘s solo group.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – BLIND’s set includes such classics as “Damned for All Time“, “Echoes in the Well“, “Dance of the Dead” and “Vote with a Bullet“.
Current Corrosion Of Conformity – Blind dates:
June 18 – Canal Club Richmond, Va
June 19 – Ottobar Baltimore, Md
June 20 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
Corrosion Of Conformity – Blind is not to be confused with the newly reformed Corrosion Of Conformity of the classic “Animosity” lineup — Mike Dean (bass, vocals), Woody Weatherman (guitar) and Reed Mullin (drums) — The ‘Animosity‘ line up is working on a new album and have announced two shows though more are in the works.
Corrosion Of Conformity ‘Animosity’ line up shows:
July 30 Asheville NC @ Stella Blue
July 31 Raleigh NC @ The Pour House
Aug. 08 – Los Angeles, Ca @ Echo and Echoplex
Aug. 10 – San Francisco, Ca @ DNA Lounge
Aug. 12 – Seattle, Wa @ Neumo’s