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Photos: Corrosion Of Conformity 2012-03-03 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC

by on Mar.20, 2012, under photos

Corrosion Of Conformity
20120-03-03
Lincoln Theatre
Raleigh, NC
Photos by: Jay Beadnell





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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY announce more tour dates

by on Feb.16, 2012, under news

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have confirmed a series tour dates for the US and Europe in March and April.

Candlelight Records will release the new self-titled album from Corrosion Of Conformity on February 28th in North America. You can view their e-card right here.

March
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 Cafe – Memphis, TN
12 – Trees – Dallas, TX
14 – Tone Deaf Touring SXSW Showcase @ Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
15 – SXSW – Austin, TX
16 – Korova – San Antonio, TX
17 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
18 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
April
4 – Schurr – Luzern, Switzerland
5 – Keller Club – Stuttgart, Germany
6 – Kulturfabrik – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg
7 – Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
8 – Desertfest – London, UK
9 – Matrix – Bochum, Germany
10 – Amadeus – Oldenburg, Germany
11 – Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany
12 – Arena – Wien, Austria
13 – Rock and Roll Club – Romagnano Sesia, Italy
14 – Feierwerk – Muchen, Germany
June
8 – Ink-N-Iron Festival @ Queen Mary, Long Beach CA

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY announce US headlining tour with VALIENT THORR

by on Jan.04, 2012, under news

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.

C.O.C. dates:
January
22 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC (with Hail!Hornet)
March
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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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY announce new album title and track listing

by on Dec.17, 2011, under news

Candlelight Records has announced February 28th as the North American release date for the self-titled new album from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.

Recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, the album was produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer. It was mixed by John Lousteau (FOO FIGHTERS) and features artwork by Seldon Hunt (MELVINS, HIGH ON FIRE). The album will be available on standard CD, deluxe digipak, and two exclusive vinyl formats.

Featuring the esteemed Animosity line-up of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, the album’s release closes a six year recording gap and completes over a year of concentrated writing and recording for the band.

Reflecting on the past year and the album’s recording process, Mike Dean notes, ”we tracked the songs at Studio 606 then headed for Europe, toured the US, and returned to Europe. We then did some vocals at home in North Carolina but not where we originally planned; the studio was flattened by a system of spring tornadoes. We made our way back to 606 about seven months later and mixed twelve songs in ten days. The whole time we were out there, we were living in the onion fields of Ventura County and had to drive over the Santa Susana Pass to the San Fernando Valley every day. That was some fuel intensive time to reflect. As a whole, the album was an inspired and efficient collaboration. John Custer told me he thought we were all working together as one organism; which is an apt description.

Corrosion Of Conformity features eleven new songs with the deluxe digipak and vinyl formats including two additional songs. Vinyl collectors will want to seek out both formats of the record; the European configuration confirmed as a double 180-gram clear vinyl and the American version featuring a single 180-gram black-and-white splatter vinyl with a limited 7-inch which will include the album’s bonus songs. Both versions will feature a gatefold sleeve.

Dean notes, “We like the idea of pressing this music on vinyl because so much of our inspiration comes from music that precedes the digital era. It’s also cool to have that large format for the artwork and the lyrics and the credits. It’s such a tangible physical product you can hold in your hands. In Europe, the vinyl will include a CD so you can get the files into your digital realm. In the US, a download card is included

Corrosion Of Conformity tracklisting:
Psychic Vampire
River Of Stone
Leeches
El Lamento de Las Cabras
Your Tomorrow
The Doom
The Moneychangers
Come Not Here
What We Become
Rat City
Time Of Trials
Canyon Man (deluxe/vinyl only)
The Same Way (deluxe/vinyl only)



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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY sign world wide deal with Candlelight Records

by on Oct.31, 2011, under news

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.

December
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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COC announce full summer tour

by on May.01, 2011, under news

Corrosion of Conformity, the legendary North Carolina trio who reunited last summer for a dozen dates and a seven-inch single, have confirmed a full summer tour kicking off May 26 in Carrboro, N.C. at Cat’s Cradle with the illustrious hardcore band Scream as support.

The band’s upcoming schedule also includes an extensive European run with stops at a number of the continent’s major summer festivals including Hellfest, Getaway and Graspop. Returning to the States in mid-July, COC joins Clutch for a handful of dates.

Corrosion of Conformity is wrapping up work on a new album, the first new release featuring the Animosity-era line-up of Woodroe Weatherman, Reed Mullin and Mike Dean since the mid-’80s. Further details to be announced shortly.

Dates are:
May
26 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle (w/Scream)
27 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest @ Sonar
28 Braddock, PA Braddock Elk’s Lodge
June
17 Clisson, France Hellfest
18 Bilbao, Spain Sala Santana
19 Barcelos, Portugarl GSM Fest
21 Madrid, Spain Sala Caracol
22 Badalona, Spain Estraperlo Club
23 Mallorca, Spain Sala Assaig
24 Desselt, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
26 Krakow, Poland Rotunda
28 Budapest, Hungary Club 202
30 Rome, Italy Init
July
1 Bologna, Italy Blogos
3 Berlin, Germany White Trash
4 Gdynia, Poland Ucho
5 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
7 Gavle, Sweden Getaway Rock Fest
20 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
22 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
23 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
24 Traverse City, MI Ground Zero
26 Columbia, MO Blue Note
27 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club
31 Louisville, KY Expo Five









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DOWN announce more US live dates

by on Feb.07, 2011, under editorials, news

DOWN — the New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (Superjoint Ritual, ex-Pantera) — has scheduled the following dates:

March
4 – New Orleans, LA – The Hangar
5 – Maxwell, TX – The Cotton Gin
6 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11 – New Orleans, LA – The Hangar #2
April
28 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
29 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
30 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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EDITORS NOTE:
Hopefully this trickle-in theory will mean there is a full fledged tour coming soon? How about we just announce ALL The dates already????’

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Corrosion of Conformity & NC Hardcore history in illustrated book

by on Feb.03, 2011, under news

In the early 1980s Hardcore Punk swept across the US like a shock wave of youthful spirit, ingenuity and aggression. Los Angeles had bands like Black Flag and artists like Raymond Pettibon and Pushead charting new waters of sound and visual imagery. New York had Bad Brains and Sean Taggart. Raleigh, North Carolina had Corrosion Of Conformity and comic illustrator Brian Walsby. Since 1984, Walsby‘s iconic illustrations have graced countless album covers, T-shirts and the pages of magazines such as Flipside, Maximumrocknroll, Hustler, Decibel and many others. In 2004 Brian‘s first book of comic art MANCHILD was released to worldwide applause from critics and fans alike. Mr. Walsby went on to release MANCHILD 2, 3 and 4 from 2006-2008. As these books have gone out of print and become sought after collectors items, Brian continued illustrating, writing and collecting photos for what was to become MANCHILD 5 Rabid Pack With Sirens Howling. MANCHILD 5 documents the bands, fans, and scene politics of the early Hardcore scene as viewed from Raleigh, NC in the 1980s. Readers are given a vivid picture of this era through Walsby‘s infamous comic art, rare photographs and the words of the people who lived through it all. With the band Corrosion of Conformity at the center; MANCHILD 5 proves to be a fascinating read filled with anecdotes about punk houses, scene drama, and bands like Bad Brains, No Labels, Scared Straight, Black Flag, Days Of, Wwax, Minor Threat, Confessor, Ugly Americans and many others.

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An oral history of DOWN’s Diary Of A Mad Band CD/DVD set

by on Sep.25, 2010, under news

As it turns out, the levees broke long before Katrina. In the ’80s and ’90s, New Orleans birthed musical lineages that would haunt the underground and rule the world. Detuned and devastating, they rose from the swamps and from the amplifiers of men who knelt at the altar of The Almighty Riff. Who toiled in their Iommic studies and learned those lessons as if their lives depended upon them. They populated and propagated the pedigrees that brought you the dope-sick sludge of Eyehategod, the cinder-block doom of Crowbar, the brash Southern crossover of Corrosion of Conformity (via North Carolina) and the platinum power-grooves of Pantera (via Dallas, Texas). That’d be Jimmy Bower, Kirk Windstein, Pepper Keenan, Rex Brown and Philip Anselmo, more or less. But mostly more.

For the members of DOWN, it’s home. Sweet home. It’s ground zero. For a state of mind beset on all sides by too much tepid water, too many pills, barely enough weed and never enough Black Sabbath. Yeah, it might seem like the only way you could draw a straight line between the industrial wasteland of Birmingham, England—birthplace of Sabbath (and Judas Priest) to the festering cultural bouillabaisse of the Big Easy would be with a pencil and a ruler, but that ain’t necessarily the case. At least not since DOWN have been around, which by all accounts dates back to 1991, when then-Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan would trade tapes and listen to the doom-ridden prophecies of certified Sabbath heads like Saint Vitus and Trouble as well as Pentagram. Therein lies the genesis of DOWN, the eternal brotherhood into which Bower, Windstein and (eventually) Brown were later initiated.

Which is to say Sabbath is pretty much the key here, the origin of the bloodline, as it were. As loud and heavy and stoned and powerful as you can handle it. The coda to the film in this very package tells the tale: “Bust Up, Tune Down, Sabb Off.” And as DOWN’s 2004 Ozzfest appearance indicated, the Drab Four smile upon DOWN like DOWN smiles upon their own many and misbegotten spawn: the fans getting their faces ruled at the shows on this DVD, the kids who started bands after being inspired by what they heard; the kids who aren’t kids anymore but grown-ass men with highly respected (and respectable) musical outfits of their own. The names are many—too many to mention here, perhaps—but they wear their DOWN t-shirts (and DOWN tattoos) with pride.

But we were talking about New Orleans, where the wards teem with secrets and crawl with ghosts. You can see ’em in the Clarence John Laughlin photographs that grace the inner sleeve of DOWN’s unstoppable 1995 debut, NOLA. The product of floods, sweat and beers, it was an album of wall-to-wall motherfuckers without a filler cut in the bunch. From the towering Vitus-inspired doom of “Temptation’s Wings” and thundering power-grooves of “Lifer” and “Underneath Everything” to the haunting thickly muscled swamp-swing of “Stone the Crow” and the ultimate reefer death-dirge that is “Bury Me In Smoke,” the album chiseled a template in granite like a headstone in a potter’s field.

DOWN played roughly 25 shows between ’91 and ’02, with Crowbar bassist Todd Strange holding down the low end with all 400 or so pounds of his substantial girth. But soon Anselmo, Keenan, Windstein, and Bower were crisscrossing the globe in their other bands, and Down was necessarily placed on the proverbial back burner, a “side project” that looked increasingly like a one-off as the years passed and the individual members soldiered through the hard-won triumphs and squalid tribulations of the lifer experience. And yet in 2002, DOWN emerged from their self-enforced slumber with DOWN II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow—and with Anselmo’s Pantera bandmate Rex Brown now on bass. Not unlike its predecessor, the album unleashed gargantuan bolts of detuned lightning like “Lysergick Funeral Procession,” “Ghosts Along The Mississippi” and “New Orleans Is A Dying Whore.” DOWN, it would seem, were back, edging ever closer to something like full-time status. But it was not to be. Not yet, anyway.

The day of reckoning came in 2005, when DOWN reunited in the wake of Pantera’s permanent and untimely demise. The following year—that’s The Year Of VI in Down-speak—the band stomped all over Europe for six straight weeks while a crack camera crew shot the concert film you currently hold in your sweaty paws with a certain sense of anticipation that can only be satisfied by pressing PLAY. Performing sold-out shows across the Old World with no promotion, no record label and no opening band, DOWN tore new ones from Hamburg to Stockholm and back again, culminating in an unannounced set in front of untold tens of thousands on the main stage at the Download Festival in Leicestershire, England. What you’ll witness on the enclosed audio-visual extravaganza is the unvarnished (“sour notes and screw-ups included,” Anselmo tells us) deliverance of the fucking goods from that six-week excursion, the merciless reaming of an entire continent, and the true grit of five lifers in the Brotherhood Of Eternal Sleep.

In Cologne, Germany, Anselmo sends “Lifer” out to fallen Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was gunned down onstage in Ohio in 2004, “and all our other brothers we lost along the goddamn way.” There’s Keenan, a close-up of his grizzled mug. And that fucking riff. The one from “Lifer” gets us every goddamn time.

Nottingham’s Rock City gets a face-full of “New Orleans Is A Dying Whore.” Keenan and Windstein churn out the opening salvo like it owes them money, on twin SGs, no less. In Copenhagen, the lighters come out for “Jail.” Backstage, the living legends of Europe’s metal underground turn out in force. There’s Cronos from Venom in Manchester, England. The dudes from Witchcraft in Stockholm. The black metal trifecta of Fenriz (Darkthrone), Satyr (Satyricon) and Frost (Satyricon, Gorgoroth, 1349) in Oslo.

At Download, Bower’s drums sound like fucking cannons and Rex’s bass, bulldozing. It’s “Bury Me In Smoke,” the grand finale to end all grand finales—and a sea of thousands to match a riff a thousand years wide. It’s before noon and the sun is blazing, cooking all that tender British flesh to an angry pink crisp. There’s a pit … make that several pits. There’s a false start, followed by threats and allegations. But the riff rides out, steamrolling everything, transcending all. And then the band’s performance and purpose is cemented as Anselmo tells the swirling masses, “Live long, live legendary.”
These are the precise words DOWN lives by.
Good advice.

J. Bennett
Los Angeles, 2010

Diary of a Mad Band hits stores on October 5th, and features a 2 CD full concert, live in London! The DVD highlights documented footage marking the 2006 return of DOWN from the practice room through their first European tour, and a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’. The DVD closes in at a blistering 130 minutes!

DVD: Diary of a Mad Band
w/ BONUS DVD FEATURETTE ‘Tyrades and Shananigans
1. Lysergic Funeral Procession
2. Lifer
3. Losing All
4. Rehab
5. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Underneath Everything
9. Temptation’s Wings
10. There’s Something On My Side
11. Hail The Leaf
12. Lies
13. The Seed
14. Eyes Of The South
15. Jail
16. Stone The Crows
17. Bury Me In Smoke

2 CD: LIVE IN EUROPE
1. Losing All
2. Lifer
3. Lysergic Funeral Procession
4. Rehab
5. Temptations Wings
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Hail The Leaf
9. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
10. Lies, I Don’t Know What They Say But…
11. Underneath Everything
12. The Seed
13. Eyes Of The South
14. Jail
15. Stone The Crows
16. Bury Me In Smoke

To pre-order Diary Of A Mad Band click here.
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DOWN to release ‘DIARY OF A MAD BAND’ 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) on October 5th

by on Sep.15, 2010, under news

New Orleans, LA’s DOWN is pleased to announce three killer pre-order bundles, available for purchase now in preparation for their upcoming 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) release, Diary of a Mad Band, hitting stores on October 5th, 2010. All pre-orders include an instant MP3 download of ‘Stone the Crow’ live in Dublin! These packages are a must have for every DOWN fan!

• Pre-Order Bundle #1 - Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) set – $18
• Pre-Order Bundle #2 – Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) set with limited edition pre-order only T-SHIRT – $30
• Pre-Order Bundle #3 – Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD), limited edition DOWN 3’x 5’ FLAG, limited edition pre-order only T-SHIRT – $45

Guitarist Pepper Keenan affirms, “The DVD is an in-depth look at what five boys from the wrong side of the tracks can achieve when motivated by the will to escape hard times, fueled by an unexplainable quest to destroy live and be embraced by the love of fans whom we had not had the pleasure of meeting yet. This is how it’s supposed to be: rock solid.

Vocalist Philip Anselmo adds, “This is a semi-ugly glimpse into what would end up the perfect building blocks to a much more prosperous future! Raw, distorted, unpredictable, and with a freshly mended spine in tow, these shows were desperately important to us as a cohesive unit. Take this trip through the old days with us at your own risk, and don’t forget to bring some aspirin!

Diary of a Mad Band features a 2 CD full concert, live in London! The DVD highlights documented footage marking the 2006 return of DOWN from the practice room through their first European tour, and a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’. The DVD closes in at a blistering 130 minutes! See below for a complete tracklisting of the set:

DVD: Diary of a Mad Band
w/ BONUS DVD FEATURETTE ‘Tyrades and Shananigans
1. Lysergic Funeral Procession
2. Lifer
3. Losing All
4. Rehab
5. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Underneath Everything
9. Temptation’s Wings
10. There’s Something On My Side
11. Hail The Leaf
12. Lies
13. The Seed
14. Eyes Of The South
15. Jail
16. Stone The Crows
17. Bury Me In Smoke

2 CD: LIVE IN EUROPE
1. Losing All
2. Lifer
3. Lysergic Funeral Procession
4. Rehab
5. Temptations Wings
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Hail The Leaf
9. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
10. Lies, I Don’t Know What They Say But…
11. Underneath Everything
12. The Seed
13. Eyes Of The South
14. Jail
15. Stone The Crows
16. Bury Me In Smoke

If that isn’t enough for a rabid fan, a 180 Gram triple vinyl version with a bonus DVD will be available on October 26th! DOWN features the all-star line-up of vocalist Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Arson Anthem), guitarist Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), guitarist Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow), bassist Rex Brown (Pantera), and drummer Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Crowbar). Based in New Orleans, LA, DOWN boasts an intense domestic and international fan base. Their last album, III: Over and Under has scanned over 113,000 copies, and internationally, DOWN has seen staggering sales of over 1 million. Regarded as one of the most explosive live acts of our generation, DOWN is constantly touring the globe. Stay tuned for tour dates in the future!

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RIOT FEST announce line up: Corrosion Of Conformity, High On Fire, Articles Of Faith, Cro-Mags & more

by on Aug.30, 2010, under news

Riot Fest announces the largest festival yet, set for October 6-10, 2010 in Chicago. Known for its punk rock, founder Riot Mike has broadened the fest to include just about every sub-genre, including hardcore, metal and everything in between. Heavy bands confirmed this year are Corrosion of Conformity (playing in their original power-trio line-up for the first time in 20-odd years), High on Fire, Torche, Kylesa, Righteous Fool, Articles of Faith (first time playing in their original line-up in 25 years), Negative Approach, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front and Droids Attack.
Other headliners include Bad Religion, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Circle Jerks, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, Bouncing Souls, Riverboat Gamblers, Red Oktoberfest presented by Red Scare, “Busted at Oz” Reunion, FUN., Smoking Popes, Bhopal Stiffs, The Meatmen, Off With Their Heads, Brendan Kelly, The Toasters, Roy Ellis a.k.a. Mr. Symarip and many more. A full listing of announced bands is available here.

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DOWN to finally release The Diary Of A Mad Band DVD/CD

by on Aug.26, 2010, under news

Amazon.com has set a an October 5th release date for DOWN‘s forthcoming double-DVD/CD, The Diary Of A Mad Band, via Down/Ada.

Down feature in their ranks guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA).

The Diary Of A Mad Band captures Down in all its sludged out intensity. This special DVD/CD collection features over 130 minutes of live video footage + a full never-before-released concert. The CD is different from the DVD.

About The Diary Of A Mad Band being caught up in legal issues, Anselmo commented to BraveWords.com recently: “You know something, man, I really haven’t the foggiest notion what all that crap’s about, man. They’ve been back and forth with this damn company so many times and if I said anything right now I’d be a liar ‘cause I don’t know. I’m letting the bigwigs deal with that. I really wish I could tell people. An honest answer, but I just can’t do it, man, so I’m gonna keep that lip zipped, so I don’t know.”

In a July 2010 interview with Altsounds.com Windstein said, “The way we look at it now is that we’re not downing it, no pun intended, but we’re so much better than that now, because when we got back together, Phil had only just gotten over back surgery, but it’s a very good representation of where we were at then and it’s a good rock and roll movie regardless.”

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C.O.C.’s Mike Dean interviewed by Metal Assault

by on Aug.10, 2010, under news

Andrew: This year it’s the 25th anniversary for Animosity

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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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘Animosity’ Lineup add three new live dates

by on Jul.27, 2010, under news

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have added three new dates to their previously announced tour dates: October 7th at Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ), October 8th at Chicago’s Riot Fest and October 10th at Highline Ballroom in New York City.

With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the classic Animosity album approaching, the original incarnation of Corrosion Of Conformity (Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin) will play their first live shows in over twenty years with the tour kick-off this week in Asheville, N.C.

The reunited trio announced earlier this month that they have recorded a new seven-inch single, ‘Your Tomorrow (Parts 1 and 2)‘, which will be available at all upcoming tour dates and via Southern Lord’s website.

RIGHTEOUS FOOL, featuring Mike Dean and Reed Mullin, will open all dates with other openers including ZOROASTER (Asheville), EAGLE TWIN (August 8th – 10th), BLACK BREATH (August 8th – 10th), BLACK TUSK (Raleigh), U.S. CHRISTMAS (both N.C. dates), IRON AGE (Austin) and very special guests for the October dates to be announced.

Corrosion Of Conformity‘s tour dates are as follows:
July
30 – Stella Blue – Asheville, NC
31 – The Pour House – Raleigh NC
August
8 – Echo and Echoplex -The Power Of The Riff Fest – Los Angeles, CA
10 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
12 – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
13 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
14 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
October
7 – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
8 – Double Door (Riot Fest) – Chicago, IL
10 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

For more CORROSION OF CONFORMITY click here.

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Classic ‘Animosity’ lineup of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY to release ‘Your Tomorrow’ 7inch single

by on Jul.11, 2010, under news

The reunited classic “Animosity” lineup of CORROSION OF CONFORMITYMike Dean (bass, vocals), Woody Weatherman (guitar) and Reed Mullin (drums) — will release a seven-inch single, “Your Tomorrow (Parts 1 And 2)“, via Southern Lord Records. The single will include an exclusive brand new song and will be available at the band’s upcoming shows and via Southern Lord mailorder and fine independent record stores everywhere. The single was recorded a few weeks ago and is currently in the process of being pressed onto black 180-gram wax. It features artwork by John Moore.

Current “Animosity” lineup of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY dates:
Jul. 30 – Asheville, NC @ Stella Blue
Jul. 31 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
Aug. 08 – Echo and Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 10 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Aug. 12 – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
Aug. 13 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Aug. 14 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

For more COC information visit here.

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