Archive for August, 2014

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: West Coast Tour; Blind Inducted Into The Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame

Following their recent stomp through New Zealand and Australia, North Carolina crossover legends, Corrosion of Conformity, are readying to kick off a short run of West Coast live assaults. The near two-week trek will commence tomorrow in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying!

Corrosion of Conformity will be touring in support of their fittingly titled IX full-length released last month via Candlelight Records. Dubbed “a triumph” by The Obelisk, IX was captured by the band alongside longtime friend and colleague John Custer. Clocking in at nearly forty-five minutes, the record offers up the groove-laden sludge/doom/punk concoction fans have come to expect from Corrosion of Conformity. The Onion’s A.V. Club champions the band’s “…smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence,” furthering that, “the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast,” Rock Revolt notes, “…this album contains the vital elements to satisfy the most fervid Corrosion of Conformity fan,” Decibel Magazine elaborates, “COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012′s self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band’s strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song,” while The Sludgelord adds, “not only does IX deliver what we hoped for, but they surpass that with an unwavering confidence – the sparks are flying on this one.” If you missed it, check out the lyric video for “Tarquinius Superbus” at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, Corrosion of Conformity’s seminal Blind full-length was recently inducted into the Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame! Check out the piece in the September 2014 issue available for purchase at THIS LOCATION
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Corrosion of Conformity
w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying:

  • 8/19/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA
  • 8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
  • 8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
  • 8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
  • 8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
  • 8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
  • 8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
  • 8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA
  • 8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR
  • 8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
  • 9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
 

ORANGE GOBLIN: New Album Coming This October; Track Streaming At Loudwire

Candlelight Records today confirms October 7th as the North American release date for Orange Goblin’s new album, Back From The Abyss. Recorded earlier this year in London, the album reunites the band with producer Jamie Dodd. It was mastered at Turan Audio in late July. Back From The Abyss will be available for preorder via iTunes and Amazon beginning August 26th. Fans can begin to preorder the CD today via Candlelight’s official webstore and Bandcamp page.

Loudwire.com is celebrating the announcement with an exclusive North American stream of the album’s first single, “The Devil’s Whip.” Vocalist Ben Ward says, “This song is a real old-school banger stuffed full of riffs, sleaze, filth, and speed… just like the best metal should be! It’s Motörhead-style, outlaw-biker rock in all its glory, destined to get heads banging, fists pumping, drinks flowing and asses shaking. If you don’t find yourself breaking the speed limit to this song, desperate to find the roughest bar in town, start a fight and spending the night in a cell, then you are quite clearly already dead. Let’s ride, let loose, let’s rip… that’s right, you can’t escape ‘The Devil’s Whip.’”

Listen now HERE.

Back From The Abyss follows the band’s most successful release, 2012′s A Eulogy For The Damned, and the recent reissue of their 2007 album Healing Through Fire. Featuring twelve new songs, it delivers the quartets now internationally respected heavy metal. Decibel Magazine calls the band’s sound, “maximum riffage and turbo doom.” Blabbermouth dubs them, “a big burly bag of rock goodness.” Rocking hard as fans have come expect, Back From The Abyss shows not only the band’s tried-and-true blues and doom but the high caliber of their musicianship.

Orange Goblin will kick off the Autumn with a European tour alongside doom legends St. Vitus. Set to begin in France on October 9th, the tour will work its way through thirteen countries before concluding in Germany on November 14th. On the tour’s announcement Ward said, “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes St. Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form Orange Goblin all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary at the same time just blows my mind.”

American dates in support of Back From The Abyss are anticipated to start early in the new year. Details to be announced shortly.

Together since 1995, Orange Goblin has released seven full-length studio albums. A Eulogy For The Damned was the band’s first for Candlelight Records and closed a five year recording hiatus. The album was supported with the most live dates by the band in their history; touring that saw the band on North America soil first alongside Clutch then on a full-scale headline tour that found them on 38 stages across the US and Canada. Two videos were filmed and released for the album, including “Red Tide Rising” and the special Scion A/V video for “Acid Trials.”

Back From The Abyss Track Listing:

  • 1. Sabbath Hex
  • 2. Ubermensch
  • 3. The Devil’s Whip
  • 4. Demon Blues
  • 5. Heavy Lies The Crown
  • 6. Into the Arms of Morpheus
  • 7. Mythical Knives
  • 8. Bloodzilla
  • 9. The Abyss
  • 10. Titan
  • 11. Blood Of Them
  • 12. The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Orange Goblin is vocalist Ben Ward, guitartist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Christopher Turner. The band are endorsed by Marshall Amplification, Orange Amplification, Fender Bass Guitars, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Remo Skins, Vans, Volcom, Boss Pedals, Rotosound Strings, and Jagermeister.