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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Start Writing New Material

Corrosion Of Conformity has begun writing material for their next album, the follow-up to the well-received self-titled record released via Candlelight Records late February 2012, the reissue of their Eye For An Eye debut, and recently released Scion A/V EP Megalodon. The album, untitled at this time, will again feature the trio of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woodroe Weatherman, and drummer Reed Mullin.

Last week the band announced their first live performance for the New Year at the annual Metal Fest on April 13th. It will be the first Corrosion Of Conformity appearance ever in Chile. Mike Dean comments, “We have been talking about going to South American forever and with Chile being a big source of so much of our Facebook traffic, I know it’s going to be epic. Another chance for us to do a festival with Down is always a very good thing.”

The festival follows the completion of the band’s recent US tour that concluded in southern California alongside High On Fire. The trio was also a featured participant on Barge From Hell that left Florida shores on December 7. Dean notes, “The cruise was pretty awesome. We had Rick and Jonathan from Torche masquerading as our crew and watching their antics alone was worth the trip. The seas were calm so there was no hurling over the bow.”

Corrosion Of Conformity continues to promote the self-titled album in interviews with media as well spreading word on their recently released Megalodon EP. The EP, sponsored by the amazing folks at Scion A/V, is available for free now via various outlets. Dean says, “The EP was written, recorded, and released in two months time. It really challenged us in a good way. It feels good to get two releases out in one year and I expect that we will continue that level of productivity.” Continuing he shares, “The self-titled album is holding up very well for me. There is a wide variety of material there. It’s all definitely COC but at the same time everything is really a stretch for us. Within the realm of never being totally satisfied, I am very happy with how it came out.”

Formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1982, Corrosion Of Conformity quickly transformed heavy music. Politically charged and socially aware, the band has influenced countless others and today remains humble about their accomplishments. With over 1.1 million albums sold in the United States alone, the band continues to find new fans via non-stop touring.

“Thirty years into an expansive and rollercoaster career, Corrosion Of Conformity have done the major label song-and-dance and survived, and markedly changed musical directions more than once. Their latest isn’t a comeback album or an example of diminishing returns. It’s a testament to immense talent and the elusive endowment of staying power.” – Invisible Oranges

“In an era when doom metal keeps growingbleaker and artier, and hardcore skews ever more dire, Corrosion Of Conformity serves as a reminder that swagger, soul, and songcraft still have a place in the heavy-rock underground. Corrosion Of Conformity, indeed.” – Pitchfork

“Corrosion Of Conformity will challenge as many fans as it excites. And that, of course, suits COC’s legacy, no matter which era holds your allegiance.” – Indy Week

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Release Eye For An Eye Reissue; North American Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Pittsburgh

Today North Carolina crossover instigators Corrosion Of Conformity release their legendary Eye For An Eye full-length to North American fans via Candlelight Records. Originally issued in 1984, the special reissue has been remastered and includes the Six Songs With Mike Singing EP, both of which have been long out of print. A deluxe digibook edition of the album, limited to 1000 for North America, will be available at limited retailers and via Candlelight’s official webstore.

Eye For An Eye is streaming in its entirety for a limited time via BrooklyVegan. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

Coinciding with the release, Corrosion Of Conformity today kick off a string of dates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Altar Bar. Presented by Scion A/V, the tour includes support from a host of esteemed ear-bleeders including Zoroaster, ASG, Royal Thunder, YOB, and Saviours. Additionally, the band will play a string of special shows with High On Fire, Goatwhore and LoPan on select dates as well as a special Power Of The Riff presents event featuring COC, High on Fire, Sunn O))), Black Breath, Dead In The Dirt, Loincloth, Void Of Voices. See full itinerary below.

CORROSION OF CONFOMRITY Fall/Winter Tour 2012:

  • 11/06/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
  • 11/07/2012 Kingdom – Richmond, VA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/08/2012 North Star – Philadelphia, PA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/09/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/10/2012 El ‘N’ Gee – New London, CT w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/11/2012 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/13/2012 Fitzy’s – Kingston, ON
  • 11/14/2012 Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/15/2012 London Music Hall – London, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/16/2012 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Skeletonwitch, Red Fang, Black Tusk, Havok, Mutilation Rites, Indian Handcrafts
  • 11/17/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
  • 11/18/2012 Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
  • 12/11/2012 The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC w/ Saviours
  • 12/12/2012 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/13/2012 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/14/2012 Oak Street Speakeasy – Eugene, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/15/2012 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/16/2012 Uptown Theater – Oakland,CA w/ Saviours
  • 12/18/2012 Catalyst – Santa Cruz,CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan
  • 12/19/2012 The Brickhouse – San Diego, CA w/High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan
  • 12/20/2012 Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA w/High on Fire, Sunn O))), Black Breath, Dead In The Dirt, Loincloth, Void Of Voices
  • 12/21/2012 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan

Formed in Raleigh in 1982, Corrosion Of Conformity quickly transformed heavy music. Politically charged and socially aware, the band has influenced countless others and today remains humble about their accomplishments. With over 1.1 million albums sold in the United States, the band continues to find new fans via nonstop touring.

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Eye For An Eye To Be Reissued November 6

Candlelight Records today confirms November 6 as the North American release date of Corrosion of Conformity’s Eye For An Eye. This special reissue has been remastered/packaged and includes the EP Six Songs With Mike Singing. Both titles have been out of print for years. It follows the successful release of the band’s self-titled album earlier this year. A deluxe digibook edition of the album, limited to 1000 for North America, will be available at limited retailers and via Candlelight’s official webstore. The digibook version includes extended liner notes and a rare pictorial gallery.

Twenty-six songs showcase the early sonic years of the North Carolina-based band. Far more punk than their later recordings, the album found an immediate fanbase. Amazon customers over the years have called the album an “undisputed classic,” while noting it is “for the true skaters of the mid-to-late-‘80s,” and “brings me back to a good time of hardcore/punk.” Guitarist Woody Weatherman comments, “We were just kids when we wrote and recorded these tunes.” Vocalist/bassist Mike Dean notes, “Making that album was our dream and we worked hard to make it happen because it was the vehicle to allow us to go out and play two hundred shows a year, like the bands we looked up to – Black Flag, Bad Brains, D.O.A.”

Originally released in 1984, Eye for An Eye featured the original lineup of Weatherman, Dean, drummer Reed Mullin, and vocalist Eric Eycke. Reissued to incorporate the 1989 EP by Mike Dean (who left the band between 1987-1992), Eye for An Eye is raw in sound but focused on message. The years that followed would see the band rise to worldwide popularity with breakthrough and Billboard-charting releases Blind and Deliverance.

Formed in Raleigh in 1982, Corrosion of Conformity quickly transformed heavy music. Politically charged and socially aware, the band has influenced countless others and today remains humble about their accomplishments. With over 1.1 million albums sold in the United States, the band continues to find new fans via nonstop touring.

“We had a lot of fun doing it and it’s great to have this album officially back out there again,” says Weatherman. “I had basically written this off as being our sloppy beginner’s effort but listening to it now, I really hear a few songs that hold up well,” adds Dean.

Eye For An Eye Track Listing:

  • 01. Tell Me
  • 02. Minds Are Controlled
  • 03. Indifferent
  • 04. Broken Will
  • 05. Rabid Dogs
  • 06. L.S.
  • 07. Rednekkk
  • 08. Coexist
  • 09. Excluded
  • 10. Dark Thoughts
  • 11. Poison Planet
  • 12. What?
  • 13. Negative Outlook
  • 14. Positive Outlook
  • 15. No Drunk
  • 16. College Town
  • 17. Not Safe
  • 18. Eye For An Eye
  • 19. Nothing’s Gonna Change
  • 20. Green Manalishi
  • 21. Eye For An Eye*
  • 22. Center of the World*
  • 23. Citizen*
  • 24. Not For Me*
  • 25. What ?*
  • 26. Negative Outlook*
  • *Six Songs With Mike Singing

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: To Kick Off Special Run With Prong This Week!

Following up a triumphant stretch of West Coast dates earlier this Summer with Torche, Black Cobra and Gaza, this Wednesday, North Carolina crossover revolutionaries Corrosion of Conformity will kick off a four-date run with New York metallers Prong. The short but epic run will commence in Huntington, West Virginia and steamroll through Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Savannah. The tour serves as a precursor to their Euro festival takeover this August (see full listing at THIS LOCATION)!

In addition, the band will appear on this year’s Hopscotch Music Fest. The three-day event is set to take place on September 6 – 8, 2012 on their home turf of Raleigh. The band will play alongside a throng of artists from all genres including Sunn O))), The Roots, Baroness, Yo La Tengo, The Jesus And Mary Chain and many more. Corrosion of Conformity were also added to the colossal Barge To Hell lineup where 40 of metal’s finest acts along with 2,000 headbangers from around the world take over a luxury cruise ship for a five-day/four-night trip to the Caribbean. The Barge sets sail on December 3 from Miami, Florida. Others bands scheduled to appear include Behemoth, Six Feet Under, Enslaved, Rotting Christ, At The Gates, Possessed, Municipal Waste and more!

Corrosion of Conformity w/ Prong

  • 7/25/2012 V Club – Huntington, WV
  • 7/26/2012 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
  • 7/27/2012 Soapbox – Wilmington, NC
  • 7/28/2012 Jinx – Savannah, GA
  • 9/6-8/2012 Hopscotch Music Fest – Raleigh, NC
  • 12/3-7/2012 Barge To Hell – Miami, FL

Founded by three teenagers in 1982, Corrosion of Conformity began as an underground band and went on to transform heavy music, challenging boundaries and serving as what Decibel Magazine called “a crucial stylistic lynchpin in the bridge between metal and punk” that “irrevocably reshaped crossover’s sonic possibilities.” Thirty years and many changes later, COC’s original trio is back with a self-titled release for London-based independent Candlelight Records. Released Stateside this past March Corrosion of Conformity was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer and mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters). The 11-track offering features the esteemed Animosity lineup of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin and closes a six year recording gap for the band.

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Confirmed To Play Hopscotch Music Fest

North Carolina crossover luminaries Corrosion Of Conformity are pleased to announce their addition to this year’s Hopscotch Music Fest. The three-day event is set to take place on September 6 – 8, 2012 on their home turf of Raleigh. The band will play alongside a throng of artists from all genres including Sunn O))), The Roots, Baroness, Yo La Tengo, The Jesus And Mary Chain and many more.

Comments guitarist Woody Weatherman: “I always enjoy playing these festivals with such a diverse collection of bands; it’s awesome this time it is in our hometown.”

Corrosion Of Conformity will return to the road this June on a previously announced stretch of West Coast and Canadian headlining dates. Sponsored by Thrasher Magazine, the tour will commence on June 1 in Charlotte, North Carolina and include a spot on the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Long Beach, California with Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Pennywise and more. Support will come from Torche, Black Cobra and Gaza. Tickets are on sale now through all major ticket outlets.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Torche, Black Cobra, Gaza

  • 6/01/2012 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
  • 6/03/2012 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
  • 6/05/2012 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
  • 6/07/2012 Club 910 – Phoenix, AZ
  • 6/08/2012 Ink-N-Iron Festival, Long Beach, CA w/ Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Torche, Black Cobra and more…
  • 6/09/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
  • 6/11/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
  • 6/12/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
  • 6/13/2012 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
  • 6/15/2012 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 6/16/2012 Summit – Denver, CO
  • 6/18/2012 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
  • 6/19/2012 The Ballroom @ The Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
  • 6/20/2012 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
  • 6/21/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
  • 6/22/2012 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
  • 6/23/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA

HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FEST

  • 9/6 – 8/2012 Hopscotch Music Fest – Raleigh, NC

In related news, the band recently released a video for “Psychic Vampire.” Presented exclusively by Scion AV, the production was directed by Charles Cardello of Bifocal Media and is viewable at THIS LOCATION.

Founded by three teenagers in 1982, Corrosion Of Conformity began as an underground band and went on to transform heavy music, challenging boundaries and serving as what Decibel Magazine called “a crucial stylistic lynchpin in the bridge between metal and punk” that “irrevocably reshaped crossover’s sonic possibilities.” Thirty years and many changes later, COC’s original trio is back with a self-titled release for London-based independent Candlelight Records. Released Stateside this past March Corrosion Of Conformity was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer and mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters). The 11-track offering features the esteemed Animosity lineup of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin and closes a six year recording gap for the band. Hailed among fans and critics alike, Decibel Magazine championed the band’s efforts noting: “While mastery isn’t unusual in metal, Corrosion Of Conformity is fully baked enough to make us wish another 29 years on these fuckers,” while Stereokiller, in a 4/5 rating, noted: “The crew of Mike Dean, Woody Weatherman and Reed Mullin reconvene as a sturdy marriage of St. Vitus, Black Sabbath and Motörhead retrofitting the tried-and-true rock wisdom they’ve always applied to their sound.” Independent Weekly opined: “…as Corrosion Of Conformity draws from the past, it refuses to replicate it here. These tracks are too mid-paced and riff-dominated to be punk, too gruff and volatile for the bluesy hard-rock of the band’s latter days. And yes, there’s no Keenan, giving Dean’s higher register the chance to replace the departed vocalist’s smooth confidence with welcome tension—more Ozzy than Dio, in other words,” while Pitchfork echoed the sentiment: “Corrosion Of Conformity is what you want out of a comeback record: not just reclamation of lost vigor but a meaningful update on a vintage sound. If Animosity seemed like an ugly duckling back in the mid 1980s — too punk for the metal crowd and vice versa– Corrosion Of Conformity registers similarly today. In an era when doom metal keeps growing bleaker and artier, and hardcore skews ever more dire, the album serves as a reminder that swagger, soul, and songcraft still have a place in the heavy-rock underground. Corrosion Of Conformity, indeed.”