With the official release of their new full-length, fittingly titled IX, now just days away, North Carolina crossover icons, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, are very pleased to announce their first North American live assaults in support of the offering. The near two-week run will commence on August 20th 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!
The trek follows the band’s live takeovers next month in New Zealand and Australia. “We are really fired up to bring COC back to New Zealand and Australia for the first time in over a decade,” says vocalist/bassist Mike Dean. “I’ve been with Vista Chino and had a great experience on Soundwave and the shows on the side. Our set is shaping up to include songs from IX, Deliverance, the self-titled, and Animosity.”
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY:
7/18/2014 Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ
7/19/2014 Valhalla – Wellington, NZ
7/20/2014 Churchills – NZ
7/24/2014 Crowbar – Brisbane, AUS
7/25/2014 NSC – Sydney AUS
7/26/2014 Reverence Hotel – Melbourne AUS
7/27/2014 Enigma Bar – Adelaide AUS
w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying
8/20/2014The Hop – Spokane, WA [tickets]
8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]
8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]
8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [on sale next week]
8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA [tickets]
8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR [tickets]
8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [tickets]
9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC [tickets]
Captured by the band alongside long-time friend and colleague John Custer, writing for IX commenced in the early months of 2013 with demoing and recording starting by Summer’s end. Completed in January, IX clocks in at nearly forty-five minutes. Sludge, doom, punk… it’s all in the grooves that fans have come to expect from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.
The planned June 24th release date of IX was moved to July 1st with the 180-gram vinyl pressing expected later in the month. Fans that preordered the CD directly from Candlelight should be finding their copy in post boxes now as the eleven-song digipak continues to garner glowing reviews critics nationally. In a recent 8/10 review of the long player, Decibel Magazine gushes, “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.” Crowning the record “Album Of The Month,” Metal Reviews commends, “the sound of an experienced band who can still make a heavy and fresh-sounding album,” while Loudwire adds, “The album’s production is full with plenty of low end, showcasing the thick riffs and potent rhythm section. Clocking in at just over forty-two-minutes, the band delivers the goods and doesn’t overstay their welcome.”
In celebration of its approaching release, The Onion’s A.V. Club is currently streaming IX in its entirety, lauding its variation between “smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence, the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast.”
Hear IX in full at THIS LOCATION.
Two years ago, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY released to much acclaim their first album in over five years. “Corrosion of Conformity isn’t a comeback album or an example of diminishing returns,” noted Invisible Oranges. “It’s a testament to immense talent and the elusive endowment of staying power.” With IX, over three decades of playing together clearly shows; a notable comfort and ease glows on each of the album’s songs. It is without doubt, Dean, guitarist Woodroe Weatherman, and drummer Reed Mullin have revitalized their sonic muse. “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY displays a command of style far beyond anything their 1985 selves could have imagined,” noted Decibel Magazine on review of 2012’s self-titled album. Pitchfork said, “the trio sounds as commanding as it ever has.” “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are very much firing on all cylinders,” adds Terrorizer.