CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Part Three Of No Cross No Crown Video Blog Series Now Playing; Band Discusses Expectations Of A New Album With Pepper Keenan

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Part three of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s No Cross No Crown video blog series is now playing. In an interview conducted by J. Bennett, the band discusses expectations of a new album with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan.

Watch the clip below alongside parts one and two of the series.

Listen to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s first single from No Cross No Crown, “Cast The First Stone,” below.

No Cross No Crown, which marks the first recording with Keenan in over a decade, will see worldwide release on January 12th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The record will be available on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various preorder bundles are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

Recording in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, No Cross No Crown sounds as though no time has passed between 2005’s In The Arms Of God and today. Beefy Southern stompers like “The Luddite,” “Little Man,” and “Forgive Me” are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like “No Cross,” “Matre’s Diem,” and “Sacred Isolation” — just like Sabbath used to do in the ’70s. “We started doing that on Deliverance,” Keenan points out. “My theory on that is that if you’re trying to make a record flow, you need to break it up a little. When you need a breather, write an interlude. I like writing those mellow pieces just to space things out and make the next thing come in heavier.”

No Cross No Crown stands as irrefutable proof of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s ability to overcome. “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and the prior records I’ve done with them didn’t just go away,” Keenan observes. “It’s an honor to be back out there and have an opportunity to do it again in a real way and not some washed-up reunion thing. Even before we wrote the record, we were out there for a year seeing there was a demand for it and that there was a void that we could fill. That’s been CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s deal from day one. We’re not chasing anybody around. We’re not gonna worry about what the new trends are. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will join Black Label Society for a mammoth North American live takeover this winter. The tour begins December 27th, 2017 in Denver, Colorado and will wind its way through nearly four dozen cities, the journey coming to a close February 27th, 2018. Additional support will be provided by Eyehategod and Red Fang on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Black Label Society, Eyehategod (12/29 – 1/20; 2/11 – 2/27), Red Fang (1/26 – 2/9):
12/27/2017 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
12/29/2017 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sioux City, IA ^
12/30/2017 Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO ^
12/31/2017 Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL^
1/02/2018  Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE^
1/03/2018  House Of Blues – Chicago, IL ^
1/04/2018  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN ^
1/05/2018  The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI ^
1/07/2018  Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY ^
1/08/2018  M Telus – Montreal, QC ^
1/09/2018  Rebel – Toronto, ON ^
1/10/2018  20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI ^
1/12/2018  Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK ^
1/13/2018  Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX ^
1/14/2018  Emo’s – Austin, TX ^
1/15/2018  House Of Blues – Houston, TX ^
1/17/2018  House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA ^
1/18/2018  Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN ^
1/19/2018  Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH ^
1/20/2018  Center Stage – Atlanta, GA ^
1/26/2018  Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL *
1/27/2018  House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC *
1/28/2018  The Ritz – Raleigh, NC *
1/29/2018  The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD *
1/31/2018  PlayStation Theater – New York, NY *
2/01/2018  The Palladium – Worcester, MA *
2/02/2018  Aura – Portland, ME *
2/03/2018  Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA *
2/05/2018  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY *
2/06/2018  The Goodyear Theater at East End – Akron, OH *
2/07/2018  Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA *
2/08/2018  Eagles Ballroom Club Stage – Milwaukee, WI *
2/09/2018  Myth Live – St. Paul, MN *
2/11/2018  O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK ^
2/12/2018  The Ranch Roadhouse – Edmonton, AB ^
2/14/2018  Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC ^
2/16/2018  Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place – Grande Prairie, AB ^
2/17/2018  MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB ^
2/19/2018  Showbox SoDo – Seattle, W ^
2/20/2018  Roseland Theater – Portland, OR ^
2/21/2018  Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA ^
2/23/2018  House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ^
2/24/2018  The Marquee – Tempe, AZ ^
2/25/2018  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM ^
2/27/2018  The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
^ w/ Eyehategod
* w/ Red Fang

Pepper Keenan – vocals, guitar
Woodroe Weatherman – guitar
Mike Dean – bass, vocals
Reed Mullin – drums, vocals