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!

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.

While mastery isn’t unusual in metal, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is fully baked enough to make us wish another 29 years on these fuckers…” — Decibel

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.” – Stereokiller

COC may have changed a few members, but they lost none of their muscle. Corrosion of Conformity is an album with all the strength and integrity of COC’s very best work.” — Popmatters

“…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.” — Independent Weekly

“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.” – Pitchfork