CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is currently leveling stages on the second leg of their North American live takeover supporting Lamb Of God and Clutch. The trek, now in its final days, enters Canada again today and will weave its way through Vancouver, Penticton, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. The latest tour follows the band’s successful headlining trek with Mothership in April sees the band performing some never-before-heard tunes slated for their forthcoming full-length.
In related news, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY was recently joined by Metallica’s James Hetfield in Oakland for an impromptu performance of “Seven Days.” Check out fan-filmed footage below:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Lamb Of God, Clutch [remaining dates]:
6/01/2016 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/02/2016 South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
6/04/2016 Calgary Stampede Corral – Calgary, AB
6/05/2016 Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
6/06/2016 Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Park – Saskatoon, SK
6/07/2016 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
6/09/2016 Eagles Ball Room – Milwaukee, WI
6/10/2016 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Ft. Wayne, IN w/ Clutch, Valkyrie (No LOG)
Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY‘s recent performance at Brooklyn, New York’s Saint Vitus Bar, Rock Shock Pop hailed, “a blistering set of heavy, riff-centric tracks from the albums that they’ve made together over the years. On top of that, the band was clearly having a blast and seemed to be feeding off of the crowd’s energy.” Of the same evening, Local Bozo observed the, “collective energy simmering in the sweaty standing room only crowd,” punctuated by, “pumping fists, banging heads, and mosh pits engulfing the room.” Concurred Metal Assault, “nothing defines heavy music more than a CORROSION OF CONFORMITY headlining show…” The Province noted, “Anyone who loves the Southern metalpunk crew knows that when the version of the band featuring Pepper Keenan on vocals is performing, it’s CORROSION OF CONFORMITY doing its BBQ Black Sabbath best and they did… ‘Wiseblood,’ a killer extended dub jam on ‘Albatross,’ the always worthwhile ‘Vote With A Bullet’ and others had fans headbanging and punching the sky as the quartet sludged away,” while National Rock Review hailed, “a shining performance from one of the best rock bands in the world.”
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has been diligently working on their follow-up to 2014’s IX offering. The as-yet-untitled long player will be helmed by longtime producer John Custer, who’s recorded such prior COC classics as Deliverance, Wiseblood, America’s Volume Dealer, and In The Arms Of God. The record will mark the band’s studio reunion with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan and their first full-length record together since 2005. A Fall 2016 release is expected.”
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY emerged from hibernation as a trio and released 2012’s self-titled album and 2014’s IX to wide acclaim, but many fans have been eagerly and patiently awaiting the return of Pepper Keenan.
The band was originally an influential hardcore punk/heavy metal crossover act before reaching critical success with a then new lineup on 1991’s Blind album. That trajectory continued with wider appeal as Keenan took over as the group’s primary vocalist on Deliverance (1994) and Wiseblood (1996). These two recordings in particular fused the raw energy of their previous albums, with some great strides forward in classic rock inspired songwriting and more spacious production and execution. Since then the band has often been copied but rarely equaled. This juggernaut gained mass and momentum with relentless touring alongside such greats Metallica, Clutch, Eyehategod, and many more. Eventually, following the release of In the Arms Of God in 2005, Keenan decided to focus all his energy on his hometown band Down… until now.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is:
Pepper Keenan – vocals, guitar
Woodroe Weatherman – guitar
Mike Dean – bass, vocals
Reed Mullin – drums, vocals
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