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Formed: 1983
From: Raleigh, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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C.O.C. Teams Up With Orange Goblin In Cardiff

We all look forward to seeing our favourite bands live in almost any setting. The most special though is when they're part of an impressive touring lineup. This Autumn, North Carolina's legendary Corrosion Of Conformity returned to the United Kingdom for a headlining tour, teaming up with British heavy metal flag bearers Orange Goblin, as well as fellow Americans Fireball Ministry and Yorkshire bred, Black Moth. At the penultimate show of the tour in Cardiff, I had the pleasure of witnessing this stellar combination for myself.

Opening the bill was Black Moth, the youngest band on the trek. While only having a short set, spanning a little over twenty minutes, this stoner metal outfit boast an impressive sound and presence, led by vocalist Harriet Hyde. Not being too familiar with the band, I'm not able to name any of the songs they performed, but Black Moth were good enough to warrant looking up at home afterwards. Better than that, they're a group that deserved to be checked out again when given a longer set. A great way to open the show. More...

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C.O.C. Announces Tour With Crowbar

Raleigh, North Carolina based metal veterans Corrosion Of Conformity has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of North America this January, where they will be joined on all dates by Crowbar and Mothership, with Weedeater also on board from January 19th - February 13th and The Obsessed from February 16th - 27th. The tour is in support of the band's latest album, "No Cross No Crown," which was released at the beginning of the year through Nuclear Blast and marks their first album with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan since 2005's, "In The Arms Of God." The band's guitarist Woody Weatherman recently sat down with Metal Underground to discuss the album and more, which you can see below.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Announces Irish Shows

Raleigh, North Carolina based metal favourites Corrosion Of Conformity has announced two headlining shows in the Republic Of Ireland, in addition to a headlining show in the Northern Irish capital, Belfast. These do not appear to be part of their UK tour with Orange Goblin, Fireball Ministry and Black Moth.

The current Irish/UK tour scheduled for Corrosion Of Conformity now reads as follows:

October 22 Dublin - Tivoli
October 23 Limerick - Dolan's
October 24 Belfast - Limelight
October 26 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
October 27 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
October 28 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
October 30 Manchester, UK – Ritz
November 1 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
November 2 Sheffield, UK – Plug
November 3 Cardiff, UK – The Great Hall
November 4 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

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Corrosion Of Conformity UK Tour Announced

Corrosion Of Conformity announce that they will head back again overseas later this year for a UK run with Orange Goblin, Fireball Ministry and Black Moth.

Here’s what the band have booked at present:

06/09 Donington Park, UK – Download Festival
06/11 Colchester, UK – Colchester Arts Centre
06/12 Nijmegen, NET – FortaRock
06/13 Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
06/14 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
06/16 Pratteln, SWI – Konzertfabrik Z7
06/17 Milan, ITA – Santeria Social Club
06/18 Roma, ITA – Orion (feat. Converge)
06/19 Innsbruck, AUT – Vaz Hafen (feat. Converge)
06/20 Grenoble, FRA – La Belle Electrique (feat. Converge)
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/23 Kobenhavn, DEN – Copenhell
06/24 Dessel, BEL – Graspop

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Reed Mullin To Rejoin Corrosion Of Conformity

Drummer Reed Mullin will be rejoining Corrosion Of Conformity in July, having undergone knee replacement surgery this spring. States Mullin:

“Howdy y’all! I am super megabummd that I’m not gonna be able see you folks & do the upcoming slammin’ UK/European giggage and crushing festivals. Crestfallen even. I’m nearbowt healed up from my knee replacement surgery, but wanna be at 100% “Mule Power” when I return for the CoC onslaught.

HOWEVER.. My CoC brothers are still in mighty good hands with my fill-in John. He is a mf baadasss. Not-to-mention.. He’s Pretty! He’s the King of the World!! HE’s A BAAAAAAAAAAD MAN!!!!
He Needs a blonde wig though..

Anyways.. Do yourselves a favour & GO SEE the “rippers of flesh” … COC.
Much much love to all y’all.”

Corrosion Of Conformity’s July touring plans include this North American tour with Black label Society, Eyehategod and more: More...

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Black Label Society Announce Summer Tour

Black Label Society summer tour dates with Corrosion of Conformity and Eyehategod supporting.

Telekinetic Yeti will play select dates.

07/16 Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall (with Telekinetic Yeti/no Eyehategod)
07/17 Joliet, IL – The Forge (with Telekinetic Yeti/no Eyehategod)
07/18 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
07/20 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon
07/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
07/22 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
07/23 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
07/25 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
07/27 Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at The Fairgrounds
07/29 Hartford, CT – The Webster (with Telekinetic Yeti/no Eyehategod)
07/30 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
08/01 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
08/02 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
08/03 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
08/05 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
08/07 Toronto, ON – Rebel
08/08 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
08/09 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
08/10 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
08/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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Converge & CoC Announce Three European Dates

Converge and Corrosion Of Conformity will be performing a trio of European shows together in June. Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon says of those forthcoming dates:

“I always get stoked when we get to tour/play with bands that have made an impact on me. “Eye For An Eye” was one of my first hardcore records. Later in their career they released “Animosity” and “Blind”. Both of those albums were game changers for me. They’ve morphed and mutated into different sounds over the years, all of which have been awesome…”

06/18 Rome, ITA – Orion
06/19 Innsbruck, AUT – Hafen
06/20 Grenoble, FRA – La Bell Electrique More...

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Graspop Adds 26 More Bands

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year's edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event's Facebook post claims that the lineup is now "more or less complete" with "a few finishing touches" to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 - 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Follow The Cipher
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
The Pink Slips More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Premieres New Music Video

American metal veterans Corrosion of Conformity has posted a new music video online the track, "The Luddite." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's new studio album, "No Cross No Crown," which is released today through Nuclear Blast Records and is the group's first album with vocalist Pepper Keenan since 2005's, "In The Arms Of God." More...

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Corrosion of Conformity Issues New Blog Clip

Corrosion of Conformity issues the sixth clip in the No Cross No Crown videoblog series. In an in-depth roundtable discussion conducted by J. Bennett, the band talks about forthcoming fan reactions and album reviews.

Watch the latest segment below:

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Corrosion Of Conformity Premiere New Music Video

Corrosion Of Conformity debut their new music video for their track “Wolf Named Crow“. The song appears on the group's upcoming new album “No Cross No Crown“, which finds them reunited with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan. Nuclear Blast will release it on January 12th.

The band’s bassist Mike Dean tells of the track: More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Reveals New Album Details

American heavy metal veterans Corrosion Of Conformity has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album, "No Cross No Crown" on January 12th next year through Nuclear Blast Records. This will mark their first album with frontman Pepper Keenan since the 2005 release, "In the Arms of God" and will contain no less than fifteen tracks, the first of which, "Cast The First Stone" can be heard below and will be available as a free download when the album is pre-ordered.

The tracklisting for "No Cross No Crown" is as follows:

1. Novus Deus
2. The Luddite
3. Cast The First Stone
4. No Cross
5. Wolf Named Crow
6. Little Man
7. Matre's Diem
8. Forgive Me
9. Nothing Left To Say
10. Sacred Isolation
11. Old Disaster
12. E.L.M.
13. No Cross No Crown
14. A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)
15. Son And Daughter More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Gearing Up For Tour

Corrosion Of Conformity will join Danzig on a short run of live dates next month. The week-long trek will commence on September 7th in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and includes stops in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Montclair, New Jersey; Huntington, New York; Lewiston, Kentucky; Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan.

As a precursor to that run with Danzig, Corrosion Of Conformotiy will play Psycho Las Vegas this weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas alongside the likes of Mastodon, Swans, The Murder City Devils, Cult Of Luna with Julie Christmas, and many more.

The following week the band will make its way to the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. See all confirmed dates below. In other news, CoC has been diligently working on the follow-up to 2014's "IX" offering. Helmed by longtime producer John Custer, the record will mark the band's studio reunion with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan.

8/20/2017 Psycho Las Vegas @ Hard Rock Hotel And Casino - Las Vegas, NV
8/26/2017 Mohegan Sun Wolf Den - Uncasville, CT

w/ Danzig:
9/07/2017 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
9/08/2017 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
9/09 /2017The Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
9/11/2017 The Paramount - Huntington, NY
9/12/2017 Artpark Amphitheater - Lewiston, KY
9/14/2017 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
9/15/2017 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI

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Blackest Of The Black 2017 Lineup Revealed

This year marks the first Blackest Of The Black destination festival. The brainchild of Glenn Danzig, the event not only serves as a music festival, but as a cultural experience.

Coming to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th, Blackest Of The Black will host two music stages curated by Danzig, with performances by Danzig, Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Vamps, and many more.

The festival will be hosted by Full Metal Jackie and will feature camping, along with a number of sinister attractions including Castle Danzig -- a fully immersive walkthrough experience of agony, ecstasy and more, all based on the music and graphic novels of Glenn Danzig. Information on tickets, VIP packages, camping and more can be found at this location.

Glenn Danzig comments: “I first started Blackest in the early 2000s and finally my full vision is being realized. Get ready for sensory overload, from films to comics to Castle Danzig. This is going to be the real Blackest Of The Black."

The music lineup for Blackest Of The Black is as follows:

Friday, May 26: Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, Suicide Silence, Discharge, Belphegor, Butcher Babies, 3 Teeth, and more to be announced!

Saturday, May 27: Danzig, Ministry, Vamps, Atreyu, Venom Inc, DevilDriver, Fear Factory, Marduk, Combichrist, Ghoul, Ritual, and more to be announced! More...

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Chicago Open Air Day Three

Day 3: Sunday 7/17/2016

The best part of being Cuban/Irish is that I'm tan year round but still shrivel up like bacon when exposed to too much sunlight. I had the nastiest sunburn ever which even days later had my forehead covered in acne and the skin on my nose flaking off. And after looking at myself in the mirror, the first two words that came to mind were, “worth it.” As somebody too perpetually broke to wear sunscreen and already shelling out ungodly amounts of money just to stay fed and hydrated, a sunburn was a rather small price to pay to continue to have a really great time.

Since my arctic camo shorts were completely drenched in beer, I decided that now was the time to break out an even more egregious pair of camo shorts. Neon green and black are a pattern that can't blend into any environment which is why I bought them in the first place. Just the most outrageous thing I could possibly own... and now I had an excuse!

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I missed the first three acts since I got there late. I kept waking up later each morning due to the sheer quantity of alcohol I was drinking as my car needed engine repairs and that meant that I wasn't driving. That fact that the gates opened earlier with each passing day didn't help either since Gemini Syndrome started playing a full half hour earlier than Through Fire did on Friday. So I ultimately have no opinions on Gemini Syndrome, Upon a Burning Body or We Came As Romans and I'm not going to fabricate a story just for the sake of comprehensiveness. There are some videos on Youtube and I watched them but I still lack anything resembling an opinion since bootlegs can never compare to the real thing. More...

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Headline News

Down Returning To The Stage

After cancelling some shows due to the outrage over the white power outburst and Pepper going full force with COC, Philip Anslemo recently addressed the future of Down at the Diamond Pub Concert Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

“I think between myself, Patrick Bruders and one James Bower from EyeHateGod… We haven’t seen much of Pepper, because he’s obviously been busy with COC. That’s the freedom that rock and roll brings. So, yeah, we’re all kind of doing our own things but we always come back together because Black Sabbath, Trouble and Saint Vitus bring us back together, and that’s where we started from, you know what I’m saying?”

Down has now confirmed to play the Psycho Las Vegas music festival taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 26th-28th 2016. More info can be found here. There are no other confirmed shows at the moment.

You can check out an audio recording of some of the Anselmo question-and-answer session in Louisville by listening to the “Talk Toomey” podcast at this location. More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Kicking Off New Tour Leg

Corrosion Of Conformity will kick off the second leg of a North American live takeover today, May 3rd in New Orleans, Louisiana, supporting Lamb Of God and Clutch.

The trek runs through June 10th in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and follows the band's successful headlining trek with Mothership last month. The latest stretch of dates will see the band performing some never-before-heard tunes slated for an forthcoming full-length.

5/03/2016 The Orpheum - New Orleans, LA
5/04/2016 Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN
5/05/2016 Brady Theater - Tulsa, OK
5/07/2016 Park Street Saloon - Columbus, OH *w/ Lo-Pan (no LOG or Clutch)
5/08/2016 Reading Eagle Theatre - Reading, PA
5/09/2016 State Theatre - Portland, ME
5/10/2016 House of Blues - Boston, MA
5/12/2016 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
5/13/2016 Westfair Amphitheater - Council Bluffs, IA
5/14/2016 Spicoli's - Waterloo, IA (no LOG or Clutch)
5/16/2016 Magic City Music Hall - Binghamton, NY
5/17/2016 The Paramount - Huntington, NY
5/18/2016 Higher Ground - So. Burlington, VT w/ Clutch (no LOG)
5/19/2016 TD Echo Beach - Toronto, ON
5/20/2016 Schaghticoke Fairgrounds - Schaghticoke, NY
5/23/2016 The Cotillion - Wichita, KS
5/24/2016 Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO
5/25/2016 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
5/27/2016 Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
5/28/2016 Fox Theater Pomona - Pomona, CA
5/29/2016 Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
5/31/2016 WaMu Theater @ CenturyLink Field Events - Seattle, WA
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
6/10/2016 Piere's Entertainment Center - Ft. Wayne, IN w/ Clutch, Valkyrie (No LOG) More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Kicking Off Tour

Corrosion Of Conformity will kick off the first leg of a North American live takeover today, April 6th in Huntington, West Virginia.

The trek runs through April 15th in Poughkeepsie, New York with support provided by Mothership. The following evening the band will play a special one-off show with Eyehategod in Richmond, Virginia.

Following a short breather, Corrosion Of Conformity will head back out for more than two dozen dates with Lamb Of God and Clutch. See confirmed performances below.

w/ Mothership:
4/06/2016 V Club - Huntington, WV
4/07/2016 Ziggys By The Sea - Wilmington, NC
4/08/2016 Blue Fox Billiards - Winchester, VA
4/09/2016 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
4/10/2016 The Met - Pawtucket, RI
4/12/2016 The Wonder Bar - Asbury Park, NJ
4/13/2016 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
4/14/2016 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
4/15/2016 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
4/16/2016 The BroadBerry - Richmond, VA * w/ Eyehategod (no Mothership) More...

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Rock 'N Derby Reveals More Band Additions

The inaugural Rock 'N Derby - presented by SLP Concerts and GameLoud - will take over the 35+ acre Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY (69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. just minutes outside Albany) on May 20 - 22, 2016.

This isn't just a festival, this is a three-day, 24 hour camping, demolition derby concert experience, and the bands keep on coming.

The lineup now includes Corrosion Of Conformity, Hollywood Undead, State Champs, Sebastian Bach, Enter Shikari, Born of Osiris, Avatar, For Today, Rings of Saturn, Cilver and Bad Case For Big Mouth.

They join previously announced bands Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Sixx: A.M., Lamb Of God, Clutch, Parkway Drive, Anthrax, Ghost, Collective Soul, Extreme, Wolfmother, Sevendust, Dokken, Trivium, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Scott Stapp, All That Remains, Stray From The Path, Pop Evil, Thy Art Is Murder, Red Sun Rising, Wild Throne, Like A Storm and Currents, plus Tool tribute band Schism and '70's dirt rock cover band Chevy Metal.

The full currently announced three day lineup is below, with more groups still to be added ahead of the festival dates. More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Gearing Up For Tour

Long running metal icons, Corrosion Of Conformity, will kick off an epic North American live takeover next month.

The first leg of the journey kicks off on April 6th in Huntington, West Virginia and will run through April 15th in Poughkeepsie, New York with support provided by Mothership. The following evening the band will play a special one-off show with Eyehategod in Richmond, Virginia.

Following a short breather, Corrosion Of Conformity will head back out for more than two dozen dates with Lamb Of God and Clutch. See confirmed performances below. The latest excursions will include some never-before-heard tunes slated for a forthcoming full-length.

Comments guitarist Woodroe Weatherman: "We've all been working hard writing and demoing new riffs for the next album but we thought it would be a good idea to jump on the road a bit and let some of these new ideas sink in." More...

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