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

Latest Corrosion of Conformity News

Below is our complete Corrosion of Conformity news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Bloodsimple As Support For Second Leg of Jager

The Jägermeister Music Tour kicks off this November. This time out, DISTURBED leads the assault. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY serves as direct support on the first leg of the tour and BLOODSIMPLE will do the honors on the second leg. Each night a Jägermeister-sponsored band will open the show.

DISTURBED will be touring in celebration of the release of their third album, "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Bros.), which debuted at #1 on Billboard's charts with sales of over 240,000 its first week out.

"I really respect what Jägermeister has done on previous tours," says singer David Draiman, "so now that we're doing our first headlining tour in two years, we want it to be the Jägermeister Music Tour. We're psyched to be headlining. I'm a huge fan of the drink, and there's no doubt that DISTURBED and Jägermeister are a perfect mix."

Says Rick Zeiler, Director of Marketing & Brand Development for Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc., the importers of Jägermeister, "Jägermeister is thrilled to be working with DISTURBED! We've been fans of their music for years, and now we finally get the chance to showcase them on the Jägermeister Music Tour!"

In the great tradition of the Jägermeister Music Tour, the ticket price will be kept in the $30 range, ensuring plenty of bang for the buck. Fans can expect great Jägermeister prizes and giveaways like the Jägermeister compilation CDs with live and unreleased tracks from Jägermeister bands as well as plenty of Jägermeister shirts, hats, and other prizes and giveaways from tour sponsors Schecter Guitars, Peavey Electronics, and Coffin Case.

Jägermeister Music Tour Dates - First Leg: More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Announce Headlining Dates

Corrosion of Conformity have announced the following headlining tour dates:

Nov. 28 Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theater
Dec. 04 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Dec. 10 Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
Dec. 21 Charlotte, NC - Treemont Music Hall

Other upcoming tour dates with Disturbed: More...

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Dog Fashion Disco Part With Drummer

Dog Fashion Disco have parted with drummer Ollie, due to 'creative differences'. The band have brought back original member John Ensminger to help them out on new album 'Adultery'. He'll also be behid the kit when DFD tour as part of the upcoming Jagermeister Music Tour in America, with Disturbed and Corrosion of Conformity.

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Mondo Generator Replace CoC On Motorhead Tour

Mondo Generator are to replace Corrosion of Conformity as Motorhead's main support band for their upcoming European tour. This doesn't affect the UK, where In Flames will be the support act.

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Jagermeister Tour Regional Openers Announced

Most regional openers have been revealed for the forthcoming Jagermeister Music Tour, featuring DISTURBED and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. They are as follows:

November 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 7 - Kansas City, KS @ Uptown Theatre w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 8 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 13 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall w/ GONE UNTIL TOMORROW
November 14 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
November 16 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ WAITING 4 NEVER
November 17 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ STEMM
November 18 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 21 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 22 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 24 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 26 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
November 30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
December 2 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 3 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 5 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 6 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 8 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 9 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 11 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 13 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 14 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 19 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 20 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live w/ DOG FASHION DISCO

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Vote For Bands To Perform At Sweden Rock Fest

Sweden Rock Festival is asking fans to vote for 30 bands they want to see at the festival. To vote, visit www.swedenrock.com and click on "Vi frågar er." Click on up to 30 of the bands you want to see, then click the "Skicka" button.

Some of the bands you can vote for: More...

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More Dates From Disturbed Tour with COC

Dates have been unveiled for Disturbed's upcoming run with Corrosion Of Conformity, the schedule looks as follows: More...

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COC Postpone European Tour Due To Hurricane

Corrosion of Conformity have been forced to postpone all U.K. shows and to pull out of supporting Motorhead in Europe.

C.O.C. guitarist and New Orleans resident Pepper Keenan is currently displaced and looking after family members as they await word on when or if they will be able to return to the city.

The band plans to be back on the road in November supporting Disturbed in the U.S.

Plans are underway to reschedule shows in Europe.

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Corrosion Of Conformity To Open For Disturbed

Corrosion of Conformity will be opening for Disturbed on the first leg of the Jägermeister Tour. Tour dates will be announced very shortly. For more information, visit www.jagermeistermusictour.com.

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COC To Open For Motorhead In Europe

Corrosion of Conformity has announced tour dates for their upcoming European tour. Tour dates are as follows:

UK tour with Witchcraft:

Sept 25 Stoke On Trent - The Sugarmill
Sept 26 Oxford - The Zodiac
Sept 27 Brighton - Concorde 2
Sept 28 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
Sept 29 Nottingham - Rock City
Sept 30 Glasgow - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Oct 01 Birmingham - Birmingham Academy (Carling Academy)
Oct 02 Newport - TJ's
Oct 03 Liverpool - Liverpool Academy 1,2,3,4 (Liverpool Univ.)
Oct 04 Manchester - Manchester Univ (Academy,MDH,Hop&Grape)
Oct 06 London - Carling Academy Islington & Bar Academy

European tour opening for Motörhead: More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity To Tour UK In Fall

Corrosion of Conformity has announced a bunch of fall tour dates in the UK:

Sept. 25 Stoke - Sugarmill
Sept. 26 Oxford - Zodiac
Sept. 28 Portsmouth - Wedgwood Rooms
Sept. 29 Nottingham - Rock City
Sept. 30 Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
Oct. 01 Birmingham - Academy 2
Oct. 03 Liverpool - Uni
Oct. 04 Manchester - Uni
Oct. 06 London, UK - Islington Academy

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Laskas Family Benefit Shows Announced

Corrosion of Conformity band has posted this message on their website regarding the benefit shows for the Laskas family following the stabbing at one of their shows last month:

The name of the man killed at the COC show in Ybor on June 23 is Tommy Laskas. As time goes on, we're getting more and more emails from Tommy's friends. It's an honor to have a guy like this come to our show. Tommy leaves behind a daughter and wife.

Many people are pitching in to help the family through this hard time.

JULY 9: A concert featuring 8 bands and DJs will be held to benefit the Laskas family. It will be at New World Brewery, 1313 8th Ave, Ybor City FL. Click here to see the flyer.

JULY 12: A wresting show will be put on to benefit the Laskas family. It will take place at the Full Moon Saloon, 1613 E 7th Ave, Ybor City FL. Phone: 813-248-3309.

JULY 17: A Silent Auction Art Show will be held to benefit the Laskas family. It will take place 1510 E 8th Ave (the corner of 8th Ave and 15th St.) at 5PM. Call ahead at 813-241-2435 to donate art, or come by for the show to pick some up. Click here for the flyer.

A savings account has also been set up for Tommy's wife and daughter if you would like to help directly. It is Wachovia savings account #3000078182834

Thanks everyone. Rest in peace Tommy.

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Stabbing Victim Questions Security At CoC Show

Tampa Bay's 10 has filed a report from the Masquerade nightclub in Ybor City, Florida one night after a fatal stabbing at a Corrosion of Conformity concert there. According to the report, some people — including one of the stabbing victims — are questioning the loose security at the popular nightspot. You can watch the video report at tampabays10.com.

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Headline News

Man Arrested in COC Concert Stabbing

The arrest and booking information of the suspect arrested Saturday morning (June 25) in connection with the stabbings at CORROSION OF CONFORMITY concert in Ybor City Thursday night (June 23) has been posted online at the web site of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. You can check it out at this location.

Michael John Pyne (photo), 39, of Pinellas Park, turned himself in early Saturday morning, Tampa Police spokesman Joe Durkin said in a press release. Pyne is charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault, according to TBO.com.

Four people were stabbed during a fight Thursday night during a concert inside The Masquerade. Thomas Laskas, 29, died of his injuries early Friday morning at Tampa General Hospital. Witnesses said Laskas was trying to break up the fight.

Police said Pyne admitted to being at the club and having a knife but told detectives that he does not remember anything after seeing his girlfriend in a fight.

Pyne is being held without bond at the Hillsborough County Jail.

Michael Dunn of the Tampa Tribune has issued the following report: More...

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Breaking News

Fatal Stabbing At Corrosion of Conformity Concert

It is being reported that at last night's CORROSION OF CONFORMITY show at The Masquerade in Tampa, FL four people were stabbed with one being fatally wounded. The band has released the following statement on their web site:

"We are stunned deeply saddened by the brutal stabbings of three people at the Tampa show last night. We don't have much information at this time. Unofficially we have heard that one victim didn't make it. In twenty plus years of gigging we've never seen anything like this. It's sad that people can't come together for a good time listening to music without something tragic happening. We feel for the families of those attacked and wish success to Tampa law enforcement in their quest to solve this pointless crime. Take care of each other and go in peace.

Anyone who has any information or saw anything should contact the Tampa Police at 813-276-3200."

Ben Montgomery of The Tampa Tribune has issued the following report on the incident: More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Drive Record Company Crazy

Chart Attack reports that Corrosion of Conformity drove their record company crazy with their latest album, "In The Arms Of God." Several excerpts from the article:

"We drove the record company crazy with [it]," [guitarist/singer Pepper Keenan] admits. "It just didn't sound the way we wanted it to. We mastered the record three different times with three different people to get it right. The first guy compressed it to sound like a heavy metal album. We wanted it to feel like a jazz record. It needed those ups and downs. Once we heard it, we were like, 'No way. We're doing it again.'"

"We'd made a record that sounded so different compared to other bands. A lot of people forgot how to make classic-sounding records. Everything has to be on 10, raise it to the ceiling, that's not what we wanted. It's hard when there's this big dude who's done a million records and you're telling him that he's not got it right. He understood what we were trying to achieve though, 'cause we spent a lot of time trying to get the finer points in there."

"Hey, it worked and people get it," Keenan says with a confident smile. "Every time someone says to me, 'The drums sound like cannons!' I'm like, 'No shit, motherfucker, we didn't compress the drums!' We knew we were onto something."

Read the full article at Chart Attack.

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Crowbar Plan Headlining Dates, Support CoC

New Orleans sludge-masters Crowbar are hitting the road once again in support of the massively infectious release "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" next week. The first several dates are Crowbar headlining gigs, followed by a full month out with the legendary Corrosion of Conformity.

CROWBAR headlining dates:
05/27/05 - Lansing IL - JJ Kelly's
05/28/05 - Des Moines IA - Harry Mary
05/29/05 - St Louis MO - Creepy Crawl
05/31/05 - El Torreon - Kansas City MO
06/01/05 - Hi Tone - Memphis - TN More...

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COC Frontman To Appear On Headbanger's Ball

On Saturday May 14, Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan recorded an appearance on Headbanger's Ball that will air on MTV2 on Saturday May 21.

Upcoming tour dates w/ Crowbar, Alabama Thunderpussy, and Weedeater:

Jun. 02 Indianapolis IN The Vouge
Jun. 03 Detroit MI Harpo's
Jun. 04 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall
Jun. 05 Covington KY Madison Theater
Jun. 06 Grand Rapids MI Ten Bells Nightclub
Jun. 08 Buffalo NY The Buffalo Icon
Jun. 09 Towson MD Recher Theater
Jun. 10 New York NY Irving Plaza
Jun. 11 Philadelphia PA Trocadero
Jun. 12 Norfolk VA Norva Theatre
Jun. 14 Wilmington NC Marzz
Jun. 16 Asheville NC Stella Blue
Jun. 17 Winston-Salem NC Ziggy's
Jun. 18 Myrtle Beach SC House Of Blues
Jun. 19 Jacksonville Beach FL Freebird Live
Jun. 20 Orlando FL The Social
Jun. 22 Ft Lauderdale FL Culture Room
Jun. 23 Tampa FL Masquerade
Jun. 24 Atlanta GA Masquerade
Jun. 25 New Orleans LA TwiRoPa
Jun. 27 Nashville TN Exit/In
Jun. 28 Memphis TN New Daisy Theater
Jun. 30 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom
Jul. 01 Dallas TX Trees
Jul. 02 Houston TX Engine Room
Jul. 03 Austin TX Emo's
Jul. 21 Chicago IL House Of Blues

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Watch CoC's 'Stone Breaker' Video Online

Corrosion Of Conformity are out with the video to their new single 'Stone Breaker'. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

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Brand New Sin Announce New Tour Dates

The Syracuse-based hard rock quintet Brand New Sin will head out on a string of Northeastern dates with ‘80s legends Faster Pussycat from April 19th to April 24th, leading into two shows alongside Grammy Award-winning rock icons Motorhead. The group recently wrapped up highly successful strings of dates alongside Motorhead, Corrosion of Conformity and Life of Agony in support of their highly anticipated new full-length album "Recipe For Disaster," now set for a May 31st release.

Brand New Sin recently shot a video for the track “Black And Blue” with acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed).

Joe Altier (vocals) checks in with the following tour report:

We are home safe and sound, trying to stop the ringing in our ears and most importantly giving our livers a rest. The Motorhead tour was everything we expected and more. We wanna thank Motorhead, C.O.C, Zeke and all their crews for making it memorable and at times real fucking fuzzy. We also thank all the old diehard sinners for showing their faces again and for not forgetting us and we welcome all the new converts and look forward to seeing you all again real soon. A big thanks also goes out to our brothers in Life Of Agony for hooking us up with a few shows on our way home, and of course we must give a shout out to our fans in Flint and Detroit.

We have a string of dates coming up on the East Coast from April 19th to the 24th and then join back up with the Motorhead tour on May 4th and 5th. Look for our new video for ‘Black And Blue’ to make its Headbangers Ball and Uranium debuts next month and we will be announcing our summer plans real soon. Don't forget our new full-length album, Recipe For Disaster, will drop on May 30th for everyone across the pond in Europe and May 31st for all you here in the U.S. In the meantime, you can check out our Black And Blue EP, featuring the title track (our first single) along with three exclusive new cuts. This is available through our website and at all of our live shows. If you see me sitting in a random bar in Syracuse, hit me up because I will have a few of them in my back pocket. See all of you real soon.

Just when you thought you've heard it all, Brand New Sin returns with an aggressive, blue-collar American hard rock album sure to create a buzz that will transcend genres. Click here to hear the full-length version of “Black And Blue.”

Brand New Sin with Faster Pussycat tour dates:

Apr. 19 House Of Rock - Baltimore, MD
Apr. 20 Dragonfly - Harrison PA
Apr. 21 Staircase - Pittston PA
Apr. 22 Continental - New York NY
Apr. 23 Dingbatz - Jersey City NJ
Apr. 24 Crazy Donkey - Long Island NY

Brand New Sin with Motorhead tour dates:

May 04 Hampton Beach Casino - Hampton Beach NH
May 05 BB King's - New York NY

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