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From: Raleigh, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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.
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...
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
Corrosion Of Conformity are out with the video to their new single 'Stone Breaker'. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
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
Real.com is hosting an online listening party for Corrosion Of Conformity's new album 'In The Arms Of God', released Tuesday (April 5). You can listen to the album in full here.
Woody Weatherman, guitarist for Corrosion of Conformity, recently spoke with Quad-City Times Newspaper about the making of their album "In the Arms of God." Here are several excerpts from the article:
Corrosion of Conformity guitarist Woody Weatherman describes the making of his band’s stunningly pointed new album, “In the Arms of God,” the same way a 7-year-old might talk about a baby tooth.
“It just fell out,” he said from a tour stop in Connecticut.
The effortlessness that he and the rest of the decade-old North Carolina four-piece encountered when they convened to record their first album in five years was unexpected. All of the time away from the recording studio, coupled with a drastically changed world from the one they were living in when they made the last record gave lead singer Pepper Keenan more fire to play with.
“With Keenan, he’s coming from a different time and place. The world’s a different place. Everything’s a little scarier and I think a lot of these songs reflect that,” Weatherman said.
“That’s the true Corrosion of Conformity fashion,” Weatherman said. “We take giant leaps. If (our fans) weren’t expecting a surprise, they should have.”
Many of the songs initially came to be as ideas hatched at Weatherman’s farmstead. They were then recorded uninhibitedly at the crumbling practice space — the “dingy hole-in-the-wall with mold growing on the wall” — that Corrosion’s had since the 1980s.
“I’ve got a place out there that’s half a farm. I don’t have any llamas or anything. It’s a little ways out. For me, it’s in the country. It inspires everyone once in a while,” Weatherman said. “We recorded the entire record at our practice space. It was the first time we’ve ever done that. When people record demos and then record their album in a studio, a lot of times people will say, ‘I kind of like the demo tape version better.’
“We just kind of did that. It’s raw and it’s real. We used all the same equipment we use live. Those amps that we play with every night are the same amps that are on the record.“
Read the full article at Quad-City Times.
A one-minute, fifteen-second audio clip of a brand new Corrosion of Conformity track, entitled "Stone Breaker", has been made available for download at this location.
"Stone Breaker" comes off the group's new album, "In the Arms of God", due on April 5 via Sanctuary Records.
The group's first collection of new material since 2000's "America's Volume Dealer", "In the Arms of God" was produced by C.O.C.'s longtime collaborator John Custer. Besides working on four of the band's previous albums, Custer also produced C.O.C. bassist Mike Dean's track on Dave Grohl's Probot project and C.O.C.'s contribution to "Nativity In Black", the Black Sabbath tribute compilation. Playing drums was New Orleans' Stanton Moore, skinsman for the renowned jazz-funk combo Galactic.
"In the Arms of God" (view cover here) track listing:
01. Stone Breaker
02. Paranoid Opioid
03. It Is That Way
04. Diry Hands Empty Pockets / Already Gone
05. Rise River Rise
06. Never Turns To More
07. Infinite War
08. So Much Left Behind
10. World on Fire
11. Crown of Thorns
12. In the Arms of God
Track #3, "It Is That Way", has previously appeared at the High Times magazine compilation "High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection", released last year.
Corrosion of Conformity will embark on a U.S. tour supporting Motorhead beginning on March 9 in Sayreville, New Jersey. Joining Pepper Keenan (vocals/guitar), Woody Weatherman (guitar/vocals) and Mike Dean (bass/vocals) on the road will be drummer Jason Paterson (Cry Love). Tour dates can be found here.
Motorhead has announced more tour dates to their 30th Anniversary tour with Corrosion of Conformity & Zeke. The complete list of tour dates is as follows:
Mar. 09 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Mar. 11 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Mar. 12 New York, NY B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill
Mar. 13 Binghampton, NY Magic City Music Hall
Mar. 15 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
Mar. 16 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Mar. 18 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
Mar. 19 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Mar. 20 Milwaukee, WI Rave Ballroom
Mar. 21 CHicago, IL House of Blues
Mar. 23 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Mar. 25 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Mar. 26 Kearney, NE Expo Centre
Mar. 27 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Mar. 29 Albuquerque, NM Showcase Theatre
Apr. 01 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
Apr. 02 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Apr. 03 Los Angeles, CA Wrestlemania
Apr. 05 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Apr. 06 Bakersfield, CA The Dome
Apr. 08 San Francisco, CA Warfield
Apr. 09 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Apr. 10 Seattle, WA The Showbox
Apr. 12 Spokane, WA Big Easy
Apr. 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 15 Prince George, BC Prince George Multiplex
Apr. 17 Calgary, AB The Whiskey
Apr. 18 Edmonton, AB Red's
Apr. 19 Banff, AB Wild Bills
Apr. 21 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Apr. 22 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
Apr. 23 Thunder Bay, ON Warp 9
Apr. 25 Toronto, ON The Docks
Apr. 26 Kingston, ON Stages
Apr. 28 Ottawa, ON Capitol Music Hall
Apr. 29/05 Quebec City, PQ Capitol Theatre
Apr. 30 Montreal, PQ Metropolis
May 02 Halifax, NS Halifax Civic Centre
May 03 St. John, NB Lord Beaverbrook Rink
May 28 Mexico Monterrey Metal Fest
The highly anticipated new Brand New Sin full-length album "Recipe For Disaster" is now set for a May 31st release and will be preceded by a series of performances alongside rock legends Motorhead and Corrosion of Conformity, kicking off March 9 in Sayerville, N.J. In conjunction with the tour, the band will release a low-priced four-track EP titled "Black And Blue," which will be available starting in March at select independent retailers.
The title track, "Black And Blue,” will serve as the first single from "Recipe For Disaster"; the other three songs will be exclusive to the EP. The group recently shot a video for “Black And Blue” with acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed); click here to check out stills from the shoot. Brand New Sin are currently wrapping up a two-week tour of the Southeast and were recently added to a slew of new Motorhead shows, along with two special gigs with Life of Agony late next month.
The Southern-influenced hard rock quintet first burst upon the scene in 2002 with their groundbreaking self-titled debut, which garnered acclaim from such mainstream outlets as Billboard and Guitar One. The group went on to earn a devoted legion of fans through relentless touring with a wide array of artists, from Black Label Society and Slayer to Breaking Benjamin and Saliva. It's the stunning blend of Altier's captivating roar and melodic overtones mixed with the band's gritty, rock-solid rhythm section, stunning dual guitar solos and pummeling hooks that helps this group stand out from the pack and appeal to a diverse audience.
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.”
ZEKE have announced a U.S. tour in support of their latest album, 'Til the Livin' End. ZEKE will team up with MOTORHEAD and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY for a string of dates that kick off on March 9th in Sayerville, NJ. The tour is expected to conclude on April 11th in Spokane, WA with additional dates pending.
On the topic of touring alongside MOTORHEAD, ZEKE guitarist / frontman Blind Marky Felchtone commented, "It's about f**king time!".
Here is the complete listing of ZEKE tour dates: More...
Black Label Society went into the studio recently to record a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1977 classic "I Never Dreamed" for the upcoming Skynyrd tribute album "Heavy Helping" being released by Sanctuary records, which is slated to include Zakk, Corrosion Of Conformity, Metallica, Sebastian Bach, Kid Rock, Saliva, Dee Snider and more.
When asked why he chose that particular Skynyrd song, Zakk replied, "I've always loved that tune. I'm not going to do 'Sweet Home' or 'Free Bird', all the shit you always hear on the radio. Pick some obscure Skynyrd song and make it your own. We Black Labelized the whole damn thing. It came out slammin'! Actually, we're going to put it on our record (Mafia, due out March 8th) as well. It'll probably be the bonus track at the end of the album. So it'll be on both. It's just more publishing for the Skynyrd guys."
As far as a release date for "Heavy Helping," Zakk was unsure. "I have no idea. But with all the other bands that are on there, I'm sure it's going to be amazing. I can't wait to hear it."
The lads in Motorhead and Corrosion of Conformity have announced dates for their upcoming tour.
The bands current set of dates takes both bands into April. More dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. This will be Motorhead's first U.S. tour since being forced to cancel last year's tour due to Motorhead frontman Lemmy's foot injury.
Motorhead will be touring in support of last year's release "Inferno." Corrosion of Conformity will be touring in support of their upcoming April release "In the Arms of God."
Tour dates: More...
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will be resurfacing to tour this March and April as support to none other than the almighty MOTORHEAD.
Corrosion of Conformity appear to have changed the projected title of their new album to "In the Arms of God" from its previously announced Spanish-language equivalent, "En Los Brazos Del Dios".
"We start back this week with the final mixdown of the new music," guitarist Woody Weatherman writes on the group's web site. "Looks like 12 tunes will make it onto the actual record, that leaves a few songs unmixed for the time being maybe they'll appear later."
"In the Arms of God" is tentatively scheduled for release on April 5 via Sanctuary Records. Song titles set to appear on the CD include "En los Brazos del Dios", "Never Turns to More", "Stone Breaker" and "World on Fire". Producing the album is C.O.C.'s longtime collaborator John Custer. Besides working on four of the band's previous albums, Custer also produced C.O.C. bassist Mike Dean's track on Dave Grohl's Probot project and C.O.C.'s contribution to "Nativity In Black", the Black Sabbath tribute compilation. Playing drums is New Orleans' Stanton Moore, skinsman for the renowned jazz-funk combo Galactic.
Sanctuary Records has set an April 5, 2005 tentative release date for the new Corrosion of Conformity album, entitled "En Los Brazos Del Dios." Songtitiles set to appear on the CD include "En los Brazos del Dios", "Never Turns to More", "Stone Breaker" and "World on Fire". Producing the album is C.O.C.'s longtime collaborator John Custer. Besides working on four of the band's previous albums, Custer also produced C.O.C. bassist Mike Dean's track on Dave Grohl's Probot project and C.O.C.'s contribution to "Nativity In Black", the Black Sabbath tribute compilation. Playing drums is New Orleans' Stanton Moore, skinsman for the renowned jazz-funk combo Galactic.
Corrosion Conformity, the Grammy-nominated heavy rockers from North Carolina, will release an aggressive new studio album through Sanctuary Records in early 2005, to be followed by a worldwide tour.
Tentatively titled "En los Brazos del Dios" (In the Arms of God), the upcoming album is among the band's heaviest in years. "We all have a certain affinity for real music, including truly heavy stuff," says founding guitarist Woody Weatherman.
The band's current direction reflects their long tradition of evolution. "We started writing songs, and they somewhat had the vibe of 'Blind', 'Deliverance' and our earlier material," says vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan. "We started thinking from that perspective, and it evolved into a heavy, classic sound but with a modern wisdom to it. We really got back to our roots with this one, listening to old records that we all grew up on and headbanging at Woody's farmhouse. It was a good time putting it together."
The result, Keenan says, is a "bombastic, epic record, staying clear of the 3-minute formula. It's not a nostalgic record by any means; it's big and ugly and heavy. Thematically, there's a lot of disgust on the record, directed inwardly and towards society in general, reflecting these times we all live in. A lot of people will be able to relate." More...
Maryland-based doom rockers Earthride entered Sonic Wave Studios in Raleigh, N.C. over Labor Day weekend with producer producer/engineer Mike Dean (Corrosion of Conformity bassist) to begin recording their second release for L.A.'s Southern Lord Records.
"It's a good relationship," said Earthride vocalist Dave Sherman (Wretched, Spirit Caravan) of working with Dean. "We have a good rapport with Mike. Hopefully this will be one of the best releases of 2005."
Dean and Sherman got to know each other in 2001 when C.O.C. toured the United States with Spirit Caravan and their fellow Maryland residents in Clutch. Later, Dean and Spirit Caravan guitarist/vocalist Wino (St. Vitus, The Obsessed, Hidden Hand) contributed vocal tracks to Dave Grohl's Probot project, released earlier this year by Southern Lord.
Earthride's other members are guitarist Kyle Van Steinburg, bassist Rob Hampshire and drummer Eric Little (Internal Void).
When Dean asked Southern Lord chief Greg Anderson if any of his bands needed a producer, he mentioned Earthride.
"I was excited because of their connections to Spirit Caravan and Internal Void," Dean said. "I was even more excited when they set up their equipment and I heard the songs and realized it would be easy to make them sound tremendous because they already sounded tremendous."
Dean found time to work with Earthride during a break in C.O.C.'s schedule. Last month the band began recording its next release for Sanctuary Records with Galactic drummer Stanton Moore in his band's New Orleans studio. C.O.C. also recently completed recording their version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "On the Hunt" for one of Sanctuary's upcoming Skynard tribute albums, working with longtime producer John Custer in his Raleigh studio and at Sonic Wave.
Earthride's last release for Southern Lord, "Taming of the Demons", was produced by Chris Koslowski, who's also worked with Pentagram, Spirit Caravan, Internal Void and The Obsessed. The band's first release was a self-produced, self-titled four-song EP/CD that came out in 2000 on its own Earth Brain label.
"I respect Earthride for their abilities and their connection to the history of heavy rock," said Dean. "Their influences run deep and far back."
CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, UNIDA and THE HIDDEN HAND are among the artists appearing on the forthcoming High Times Records compilation album, "High Volume", due on May 4.
"High Volume" (view cover here) track listing:
01. GAS GIANT – "Too Stoned"
02. BAD WIZARD - "So Bad"
03. CLUTCH - "Willie Nelson"
04. NEBULA - "The Void"
05. THE HIDDEN HAND - "Falconstone"
06. UNIDA - "Left Us To Mold"
07. ORANGE GOBLIN - "No Law"
08. SUPLECS - "Cities Of The Dead"
09. HIGH ON FIRE - "To Cross The Bridge"
10. SEA OF GREEN - "High For The Ride"
11. THE FORMULA - "Hello To Oblivion"
12. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - "It Is That Way"
13. THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT - "Ride Out"
14. BOTTOM - "NADAsoul"
Corrosion Of Conformity will be contributing a brand-new song to a compilation CD being released through High Times Records. The album, titled "High Volume", is expected to surface around April 20, 2004 and will feature a number of other "great bands," according to a post on C.O.C.'s official web site.
In other news, "there is finally serious talk of buckling down and getting some real work done on the next C.O.C. record. Hopefully we'll have some actual news concerning that matter very soon." More...