Band Photo: Corrosion of Conformity (?)
From: Raleigh, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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...