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RIP Reed Mullin, legendary drum hero of C.O.C.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:51 PM (PST)

Man, I wanted to start out by saying here’s some love to everyone hurting from this sudden news of Reed Mullin’s passing. What a powerful life he had in the underground rock scene. Those iconic shuffling fills and grooves or explosions of life-filled energy and a Cheshire grin or funny skeptical look. So many powerful records and songs that he was a part of – the epitome of earth shaking and important rock n roll and hardcore.

I hate writing memorial pieces as part of the “job” of running a rock news blog. It isn’t that you don’t want to collectively mourn or celebrate a life. News explodes fast and I don’t want to ever seem like an ambulance chaser before a human being processing the news as a fan that someone real died. A real person with friends and family and often the full impact or shape of a life can only be seen by God. You can never summarize a life accurately and do it justice. I just don’t believe it is possible.

Reed seemed like an awesome fucking dude and his playing was legendary. I am so thankful for the inspiration he gave me as a fan and so many others and for the few brief convos we had on Facebook. Put C.O.C. on your Spotify shuffle today and you’ll have hours of proof of how good his work was (don’t forget the underrated Candlelight stuff from before Pepper was back). But that doesn’t tell the full story of what he meant to others as a person.

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Corrosion Of Conformity with Pepper in the line-up is by far the most popular version of the band, though all their records over the years are terrific. Anyway, No Cross No Crown is the name of the pending first C.O.C. record with Pepper back in the band after a little over a decade. The first single is fantastic and will rock you out of all the misery in the air with some glorious guitars, a potent rhythmic charge and Pepper’s hoarse and bluesy, assured and gruff vocals. God damn, I needed this today!

Pre-Order No Cross No Crown HERE.

“Reed called me and mentioned maybe playing a couple shows,” Keenan recalls. “I said, ‘Let’s just go to Europe and see if it works.’ So we went to Europe and then ended up going back four times in one year… We toured for a year and then started tracking about ten or eleven months ago.”

No Cross No Crown will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment worldwide on January 12th, 2018 on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats.

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Kick Off North American Live Takeover

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 4:08 PM (PST)


Long running metal icons and recent Nuclear Blast signees, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, will kick off a near month-long North American live takeover this week. The headlining trek will commence on November 12th in Atlanta, Georgia and wind its way through twenty-two venues before coming to a close on December 10th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Support will be provided by Brant Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band, Saviours and Mothership. The band’s latest stretch of dates follows their recent run with Clutch and Mastodon and includes a stop at Philip H. Anselmo’s third annual Housecore Horror Fest in San Antonio, Texas. See all confirmed dates below.

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Listening to John Garcia’s great kinda ZZ Top slow burner “The Blvd” and browsing online. I read some welcome news about a guitarist we all know and love.

Lambgoat is reporting that Pepper Keenan (aka The coolest mofo in showbiz) is still in NOLA sludge kings Down, despite also hitting the trail again with veritable punk rock AND southern metal institution Corrosion Of Conformity! COC confirmed he is back and doing a UK tour.

Corrosion of Conformity are reuniting with guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan for UK and European dates. Other than a few surprise appearances, this will be the first time Keenan has toured with the band since 2006. This will also be the first time the “Deliverance” lineup of the group has played together since 2001.

While IX was one of the better hard rock albums of 2014, you gotta love COC with Pepper as well. Any line up of the band is a real treat.

For dates see BELOW.

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How hot is that purple Blind vinyl?!!! SO damn hot! Corrosion Of Conformity in any incarnation is fantabulous for letting your freak flag fry but two of the band’s most fuzzed out masterpieces (up for pre-order since August or so) are getting a Prosthetic Records official street date of January 27th, 2015. Fly on!

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Vocalist Karl Agell, who sang on CORROSION OF CONFORMITY‘s 1991 seminal Blind full-length and founding drummer Reed Mullin will perform the LP in its entirety on Sunday, November 9th at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. The concert is a benefit show for Katherine Ludwig, former editor of long-running heavy metal magazine, Metal Maniacs, who is currently battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Footage of the band rehearsing for the upcoming performance (plus jamming some Slayer and Motorhead!!!) can be viewed at THIS LOCATION.

Comments Mullin, “I only heard about Katherine’s medical problems a month ago, and the minute after, I was on the phone with Karl Agell to see if he’d be into doing a benefit for her. I’m not sure folks today know just how instrumental she was in introducing and exposing your typical ‘metal maniac’ of the early ’90s to so many bad ass bands. A lot of which, like COC, had never been given an audience like that before. We had been in fanzines with circulations of maybe a couple hundred, but Metal Maniacs was thousands and thousands! A great advocate for little known underground metal, as well as hardcore/punk bands, she promoted the Blind album to the point where by the end of the year it was on virtually everyone’s top ten metal albums of 1991. I can’t overstate how important she was to COC’s success. Without her, Blind wouldn’t have sold what it did. And after that, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say there probably would never have been a Deliverance album. Katherine Ludwig is wonderful person and I hope we can give back a little for all the goodness she gave us.”


A Facebook page has been launched by Alicia Morgan, who worked as Ludwig’s assistant and was editor for several issues of the magazine. Writes Morgan: “[Katherine would] cover bands before they were on the mainstream radar: Sepultura, Voivod, Prong, Kreator, White Zombie, Obituary, Cathedral, Cro-Mags, Neurosis, Eyehategod, Carcass, Corrosion Of Conformity etc. She gave a voice to underground punk/doom and crust bands like  Amebix, Deviated Instinct and Winter. She gave a platform to unsigned bands and ‘zines. In her editorials, she wrote about issues that meant something to her. Racism. Sexism. Human rights. Animal rights. Vegetarianism. Homophobia. Even if she got flack about it, she’d soldier on, and call people out… I’m asking you to give Katherine, this leader, this beautiful and strong warrior, donations that will relieve some of the burden to ease costs that go along with all of the guts and glory that go along with chemo, and cancer, and everything and everything that will help as she helped all of you.”

Katherine Ludwig Benefit Concert

November 9th, 2014

Doors 5pm – Show 6pm.

Lincoln Theater – 126 E Cabarrus St. – Raleigh, NC  27601

$15 advance/$20 day of show.

Buy tickets HERE.

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Prosthetic Records has plans to help keep the fire lit brightly for Corrosion Of Conformity fans. Two-count ’em-two vinyl reissues of classic jammers from the stoner rock crossover veteran squad. Two seminal albums by metal pioneers Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C.) — the 1991 landmark “Blind” and its acclaimed 1994 follow-up “Deliverance” — will be reissued on vinyl by Prosthetic Records this fall. While an exact release date has not yet been confirmed, both titles — limited to 1,000 copies each — are currently available for pre-order in the Prosthetic webshop right HERE. New editions of vintage merch designs from the era are now available as well.

Click HERE for more info.

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IX from C.O.C. is some of the best fuzzed out tones from the band this side of America’s Volume Dealer, perfect to ease the aches and pains of what ails you or to help incur new bruises rocking out.

Just a real rambling rumble here , a sense of friendship and exploration in these tunes. One of my favorite albums in the band’s career, actually. My fave since In The Arms of God, which I dig as much as Deliverance and Animosity and more than Blind, to be honest. Though any era of C.O.C. is the bees knees, the total shit, rock n roll, etc. The band are touring  with Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying in the best, coolest fucking package tour of the year, in my opinion. I spoke to veteran musical soldier Mike Dean about the tour and the latest John Custer collaborative

C.O.C. audio event, HERE.

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Corrosion of Conformity release new track ‘On Your Way’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 4:20 PM (PST)

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North Carolina metalheads Corrosion of Conformity have released a new track, “On Your Way”.

“On Your Way” is off of Corrosion of Conformity’s forthcoming album IX which will be released on June 24 via Candlelight Records.

Says guitarist Woody Weatherman:

“This album is another step forward for us.  It seems like we keep heading more and more toward our rawer live sound with the studio recordings.”

Drummer / vocalist Mike Dean adds:

“The making of ‘IX’ was drawn out because of us having to step away to do other projects. I think being forced to step away kept us hungry and then being back on the case with deadlines casting a shadow gave us a ‘failure is no option’ vibe and that really helped the final product.”

Check out “On Your Way” here.

You can also stream “The Nectar” here.

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COC announce June 24th as release date for IX

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:36 AM (PST)


Candlelight Records today confirms June 24th as the North American release date of IX, the new album from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Produced by the band and long-time comrade John Custer, the album and lead single “On Your Way” will be available for preorders via iTunes, Amazon, and other popular outlets beginning May 13th.

“This album is another step forward for us,” adds Weatherman.  “It seems like we keep heading more and more toward our rawer live sound with the studio recordings.”

Click HERE for track listing and more info!

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Free EP Download: Corrosion Of Conformity – “Megalodon”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM (PST)

North Carolina heavy metal veterans Corrosion Of Conformity are currently offering their new EP Megalodon for free download.  The band released a video for the song “Feed On” which you can view by clicking right here.

Megalodon followed the successful release of Corrosion Of Conformity’s self titled Candlelight Records release in February 2012.  The EP was released in November 2012 via Scion A/V and was recorded in the band’s hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.  C.O.C. guitarist Woody Weatherman had this to say about recording Megalodon:

“We did that in our hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, which is kind of nice, to be able to hang around in town and not have to go out somewhere, go to L.A. or New York. Sometimes it’s nice to record at home. You get a little better vibe. Plus I got to use all of my own gear. So it was fun.”

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High On Fire to headline North American tour

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 7:23 AM (PST)

With Matt Pike fresh outta rehab it looks like stoner/doom metal greats High On Fire are finally ready to hit the road and melt some faces.  They have announced a headlining tour with Goatwhore and Lo-Pan tagging along for support.  Oh yeah, Corrosion Of Conformity will be along for the ride December 18-21, and Primate will be there November 23- December 1.  So basically you’re an idiot if you miss this tour.

To find a list of dates click here.

This will be High On Fire’s first time on the road since the release of their amazing E1 Entertainment released album De Vermis Mysterious so don’t miss out!  The band recently released a music video for the song Fertile Green which is highly recommended if you’re stoned right now.  Even sober, it’s a pretty badass video that you should check out by clicking here.

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Black Cobra announce North American tour dates

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM (PST)

California doom metallers, Black Cobra, have announced a North American tour. The tour will last from May 21st and last through July 3rd. The band will headline parts of the tour and will recieve support from Gaza and they will be playing with other bands on different legs on the tour as well such as Corrosion Of Conformity and Torche.

To check out the full tour schedule click here.

Black Cobra’s latest album, “Invernal,” was released in 2011 through Southern Lord Records.

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Black Cobra Announce Tour of Australia & New Zealand With Fu Manchu

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 12:41 PM (PST)

Following their devastating shows at SXSW last week — both as part of the massive ToneDeaf Touring showcase as well as the Southern Lord/TPOTR/Brooklyn Vegan rager — Black Cobra have just confirmed a Spring tour of New Zealand and Australia with stoner rock icons Fu Manchu! The trek hits three cities in New Zealand then skips over to Australia for another eight shows, with several of the appearances confirmed as Black Cobra headlining shows without Fu Manchu.

This all comes in addition to the previously announced forthcoming Black Cobra tour actions including supporting Corrosion of Conformity through Europe alongside Zoroaster in April on the way to the annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland directly before the new tour, as well as massive North American tour supporting CoC once again, along with Torche and Gaza later in the Summer.

Get the full set of tour dates here.

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Clutch announce annual holiday shows

Posted by katstat on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 1:47 PM (PST)

Road warriors Clutch have just announced their annual holiday shows for 2011. The guys will be playing five shows starting in Boston, MA on December 27th and culminating with an epic New Year’s Eve performance at the famed Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA. Support on these dates will come from Corrosion of Conformity and Kyng.

The dates are as follows:

12/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
12/28 – Portland, ME @ The State Theater
12/29 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
12/30 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

Presale tickets begin tomorrow, with general sale to the public starting on Friday the 7th of October, so if they’re headed your way be sure to get your tickets early.

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