WOODY WEATHERMAN of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY “We were always that kind of in between, sort of trying to defy the genres”.

In the video below CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist WOODY WEATHERMAN talks about the early days of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, touring with IRON MAIDEN and more with ZORAN THEODOROVIC. Continue reading “WOODY WEATHERMAN of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY “We were always that kind of in between, sort of trying to defy the genres”.”

Woody Weatherman of Corrosion Of Conformity “We feel good about this record so we’re gonna go out and support it as long as we can.”

Whenever Corrosion Of Conformity releases a new album, folks take notice. But their latest is a true event. It’s been a dozen years since Corrosion Of Conformity recorded new material with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan at the helm. In that time, there have been rumors, whispers, and outright allegations that the legendary Southern rock outfit would reunite to blow the doors off the whole damn scene again. In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing the globe as a guitarist with New Orleans super group Down, Keenan reconnected with the core Corrosion Of Conformity trio of Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean, and Reed Mullin to hit the road hard. Hayden Johnson of Capital Chaos TV recently had the chance to chat with Woody Weatherman of Corrosion Of Conformity

Did the Pepper rejoining change the recording or writing dynamic for No Cross No Crown?

“Yeah, I mean it wasn’t like Pepper ever actually left the band. He lives in New Orleans. But whenever we decided we were going to do it, we were talking the whole time and said hey, when the time is right, we’re gonna make it happen. But I will say this, whenever you add somebody into the mix there’s different ideas and of course the dynamic changes a little bit. Generally the way we approach stuff, is we’re riff oriented. We come up with riffs, and see how they work together and bridge them together with other riffs. That’s just the kind of music we do. But when it comes to the recording of this thing, we took a totally different turn than we usually do. We didn’t do pre-production or demos and shit. We just went in there and wrote as we went along and had a great time doing it. I’d love to do it again that way.” Continue reading “Woody Weatherman of Corrosion Of Conformity “We feel good about this record so we’re gonna go out and support it as long as we can.””

Corrosion of Conformity – “No Cross No Crown” (Nuclear Blast)

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No Cross No Crown is Corrosion of Conformity’s tenth studio album, and the first with singer/guitarist Pepper Keenan since 2005’s In The Arms of God, and man is it good to see and hear Pepper back doing his thing.  I’ll admit that C.O.C. is one of my all time favorite bands, whether it be their hardcore punk albums to the southern “sludge” metal titans they are today.  No Cross No Crown has all the elements that one would expect from today’s C.O.C. lineup, and it’s just too bad this album wasn’t released until after Xmas because this is a gift for us all.  Aside from the cover art, which could’ve been so much better, this album kicks ass from start to finish.
C.O.C fires on all cylinders on this album.  No Cross No Crown, has all the elements, that made both Deliverance and Wiseblood kickass albums. I mean how can you go wrong with the trio of Woody Weatherman (guitar), Reed Mullin (drums) and Mike Dean (bass)?  These guys go together like a 12 pack and a couple of joints on a Friday night.   As great as that trio is, with Pepper Keenan (guitar/vocals), it just takes C.O.C. to a whole different level.
The very first song you hear is the acoustic interlude “Novus Deus”, which roughly translates to new god. The song/album begins with someone taking a deep breathe, which is fitting, because this album doesn’t let up beginning to end.  With the exception of a couple signature C.O.C. acoustic breaks, this is an album that takes you through what C.O.C does best. Riffs. Riffs and more riffs. Pepper’s vocals sound great on this album, and so does the entire band.
 Each song has a direction and doesn’t fuck around  Except for the four acoustic interludes, this album is “southern” metal at its finest.  It really sounds like they met up on a hot southern day and just started jamming..But in a really good way. “The Luddite” is a great album opener with aggressive vocals which leads into the albums first single “Cast the First Stone”.  This is a great song that incorporates everything C.O.C. does best.  Riffs, vocals, drum ,bass.  You want it? Well you’ve got it on this song.
The acoustic break after “Cast the First Stone”. “No Cross” of course is slow, but a different kind of slow.  The kind of slow that sounds like some is taking that long walk to the gallows kind of slow.  Its a good way to showcase the riffs that are about to come your way.  “Wolf Named Crow” just kicks your ass from start to finish. I could list every song, but it would get redundant. Like driving to the gas station. You know where you’re going and why you’re going there, but you need it!  This album is life’s gas .Fill up and press the pedal to the floor! This album is a huge reminder that C.O.C. is back in all their “southern” sludge, doom, heavy, and face punching glory.
01 – “Novus Deus
02 – “The Luddite
03 – “Cast The First Stone
04 – “1. No Cross
05 – “Wolf Named Crow
06 – “Little Man
07 – “Matre’s Diem
08 – “Forgive Me
09 – “Nothing Left To Say
10 – “Sacred Isolation
11 – “Old Disaster
12 – “E.L.M.
13 – “2. No Cross No Crown
14 – “A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)
15 – “Son And Daughter

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Author: John Adams

Black Label Society and Corrosion of Conformity Announce North American Tour

Black Label Society have announced a hefty batch of North American tour dates today spanning coast to coast in support of their recently announced all new LP, Grimmest Hits. Support will come from legends Corrosion of Conformity on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EYEHATEGOD and Red Fang. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

12/27: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/29: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino
12/30: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
12/31: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
1/02: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
1/03: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
1/04: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
1/05: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
1/07: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
1/08: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
1/09: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
1/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
1/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
1/13: Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
1/14: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
1/15: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/18: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
1/19: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
1/20: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
1/26: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
1/27: Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
1/28: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
1/29: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
1/31: New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
2/01: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/02: Portland, ME @ Aura
2/03: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
2/05: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/06: Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End
2/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
2/08: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
2/09: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
2/11: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
2/12: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse
2/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
2/16: Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
2/17: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
2/19: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
2/20: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2/21: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/23: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
2/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
2/25: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
2/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

EYEHATEGOD
Dec 29 – Jan 20

Red Fang
Jan 26 – Feb 9

EYEHATEGOD
Feb 11 – Feb 27

New Corrosion Of Conformity music video released.

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Corrosion Of Conformity have lifted the veil on their new music video for their track “On Your Way“.  This fall will see the band on the road as part of a touring package with with Gwar and American Sharks.

Gwar:

09/12 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

With Decapitated and American Sharks:

10/15 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10/16 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/17 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
10/18 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘Rock and Shock Festival‘)
10/19 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
10/21 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
10/22 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
10/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
10/24 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
10/25 Austin, TX – Emo’s (‘Housecore Horror Film Festival‘) (no American Sharks)
10/26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/28 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/29 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
10/30 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10/31 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall (feat. Havok)
11/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/02 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
11/03 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11/04 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert House
11/05 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/06 Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
11/07 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live
11/08 Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air
11/10 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
11/11 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/12 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO

With American Sharks & TBA:

11/14 Vancouver, BC and Commodore Ballroom

With Corrosion Of Conformity & American Sharks:

11/15 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
11/16 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/17 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/19 Fargo, ND – The Venue
11/20 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
11/21 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/22 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
11/23 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11/25 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
11/26 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/28 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
11/29 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/30 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/02 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
12/03 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
12/04 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
12/05 Orlando, FL – Firestone Live
12/06 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/07 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
12/08 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
12/09 Toronto, ON – Opera House
12/10 Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
12/11 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
12/12 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
12/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce Fall US Tour

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce Fall US Tour

Corrosion Of Conformity‘s new album “IX” can be streamed in its entirety online now below courtesy of avclub.com. The release date of that effort was recently pushed back to July 01st via Candlelight Records. The group will also be on tour on the West Coast in August/September with BL’AST!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying:
08/19 Spokane, WA – The Hop (Corrosion Of Conformity only)
08/21 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
08/22 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08/23 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
08/24 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
08/26 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
08/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
08/28 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
08/29 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
08/30 Portland, OR – Dantes
08/31 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/01 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw