Nuclear Blast Entertainment is pleased to announce the worldwide signing of metal legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.
The band will enter the studio late this winter/early spring with longtime producer John Custer. Custer has recorded such prior C.O.C. classics as »Deliverance«, »Wiseblood«, »America’s Volume Dealer« and »In The Arms Of God«. The as-of-yet-untitled-album will mark the band’s studio reunion with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan and their first full-length record since 2005.
Says Keenan about the new partnership:
“To all the C.O.C. fans worldwide, Mike, Reed, Woody and I are proud to announce that we are starting our next sonic adventure with Nuclear Blast Entertainment! We are honored and psyched to be a part of the Blasted Family, both professionally and artistically. After all these years, it‘s truly inspiring to reawaken the chemistry that the four of us have. We are seriously fucking with our pants off now! We do not take this journey lightly and cannot wait to return to the studio to drop Ze’ Hammer! All of this would not be possible without the global support of all you free thinkers and beer drinkers. Much love and respect and look forward to to seeing you soon.ʺ
President of Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Monte Conner adds:
“I love all the incarnations of C.O.C. over the years but the Pepper-fronted version has always been the definitive line-up of the band for me. Ever since hearing Pepper take charge on 1991’s ‘Vote With A Bullet’ I was dying to hear him sing more with the band. This line-up’s 1994 debut Deliverance, with its signature tracks ‘Clean My Wounds” and ‘Albatross,’ was an instant classic and is still one of my all-time favorite albums.ʺ
ʺIt has been a long 10 years since their fourth album – the highly underrated »In The Arms Of God« – and as a fan, I am dying to hear what these guys come up with next. I know it will be a monster. The fact that it is coming out on Nuclear Blast is very fulfilling for me and many others on the Nuclear Blast team as we finally get to work with one of our favorite bands.ʺ
A fall 2016 release is expected. In the meantime, catch CORROSION OF CONFORMITY on tour this fall on the following dates:
w/ CLUTCH, THE SHRINE
15.10. USA Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
16.10. USA Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
17.10. USA Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
18.10. USA Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena
20.10. USA Billings, MT – Shrine Auditorium
22.10. USA Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
23.10. USA Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
24.10. USA KNOTFEST
25.10. USA Las Vegas – Vinyl Hard Rock (Headline show)
w/ CLUTCH, MASTODON
26.10. USA Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
28.10. USA Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
29.10. USA Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
30.10. USA Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
31.10. USA New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
01.11. USA Birmingham – Iron City
w/ BRANT BJORK, SAVIOURS
12.11. USA Atlanta, GA – The Loft**
13.11. USA Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse##
16.11. USA Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
17.11. USA Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
18.11. USA San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
20.11. USA Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
21.11. USA Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
23.11. USA Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
24.11. USA Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
25.11. USA Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
27.11. USA Racine, WI – Rte 20
28.11. USA Cleveland, OH – The Odeon
29.11. USA Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
01.12. USA Toronto, ON – Opera House
02.12. USA Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
03.12. USA Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
04.12. USA New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
05.12. USA Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
07.12. USA Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
08.12. USA Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
09.12. USA Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live
10.12. USA Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
** YOB, BRANT BJORK, BLACK COBRA
## BRANT BJORK, local support
C.O.C. emerged from hibernation as a trio and released 2012’s self-titled album and 2014’s IX to wide acclaim, but many hardcore fans have been eagerly and patiently awaiting the return of Pepper Keenan.
The band was originally an influential hardcore punk/heavy metal crossover act before reaching critical success with a then new lineup on 1991’s »Blind« album. That trajectory continued with wider appeal as Keenan took over as the group’s primary vocalist on »Deliverance« (1994) and »Wiseblood« (1996).
These two recordings in particular fused the raw energy of their previous albums, with some great strides forward in classic rock inspired songwriting and more spacious production and execution. Since then the band has often been copied but rarely equaled.
This juggernaut gained mass and momentum with relentless touring alongside such greats METALLICA, CLUTCH, EYEHATEGOD and many more.
Eventually, following the release of »In the Arms of God« in 2005, Keenan decided to focus all his energy on his hometown band DOWN… until now.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are:
Pepper Keenan – vocals, guitars
Woodroe Weatherman – guitars
Mike Dean – bass, vocals
Reed Mullin – drums, vocals
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