Concert Review (pic on the right)


September 8, 2017

Electric Factory

Philadelphia, PA

on tour with Danzig, Mutoid Man, and Moros

                  Preorder No Cross No Crown at THIS LOCATION
 
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 supergroup Down, Keenan reconnected with the core CORROSION OF CONFORMITY trio of Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean, and Reed Mullin to hit the road hard. "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."
 
And now, the long wait is over. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY returns with No Cross No Crown -- an album that somehow sounds as though no time has passed between 2005's In The Arms Of God and today.
 
Recording in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY cut No Cross No Crown in about forty days over the course of a year. "We took our time and didn't put any pressure on ourselves," Keenan says. "I'd go up from New Orleans and we'd do four or five days at a time, just hacking away at it. It was fun because we did it like a demo, but in a studio. We were writing and putting it on tape at the same time. We took what parts we thought were great from the old days and weren't scared to go backwards. It kinda wrote itself that way."
 
Some of these new jams sound like could've easily been on Wiseblood or Deliverance, two of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's most revered records. On No Cross No Crown, beefy Southern stompers like "The Luddite," "Little Man," and "Forgive Me" are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like "No Cross," "Matre's Diem," and "Sacred Isolation" -- just like Sabbath used to do in the '70s. "We started doing that on Deliverance," Keenan points out. "My theory on that is that if you're trying to make a record flow, you need to break it up a little. When you need a breather, write an interlude. I like writing those mellow pieces just to space things out and make the next thing come in heavier."
 
The album's iconic title comes from a recent tour stop in England. "We were playing this old church from like the 1500s that had been turned into a performing arts center," Keenan recalls. "The dressing room had stained glass windows and one of them showed this poor fella being persecuted. Underneath it said, 'no cross no crown.' So I just took that idea. We're not trying to be on a soapbox, but we used it as a catalyst to write songs around."
 
Which is to say that No Cross No Crown has a lot less to do with politics or religion than its title implies. "I think everyone needs to get away from that mindset in general," Keenan offers. "It just seems to be a mess out there nowadays. We need to get back to being humans and taking care of each other and simple things like that. For us, the terminology 'no cross no crown' is a theme. It's mentioned in like three songs throughout the album. We just weaved it through as we went."
 
No Cross No Crown stands as irrefutable proof of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's ability to overcome. "CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and the prior records I've done with them didn't just go away," Keenan observes. "It's an honor to be back out there and have an opportunity to do it again in a real way and not some washed-up reunion thing. Even before we wrote the record, we were out there for a year seeing there was a demand for it and that there was a void that we could fill. That's been CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's deal from day one. We're not chasing anybody around. We're not gonna worry about what the new trends are. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is CORROSION OF CONFORMITY."


 Check out first single, "Cast The First Stone," via YouTube at

THIS LOCATION.


No Cross No Crown will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment worldwide on January 12th, 2018 on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various preorder bundles are currently available at

THIS LOCATION.
 
No Cross No Crown Track Listing:
1. Novus Deus
2. The Luddite
3. Cast The First Stone
4. No Cross
5. Wolf Named Crow
6. Little Man
7. Matre's Diem
8. Forgive Me
9. Nothing Left To Say
10. Sacred Isolation
11. Old Disaster
12. E.L.M.
13. No Cross No Crown
14. A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)
15. Son And Daughter
 
In advance of the release of No Cross No Crown, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will join Black Label Society for a mammoth North American live takeover. The tour begins December 27th, 2017 in Denver, Colorado and will wind its way through nearly four dozen cities, the journey coming to a close February 27th, 2018. Additional support will be provided by Eyehategod and Red Fang on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Black Label Society, Eyehategod (12/29 - 1/20; 2/11 - 2/27), Red Fang (1/26 - 2/9):
12/27/2017 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
12/29/2017 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sioux City, IA ^
12/30/2017 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO ^
12/31/2017 Pop's Nightclub - Sauget, IL^
1/02/2018  Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE^
1/03/2018  House Of Blues - Chicago, IL ^
1/04/2018  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN ^
1/05/2018  The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI ^
1/07/2018  Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY ^
1/08/2018  M Telus - Montreal, QC ^
1/09/2018  Rebel - Toronto, ON ^
1/10/2018  20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI ^
1/12/2018  Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK ^
1/13/2018  Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX ^
1/14/2018  Emo's - Austin, TX ^
1/15/2018  House Of Blues - Houston, TX ^
1/17/2018  House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA ^
1/18/2018  Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN ^
1/19/2018  Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH ^
1/20/2018  Center Stage - Atlanta, GA ^
1/26/2018  Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL *
1/27/2018  House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC *
1/28/2018  The Ritz - Raleigh, NC *
1/29/2018  The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD *
1/31/2018  PlayStation Theater - New York, NY *
2/01/2018  The Palladium - Worcester, MA *
2/02/2018  Aura - Portland, ME *
2/03/2018  Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA *
2/05/2018  Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY *
2/06/2018  The Goodyear Theater at East End - Akron, OH *
2/07/2018  Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA *
2/08/2018  Eagles Ballroom Club Stage - Milwaukee, WI *
2/09/2018  Myth Live - St. Paul, MN *
2/11/2018  O'Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK ^
2/12/2018  The Ranch Roadhouse - Edmonton, AB ^
2/14/2018  Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC ^
2/16/2018  Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place - Grande Prairie, AB ^
2/17/2018  MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB ^
2/19/2018  Showbox SoDo - Seattle, W ^
2/20/2018  Roseland Theater - Portland, OR ^
2/21/2018  Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA ^
2/23/2018  House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV ^
2/24/2018  The Marquee - Tempe, AZ ^
2/25/2018  Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM ^
2/27/2018  The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA ^
^ Dates With Eyehategod
* Dates with Red Fang
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is:
Pepper Keenan - vocals, guitar
Woodroe Weatherman - guitar
Mike Dean - bass, vocals
Reed Mullin - drums, vocals
 
http://www.coc.com
http://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity
http://www.twitter.com/coccabal
http://www.nuclearblast.com
http://www.facebook.com/ nuclearblastusa


View / Share CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's new video blog at:
https://youtu.be/Iw8h6KS-NHY
 
Part three of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's No Cross No Crown video blog series is now playing. In an interview conducted by J. Bennett, the band discusses expectations of a new album with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan.
 
Watch the clip at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel
RIGHT HERE.
 
If you missed it, view part one of the series
HERE and part two HERE.
 
Listen to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's first single from No Cross No Crown, "Cast The First Stone," at
THIS LOCATION.
 
No Cross No Crown, which marks the first recording with Keenan in over a decade, will see worldwide release on January 12th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The record will be available on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various preorder bundles are currently available at
THIS LOCATION.
 
Recording in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, No Cross No Crown sounds as though no time has passed between 2005's In The Arms Of God and today. Beefy Southern stompers like "The Luddite," "Little Man," and "Forgive Me" are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like "No Cross," "Matre's Diem," and "Sacred Isolation" - just like Sabbath used to do in the '70s. "We started doing that on Deliverance," Keenan points out. "My theory on that is that if you're trying to make a record flow, you need to break it up a little. When you need a breather, write an interlude. I like writing those mellow pieces just to space things out and make the next thing come in heavier."
 
No Cross No Crown stands as irrefutable proof of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's ability to overcome. "CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and the prior records I've done with them didn't just go away," Keenan observes. "It's an honor to be back out there and have an opportunity to do it again in a real way and not some washed-up reunion thing. Even before we wrote the record, we were out there for a year seeing there was a demand for it and that there was a void that we could fill. That's been CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's deal from day one. We're not chasing anybody around. We're not gonna worry about what the new trends are. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is CORROSION OF CONFORMITY."
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will join Black Label Society for a mammoth North American live takeover this winter. The tour begins December 27th, 2017 in Denver, Colorado and will wind its way through nearly four dozen cities, the journey coming to a close February 27th, 2018. Additional support will be provided by Eyehategod and Red Fang on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Black Label Society, Eyehategod (12/29 - 1/20; 2/11 - 2/27), Red Fang (1/26 - 2/9):
12/27/2017 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
12/29/2017 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sioux City, IA ^
12/30/2017 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO ^
12/31/2017 Pop's Nightclub - Sauget, IL^
1/02/2018  Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE^
1/03/2018  House Of Blues - Chicago, IL ^
1/04/2018  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN ^
1/05/2018  The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI ^
1/07/2018  Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY ^
1/08/2018  M Telus - Montreal, QC ^
1/09/2018  Rebel - Toronto, ON ^
1/10/2018  20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI ^
1/12/2018  Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK ^
1/13/2018  Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX ^
1/14/2018  Emo's - Austin, TX ^
1/15/2018  House Of Blues - Houston, TX ^
1/17/2018  House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA ^
1/18/2018  Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN ^
1/19/2018  Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH ^
1/20/2018  Center Stage - Atlanta, GA ^
1/26/2018  Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL *
1/27/2018  House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC *
1/28/2018  The Ritz - Raleigh, NC *
1/29/2018  The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD *
1/31/2018  PlayStation Theater - New York, NY *
2/01/2018  The Palladium - Worcester, MA *
2/02/2018  Aura - Portland, ME *
2/03/2018  Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA *
2/05/2018  Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY *
2/06/2018  The Goodyear Theater at East End - Akron, OH *
2/07/2018  Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA *
2/08/2018  Eagles Ballroom Club Stage - Milwaukee, WI *
2/09/2018  Myth Live - St. Paul, MN *
2/11/2018  O'Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK ^
2/12/2018  The Ranch Roadhouse - Edmonton, AB ^
2/14/2018  Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC ^
2/16/2018  Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place - Grande Prairie, AB ^
2/17/2018  MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB ^
2/19/2018  Showbox SoDo - Seattle, W ^
2/20/2018  Roseland Theater - Portland, OR ^
2/21/2018  Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA ^
2/23/2018  House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV ^
2/24/2018  The Marquee - Tempe, AZ ^
2/25/2018  Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM ^
2/27/2018  The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA ^
^ w/ Eyehategod
* w/ Red Fang
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is:
Pepper Keenan - vocals, guitar
Woodroe Weatherman - guitar
Mike Dean - bass, vocals
Reed Mullin - drums, vocals
 
http://www.coc.com
http://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity
http://www.twitter.com/coccabal
http://www.nuclearblast.com
http://www.facebook.com/nuclearblastusa/?fref=ts

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Posts New Video Blog Discussing Their "Return;" No Cross No Crown Full-Length To See Release This January Via Nuclear Blast Entertainment

                                            [photo by Dean Karr]
 
View / Share CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's new video blog at:
https://youtu.be/66XqhE2MLJk
 
On January 12th, 2018, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will release their long-anticipated new full-length No Cross No Crown. Set for release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the record marks the first recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade.
 
As a precursor to its release, the band is pleased to debut part two of a multi-part view blog series. In the latest clip, the band discusses working with longtime producer John Custer and more.
 
View the interview, conducted by J. Bennett, at
THIS LOCATION.
 
And if you missed it, view the first clip at Nuclear Blast's Youtube channel
HERE.
 
Listen to first single, "Cast The First Stone," at
THIS LOCATION.
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY'S No Cross No Crown will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment worldwide on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various preorder bundles are currently available at
THIS LOCATION.
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's No Cross No Crown somehow sounds as though no time has passed between 2005's In The Arms Of God and today. The band cut No Cross No Crown in about forty days over the course of a year. Some of these new jams sound like they could've easily appeared on Wiseblood or Deliverance, two of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's most revered records. Beefy Southern stompers like "The Luddite," "Little Man," and "Forgive Me" are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like "No Cross," "Matre's Diem," and "Sacred Isolation" - just like Sabbath used to do in the '70s. "We started doing that on Deliverance," Keenan points out. "My theory on that is that if you're trying to make a record flow, you need to break it up a little. When you need a breather, write an interlude. I like writing those mellow pieces just to space things out and make the next thing come in heavier."
 
No Cross No Crown stands as irrefutable proof of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's ability to overcome. "CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and the prior records I've done with them didn't just go away," Keenan observes. "It's an honor to be back out there and have an opportunity to do it again in a real way and not some washed-up reunion thing. Even before we wrote the record, we were out there for a year seeing there was a demand for it and that there was a void that we could fill. That's been CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's deal from day one. We're not chasing anybody around. We're not gonna worry about what the new trends are. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is CORROSION OF CONFORMITY."
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will join Black Label Society for a mammoth North American live takeover this winter. The tour begins December 27th, 2017 in Denver, Colorado and will wind its way through nearly four dozen cities, the journey coming to a close February 27th, 2018. Additional support will be provided by Eyehategod and Red Fang on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Black Label Society, Eyehategod (12/29 - 1/20; 2/11 - 2/27), Red Fang (1/26 - 2/9):
12/27/2017 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
12/29/2017 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sioux City, IA ^
12/30/2017 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO ^
12/31/2017 Pop's Nightclub - Sauget, IL^
1/02/2018  Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE^
1/03/2018  House Of Blues - Chicago, IL ^
1/04/2018  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN ^
1/05/2018  The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI ^
1/07/2018  Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY ^
1/08/2018  M Telus - Montreal, QC ^
1/09/2018  Rebel - Toronto, ON ^
1/10/2018  20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI ^
1/12/2018  Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK ^
1/13/2018  Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX ^
1/14/2018  Emo's - Austin, TX ^
1/15/2018  House Of Blues - Houston, TX ^
1/17/2018  House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA ^
1/18/2018  Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN ^
1/19/2018  Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH ^
1/20/2018  Center Stage - Atlanta, GA ^
1/26/2018  Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL *
1/27/2018  House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC *
1/28/2018  The Ritz - Raleigh, NC *
1/29/2018  The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD *
1/31/2018  PlayStation Theater - New York, NY *
2/01/2018  The Palladium - Worcester, MA *
2/02/2018  Aura - Portland, ME *
2/03/2018  Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA *
2/05/2018  Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY *
2/06/2018  The Goodyear Theater at East End - Akron, OH *
2/07/2018  Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA *
2/08/2018  Eagles Ballroom Club Stage - Milwaukee, WI *
2/09/2018  Myth Live - St. Paul, MN *
2/11/2018  O'Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK ^
2/12/2018  The Ranch Roadhouse - Edmonton, AB ^
2/14/2018  Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC ^
2/16/2018  Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place - Grande Prairie, AB ^
2/17/2018  MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB ^
2/19/2018  Showbox SoDo - Seattle, W ^
2/20/2018  Roseland Theater - Portland, OR ^
2/21/2018  Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA ^
2/23/2018  House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV ^
2/24/2018  The Marquee - Tempe, AZ ^
2/25/2018  Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM ^
2/27/2018  The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA ^
^ Dates w/ Eyehategod
* Dates w/ Red Fang
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is:
Pepper Keenan - vocals, guitar
Woodroe Weatherman - guitar
Mike Dean - bass, vocals
Reed Mullin - drums, vocals
 
http://www.coc.com
http://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity
http://www.twitter.com/coccabal
http://www.nuclearblast.com
http://www.facebook.com/nuclearblastusa/?fref=ts

For the fourth year in a row Pepper Keenan, Reed Mullin, Woody Weatherman, and Mike Dean brought the sludge rock they make as Corrosion of Conformity to the Philadelphia area.


2014 they came to the Electric Factory with Gwar, 2015 they came to Reading Eagle Theater with Lamb of God and Clutch, 2016 they crushed Underground Arts with Brant Bjork, and on September 8, 2017 they again performed at the Electric Factory with Danzig.


As direct opener for Danzig, C.O.C. only had time to perform a shortened set but they made the most of every minute on stage by bringing the hits, the groove, and even some great news.


 Dean came out first and started to ring out the subtle opening notes of "Bottom Feeder" as Mullin took his seat behind the drums, joining in on the slow groove.  Knowing the heaviness that was to come it was such a truly cool way to open the set.   Actually made me think how awesome it would be to see the band play an intimate show in some bar  as  an instrumental blues group.


Anyway, once Weatherman and Keenan hit the stage it was on. The duo's guitars were rockin' slow and heavy, the distinct sounds of sludge that had everyone in Philly stoked to hear once again.  "Broken Man", "Seven Days", "Paranoid Opioid" all sounded so rich.  Keenan introduced "Vote With A Bullet" by saying that although the song was written years ago it's possibly  most relevant today.  "Who's Got The Fire"  was great to hear and of course the final two songs "Albatross" and "Clean My Wounds" had the Philly fans roaring.


Keenan addressed the crowd by saying it's been awhile since C.O.C. was on the road because they've been working on a new record.  He added that the album is done, with the mastering process just wrapping up a few days ago, and announced it will be released in November!


Another fantastic outing by Corrosion of Conformity, with the promise of more touring once the album comes out!


Set list:

Bottom Feeder

Paranoid Opioid

Broken Man

Seven Days

Vote With a Bullet

Who's Got The Fire

Albatross

Clean My Wounds


http://www.coc.com

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Discusses Working With Producer John Custer In Part Two Of Ongoing No Cross No Crown Video Blog Series

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Release No Cross No Crown Full-Length January 12th, 2018 Via Nuclear Blast Entertainment
 
Album Marks First Recording With Vocalist/Guitarist Pepper Keenan In Over A Decade; Preorder Bundles Available

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Part Three Of
No Cross No Crown Video Blog Series Now Playing; Band Discusses Expectations Of A New Album With Pepper Keenan

                                     [photo by Dean Karr]

View / Share CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's New Video Blog at
THIS LOCATION.
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will release their long-anticipated new full-length No Cross No Crown January 12th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The record marks the first recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade.
 
In advance of its release, today the band unveils part one of a multi-part blog series. Here the band discusses how it feels to "be back." Watch the video at
THIS LOCATION.
 
And if you missed it, be sure to check out the band's first single, "Cast The First Stone," at
THIS LOCATION.
 
No Cross No Crown will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment worldwide on January 12th, 2018 on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various preorder bundles are currently available at
THIS LOCATION.
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's No Cross No Crown somehow sounds as though no time has passed between 2005's In The Arms Of God and today. Recording in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY cut No Cross No Crown in about forty days over the course of a year. Some of these new jams sound like they could've easily appeared on Wiseblood or Deliverance, two of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's most revered records. Beefy Southern stompers like "The Luddite," "Little Man," and "Forgive Me" are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like "No Cross," "Matre's Diem," and "Sacred Isolation" - just like Sabbath used to do in the '70s. "We started doing that on Deliverance," Keenan points out. "My theory on that is that if you're trying to make a record flow, you need to break it up a little. When you need a breather, write an interlude. I like writing those mellow pieces just to space things out and make the next thing come in heavier."
 
No Cross No Crown stands as irrefutable proof of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's ability to overcome. "CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and the prior records I've done with them didn't just go away," Keenan observes. "It's an honor to be back out there and have an opportunity to do it again in a real way and not some washed-up reunion thing. Even before we wrote the record, we were out there for a year seeing there was a demand for it and that there was a void that we could fill. That's been CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's deal from day one. We're not chasing anybody around. We're not gonna worry about what the new trends are. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is CORROSION OF CONFORMITY."
 
In advance of the release of No Cross No Crown, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will join Black Label Society for a mammoth North American live takeover. The tour begins December 27th, 2017 in Denver, Colorado and will wind its way through nearly four dozen cities, the journey coming to a close February 27th, 2018. Additional support will be provided by Eyehategod and Red Fang on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Black Label Society, Eyehategod (12/29 - 1/20; 2/11 - 2/27), Red Fang (1/26 - 2/9):
12/27/2017 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
12/29/2017 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sioux City, IA ^
12/30/2017 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO ^
12/31/2017 Pop's Nightclub - Sauget, IL^
1/02/2018  Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE^
1/03/2018  House Of Blues - Chicago, IL ^
1/04/2018  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN ^
1/05/2018  The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI ^
1/07/2018  Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY ^
1/08/2018  M Telus - Montreal, QC ^
1/09/2018  Rebel - Toronto, ON ^
1/10/2018  20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI ^
1/12/2018  Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK ^
1/13/2018  Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX ^
1/14/2018  Emo's - Austin, TX ^
1/15/2018  House Of Blues - Houston, TX ^
1/17/2018  House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA ^
1/18/2018  Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN ^
1/19/2018  Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH ^
1/20/2018  Center Stage - Atlanta, GA ^
1/26/2018  Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL *
1/27/2018  House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC *
1/28/2018  The Ritz - Raleigh, NC *
1/29/2018  The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD *
1/31/2018  PlayStation Theater - New York, NY *
2/01/2018  The Palladium - Worcester, MA *
2/02/2018  Aura - Portland, ME *
2/03/2018  Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA *
2/05/2018  Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY *
2/06/2018  The Goodyear Theater at East End - Akron, OH *
2/07/2018  Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA *
2/08/2018  Eagles Ballroom Club Stage - Milwaukee, WI *
2/09/2018  Myth Live - St. Paul, MN *
2/11/2018  O'Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK ^
2/12/2018  The Ranch Roadhouse - Edmonton, AB ^
2/14/2018  Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC ^
2/16/2018  Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place - Grande Prairie, AB ^
2/17/2018  MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB ^
2/19/2018  Showbox SoDo - Seattle, W ^
2/20/2018  Roseland Theater - Portland, OR ^
2/21/2018  Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA ^
2/23/2018  House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV ^
2/24/2018  The Marquee - Tempe, AZ ^
2/25/2018  Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM ^
2/27/2018  The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA ^
^ Dates With Eyehategod
* Dates with Red Fang
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is: 
Pepper Keenan - vocals, guitar
Woodroe Weatherman - guitar
Mike Dean - bass, vocals
Reed Mullin - drums, vocals
 
http://www.coc.com
http://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity
http://www.twitter.com/coccabal
http://www.nuclearblast.com
http://www.facebook.com/nuclearblastusa/?fref=ts

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Album Review

Corrosion of Conformity
“No Cross No Crown”
January 12, 2018
Nuclear Blast Entertainment






 

 









Sometimes, if you just wait long enough, the unimaginable can happen.  We’ve seen it in music before.  One of the biggest instances that comes to mind is the Eagles and their “Hell Freezes Over” tour.  After Corrosion of Conformity released  “In The Arms of God” in 2005 it seemed like it would be the last time we would hear C.O.C. music featuring Pepper Keenan.  With Keenan a part of the dynamic supergroup Down, and C.O.C. releasing a self-titled album and “IX” with Mike Dean, Reed Mullin, and Woody Weatherman,  it was unthinkable, unimaginable that we could ever see Keenan back in the C.O.C. line up.  Well, the wait is over!  On January 12, 2018 Pepper Keenan, Reed Mullin, Mike Dean, and Woody Weatherman are back with an explosive new album “No Cross No Crown”.

“No Cross No Crown” features 15 new tracks that somehow feel as if they were birthed during the “Blind”, “Deliverance”, “Wiseblood” era.  The first slow, sludge power chord of the instrumental “Novus Deus” defines the dirty sound of this album.  “The Luddite” follows with sustained gruff power chord growls and Mullin wisely goes to the floor toms to give an even heavier tone to the song.  Keenan’s vocals crush and sound as if he’s singing live with the band.

The instrumental “No Cross” is as dark and sinister as C.O.C. has ever sounded and leads into the track “Wolf Named Crow”, a song with a stunning riff, dirty chords, and one of Mullin’s best drum performances on record (in my humble opinion).  Reed’s drumming is superb throughout this album.  I’ve seen him kill it live several times over the past two years and this album for sure sums up the incredible ability Reed Mullin has behind the drum kit. 

You know, hearing the instrumental’s that Corrosion of Conformity have interspersed throughout “No Cross No Crown” is a gift to us pure music lovers.  We get to enjoy the ease to which this group plays off one another before going balls to the walls on a full tune.  “Matre’s Diem” is a beautiful acoustic guitar instrumental that would tug at my heart, if I had one….LOL!  Just an amazing effort that gives way to the fury of “Forgive me”.  Keenan and Weatherman attack this one with an evil guitar tone and simple yet electrifying riffs. 

Before C.O.C. shuts it down for a day they give you one final mean fucker of a tune with “Son and Daughter”.  The heavy, steady, distorted riff is angry and filthy and on its merit alone will make you want to stomp someone’s ass!

There’s much more to enjoy on Corrosion of Conformity’s new album “No Cross No Crown” but do yourself a favor and listen to it first time through from beginning to end.  To hear what this legendary foursome has recorded this time around, it’s epic and needs to be enjoyed with friends, beer, and a loud fucking stereo!

Track Listing:
Novus Deus
The Luddite
Cast The First Stone
No Cross
Wolf Named Crow
Little Man
Matre’s Diem
Forgive Me
Nothing Left To Say
Sacred Isolation
Old Disaster
E.L.M.
No Cross No Crown
A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)
Son and Daughter
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is:
Pepper Keenan – vocals, guitar
Woodroe Weatherman – guitar
Mike Dean – bass, vocals
Reed Mullin – drums, vocals

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