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Corrosion of Conformity live at North Star venueNorth Carolina crossover mainstays, Corrosion of Conformity recently tore through Philadelphia’s North Star venue with heavy hitters ASG and Royal Thunder, with local support rounded out by Give Them Rope.

This show comes just as Corrosion of Conformity re-release their legendary Eye For An Eye full-length to North American fans via Candlelight Records. Originally issued in 1984, this special reissue has been remastered and includes the Six Songs With Mike Singing EP, both of which have been long out of print. A deluxe digibook edition of the album, limited to 1000 for North America, will be available at limited retailers and via Candlelight’s official webstore. Eye For An Eye is streaming in its entirety for a limited time via BrooklyVegan. Fans of COC really couldn’t ask for much more- An intimate venue full but not over-packed, with the band firing off a barrage of songs that span decades of their career, we saw a lil’ slice of COC heaven.

Fresh off their recent signing to Relapse Records, 4-piece psychedelic stoner-metallers, ASG blasted through a dense set of material that showcased the band’s ability to set forth bone-crunching movements chock full of meaty riffs that remain catchy, driving, ambient, and even sludgy. The band’s 4th studio full-length was just recorded with renowned producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu, Monster Magnet) at the Sunset Lodge in Hollywood, CA and is planned for a Spring 2013 release via Relapse.

Mlny Parsonz of Royal Thunder at North Star in Philadelphia 2012The up-and-coming Atlanta quartet Royal Thunder, are currently on tour supporting their debut album, CVI, which hit streets in the Spring via Relapse Records. In our exclusive interview with band, Andy McNeil described the release saying “And, once again, it’s the outstanding pipes of front-woman Mlny Parsonz, whose ever- seething glottal wail and silky coo make this collection of promising, bluesy, sepulchral-themed Southern metal jams fit for a macabre debutante ball worth revisiting again and again. In less flowery language – she can really fucking sing.” Royal Thunder are currently working on a video for “Blue,” with a premiere to come in the next few weeks. The band’s performance was flawless and garnered more and more energy as the set continued bringing concertgoers along for a ride across various musical landscapes that captivated a predominant COC crowd.

Local metal outfit, Give Them Rope rounded out the bill their blend of groove-metal meets 90’s-era Sepultura-styled vocals, that brought bodies to floor and set a solid evening into motion.

We know you are here for the pictures, so without further ado..

All band photos by Blow The Scene‘s Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)


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