Following up a triumphant stretch of West Coast dates earlier this Summer with Torche, Black Cobra and Gaza, tonight, North Carolina crossover revolutionaries Corrosion of Conformity will kick off a four-date run with New York metallers Prong. The short but epic run will commence in Huntington, West Virginia and steamroll through Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Savannah. The tour serves as a precursor to their Euro festival takeover this August (see full listing below)!
In addition, the band will appear on this year’s Hopscotch Music Fest. The three-day event is set to take place on September 6 ? 8, 2012 on their home turf of Raleigh. The band will play alongside a throng of artists from all genres including Sunn O))), The Roots, Baroness, Yo La Tengo, The Jesus And Mary Chain and many more. Corrosion of Conformity were also added to the colossal Barge To Hell lineup where 40 of metal’s finest acts along with 2,000 headbangers from around the world take over a luxury cruise ship for a five-day/four-night trip to the Caribbean. The Barge sets sail on December 3 from Miami, Florida. Others bands scheduled to appear include Behemoth, Six Feet Under, Enslaved, Rotting Christ, At The Gates, Possessed, Municipal Waste and more!
Corrosion of Conformity tour w/ Prong
7/25/2012 V Club – Huntington, WV
7/26/2012 Ziggy?s – Winston-Salem, NC
7/27/2012 Soapbox – Wilmington, NC
7/28/2012 Jinx – Savannah, GA
9/6-8/2012 Hopscotch Music Fest – Raleigh, NC
12/3-7/2012 Barge To Hell – Miami, FL
Founded by three teenagers in 1982, Corrosion of Conformity began as an underground band and went on to transform heavy music, challenging boundaries and serving as what Decibel Magazine called “a crucial stylistic lynchpin in the bridge between metal and punk” that “irrevocably reshaped crossover?s sonic possibilities.” Thirty years and many changes later, COC‘s original trio is back with a self-titled release for London-based independent Candlelight Records. Released Stateside this past March, Corrosion Of Conformity was recorded at Dave Grohl‘s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer and mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters). The 11-track offering features the esteemed Animosity lineup of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin and closes a six year recording gap for the band.
We recently caught up with Corrosion on Conformity for exclusive photo gallery and video interview with drummer Reed Mullin during a performance with Municipal Waste, 3 Inches of Blood, and Black Tusk at Philly’s Union Transfer venue.
COC 2012 Festival Appearances
Aug 09 Brutal Assault Festival Josefov, Czech Republic
Aug 10 Ieper Festival Ieper, Belgium
Aug 11 Into The Grave Festival Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Aug 12 Bloodstock Open Air Catton, United Kingdom
Aug 14 Tavastia Club Helsinki, Finland
Aug 15 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Aug 17 Motocultor Festival Séné, France
Sep 07 Hopscotch @Pour House Raleigh, NC