Live-metal.net talks to Reed about the current tour, upcoming tours, new COC songs, and much more….
Corrosion of Conformity, or COC, has a long, complicated history, starting with its formation in the early 1980s as a punk band and enduring a multitude of lineup changes until reaching the peak of its popularity in the ‘90s. After the band went on hiatus in 2006, the trio that recorded the 1985 album Animosity—bassist/vocalist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman and drummer Reed Mullin—reunited in 2010 to tour and eventually release two new albums. Last year saw the return of guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, who had spent nearly a decade focusing on the supergroup Down, completing the reunion of the classic ‘90s lineup responsible for albums such as Deliverance (1994) and Wiseblood (1996). Writing is underway for a new album, possibly to be released later in 2016, and the band is hitting the road for a few headlining shows before a longer tour with Lamb of God and Clutch. Live Metal’s Greg Maki recently caught up with Mullin to talk about the tour, the reunion, the new album and more.
LIVE METAL: It’s a pretty exciting time for you and COC right now. You’re about to head out on tour for some headlining shows first, with Mothership.
REED MULLIN: Yeah, Mothership, yeah. It’s gonna be bad, dude. We did a little thing with them in the wintertime, a couple months ago. It was a blast.
After that, you’re going out with Lamb of God and Clutch. What can fans expect to see from COC?
Well, the headlining set’s gonna be big. That’s not a whole hell of a lot of shows. That’s only like nine shows. But Lamb of God and Clutch—fuck. I was thinking, I think I would pay scalpers’ prices to see that fuckin’ show, if I wasn’t playing. That’s two pretty fucking badass bands.
Read the entire interview on live-metal.net here.