New interview with Woodroe by Pedal Of The Day

Woody checks in with Pedal of the Day to touch on guitars, influences, pedals, the new COC album and many more things….. http://www.pedal-of-the-day.com/2017/11/21/weekly-interview-11-21-17-woodroe-weatherman-c-o-c/

Pepper Keenan: I Stand Behind Corrosion of Conformity’s ‘No Cross No Crown’ ‘Big Time’ [Loudwire Exclusive Interview]

Pepper talks about getting back together with COC to record a new album and tour.

http://loudwire.com/pepper-keenan-i-stand-behind-corrosion-of-conformity-new-album-big-time-exclusive-interview/

Interview with Mike Dean by Bucket List

Check out this new interview where Mike is asked about shooting a new COC video, what does the new record sound like, who is he listening to now, plans for the COC tour, and plenty of other things that needed to be caught up on:

http://www.bucketlistmusicreviews.com/music-interview-mike-dean-corrosion-conformity/

New Album No Cross No Crown out Jan 12th 2018 on Nuclear Blast Records

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.”

Pre-orders at NuclearBlast.com
http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2018/CorrosionOfConformity/no-cross-no-crown.html

New dates with Black Label Society


Dates:
12/27: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/29: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino 12/30: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

12/31: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
1/02: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
1/03: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
1/04: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

1/05: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

1/07: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 1/08: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
1/09: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
1/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live

1/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

1/13: Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory

1/14: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
1/15: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/18: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
1/19: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
1/20: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
1/26: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
1/27: Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
1/28: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
1/29: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
1/31: New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
2/01: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/02: Portland, ME @ Aura
2/03: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
2/05: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/06: Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End
2/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
2/08: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
2/09: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
2/11: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
2/12: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse
2/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
2/16: Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place 2/17: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
2/19: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
2/20: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2/21: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/23: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
2/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
2/25: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
2/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

New Album coming Jan 2018

Gonna have a few more details coming up right quick, touring dates headed your way as well.

Rest in Peace Eric Eycke

We are saddened to learn of the passing of one time COC vocalist Eric Eycke, who’s broad musical knowledge shaped the band’s early identity and who’s energy is evident on our first hardcore era album “Eye for an Eye”. This simply does not seem real. We traveled far and wide in a shitty van,blowing up stages together, trying to live up to the likes of The Bad Brains and Black Flag.

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Surprise Gig 9-12 Frederick Maryland Cafe 611

Just added a pop up gig in Frederick MD at Cafe 611 with Earthride

7PM

Mohegan Sun at The Wolf Den Aug 26th

https://mohegansun.com/events-and-promotions/schedule-of-events/corrosion-of-conformity.html

Headline date in Huntington WV 9/13/17