C.O.C. Update: Current Lineup Signs With Candlelight; Pepper Keenan Jams With Soundgarden

Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Corrosion of Conformity have been keeping themselves busy lately. After the Animosity-era lineup of Reed Mullin, Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman reunited last year for some shows, it worked so well that the band found themselves working on a new album while touring the world with the likes of Clutch and Danzig. Now it can be announced that the band’s new album will be released on Candlelight Records worldwide. The band is currently working on the album with producer John Custer, who’s produced all of the band’s records since 1991′s Blind, for a release early next year.

“Writing and recording this new record as a three-piece has been a blast. Having Reed back in the fold with Mike and I brings it around full circle,” bassist Woody Weatherman commented. “I’m really looking forward to all that lies ahead this upcoming year.”

“Mike, Woody and I essentially learned how to play music together and cultivated our own style, sound, and unspoken language,” drummer Reed Mullin adds. “Re-bonding with them musically has been the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.”

The band have been overdubbing vocals and guitar in between their live dates, and are mixing the album, which is still untitled at this time. C.O.C. will be finishing the year with five dates with Clutch, which can be seen after the jump.

Meanwhile, although Pepper Keenan, who joined C.O.C. in 1989, isn’t in the reformed lineup, he’s keeping himself busy. The guitarist joined Soundgarden this past Friday (28) at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans to play the Louder Than Love classic “Gun.” He’s also working on new material with Down, who are apparently going to release an EP next year. And while he’s not in the current incarnation of C.O.C.’s lineup, he’s still technically in the band, so we’ll see if he eventually winds up touring and/or playing with them as well. 

12/27/2011 House of Blues – Boston MA
12/28/2011 State Theater – Portland ME
12/29/2011 Westcott Theater – Syracuse NY
12/30/2011 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville NJ
12/31/2011 Trocadero Theater – Philadelphia PA

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