When Nick Augusto was let go from Trivium last year, it happened extremely quickly, and somewhat awkwardly – in the middle of a tour. His former drum tech Mat Madiro has been the new drummer for nine months now, and everything’s fine. Meanwhile, Augusto is moving on with his own project, Corrosion
of Conformity. The four-piece band also consists of Insense members Tommy Hjelm and Martin Rygge and Before The Mourning’s Christopher Cussell, and today, they premiered a song on Revolver, “Machine Says No.” Here’s what Augusto had to say about the band, which to us sounds like a slightly heavier Trivium:
“It’s just four friends playing what makes us feel good and I really hope you all enjoy it. Really looking forward to making a full length and seeing everyone on tour soon. The idea for this project came together right after me and Trivium parted ways… All of us in Corrosion were friends already so it just felt right to start it up. I was an Insense fan, so going for a long shot them being all the way in Norway and I wanted to play in a band with them. We talked through emails and made it happen. We just wrote three songs and felt like it was a good introduction and a full length will come eventually. What you hear on this EP is just what we felt at the time and that’s what came out and it felt pretty damn good and clicked right away.”
Corrosion’s self-titled EP will be released in March on Mak-Kina Recordings.If you’re interested in following them, you can do so via their Facebook page.