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C.O.C. drummer to C himself out of playing live dates

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin did a stellar job on the band’s latest album, IX, but that’s the only way you’ll get to hear him, at least for now. Due to a torn rotator cuff, Mullin has been forced to sit out the band’s current tour dates. Fortunately, the band have gotten former Kylesa drummer Eric Hernandez to fill in. Here’s what the band said in a statement:

“We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He’s been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a full tear of his rotator cuff. That’s a seriously bum shoulder. So he’s going to get that repaired and rehabbed.
During the interim, we’ve enlisted Mr. Eric Hernandez formerly of Kylesa to help us until then. Eric came to our attention when we approached Rick Smith of Torche about filling in and he recommended Eric, who he grew up with in Miami. Eric has also filled in for Ricky in Torche a few times with great results. He is, like Reed, a hard hitter, and thankfully possesses the capacity to learn and digest detailed material quickly and accurately.”

The band’s currently on the road in New Zealand and Australia, but have dates lined up in the States and Canada next month with BL’AST!, Brant Bjork, The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying. Those dates look like this:

08/19 Spokane, WA @ The Hop
08/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
08/22 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
08/23 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
08/24 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
08/26 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
08/27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
08/28 San Francisco, CA @ DNA
08/29 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
08/30 Portland, OR @ Dante’s
08/31 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
09/01 Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw

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