One of my long time favorites Corrosion of Conformity have changed their sound probably more than any other band in metal history starting as a punk/hardcore band morphing into a thrashy metal band then adding southern flare with the addition of guitar guru Pepper Keenan and now Pepper-less CoC dropped their ninth studio album, IX (duh!), earlier this year which is a bit of a mix of their entire history of sound. Their self titled 2012 release marked CoC’s return minus Pepper Keenan who left to serve full time with Down followed later that year by the Ep Megalodon both excellent but turning the southern groove flare that Keenan had brought to the band into more of a sludge sound, no complaints here.

On July 1st CoC dropped IX which continues that wonderful sludge-laden sound and today they have dropped a new video for the track “On Your Way” which is an excellent psychedelic sludge trip. CoC announced recently that they will be reuniting with Pepper Keenan for an album in 2015 so after a 7 year hiatus from ‘05s In The Arms of God until ‘12s self titled album, CoC are just cranking out great tunes and I for one am very happy about that!

CoC will be hitting the road for a tour this fall/winter with Gwar, dates below.

Words: Feind Gottes (editor, http://www.thydemonsbescribblin.com/ )

w/ Gwar, American Sharks:  
11/15/2014 Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
11/16/2014 MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB
11/17/2014 Union Hal - Edmonton, AB
11/19/2014 The Venue - Fargo, ND
11/20/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
11/21/2014 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
11/22/2014 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
11/23/2014 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
11/25/2014 The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
11/26/2014 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
11/28/2014 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
11/29/2014 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/30/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
12/02/2014 Exit/In -  Nashville, TN
12/03/2014 The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
12/04/2014 Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL
12/05/2014 Firestone Live - Orlando, FL
12/06/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
12/07/2014 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
12/08/2014 Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA
12/09/2014 Opera House - Toronto, ON
12/10/2014 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
12/11/2014 Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
12/12/2014 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
12/13/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD

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