The reunited classic “Animosity” lineup of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY — Mike Dean (bass, vocals), Woody Weatherman and Reed Mullin (drums) — has canceled its scheduled appearance tonight (Saturday, July 23) at The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan with CLUTCH. The group states, “We are still here in Pittsburgh where Reed is receiving medical attention. Unfortunately, C.O.C. will not be performing with CLUTCH this evening in Flint. Sorry to all and wish Reed well.”
(Note: CLUTCH‘s performance at The Machine Shop in Flint is unaffected by CORROSION OF CONFORMITY‘s cancelation.)
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY entered the studio earlier in the year with longtime producer John Custer (1991’s “Blind”, 1994’s “Deliverance”, 1996’s “Wiseblood”, 2000’s “America’s Volume Dealer”, 2005’s “In The Arms Of God”) to begin recording the band’s new album for a late 2011 release.
In a recent interview with UGO, Dean stated about the forthcoming CD, “The title is yet to be determined. A self-titled release crossed our minds but the album title is a game-time decision. October is a good time but if we miss that, early 2012 would be a fine time for release. ‘The Moneychangers’, ‘River Of Stone’ and ‘Rat City’ are some of the [song]titles [that will appear on the CD].”
Speaking to Metal Kaoz, Dean described CORROSION OF CONFORMITY‘s new material as “familiar but surprising. All of the old influences are there — hardcore, three generations of heavy rock and no rules as to how to combine them and make something new and creative.”
With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the classic “Animosity” album approaching, the original incarnation of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY played its first live show in over twenty years on July 30, 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina.
The reunited trio has recorded a new seven-inch single, “Your Tomorrow (Parts 1 and 2)”, which was made available via Southern Lord‘s web site.