CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announce June Tour Dates

Currently out terrorizing stages on their headlining tour with Torche, Valient Thorr and A Storm Of Light, Raleigh, North Carolina cross-over legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY today announce another round of live dates this June which will take them to the West Coast and Canada. Sponsored by Thrasher Magazine, the trek will steam-roll its way through 17 cities beginning June 1 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The band will be joined by Torche, Black Cobra and Gaza.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 9 at all major ticket outlets.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s released their self-titled new studio offering to the masses last week via Candlelight Records. Corrosion Of Conformity was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer and mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters). The 11-track offering features the esteemed Animosity lineup of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin and closes a six year recording gap for the band. Hailed among fans and critics alike, Decibel Magazine championed the band’s efforts noting: While mastery isn’t unusual in metal, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is fully baked enough to make us wish another 29 years on these fuckers,” while Stereokiller, in a 4/5 rating, noted: “The crew of Mike Dean, Woody Weatherman and Reed Mullin reconvene as a sturdy marriage of St. Vitus, Black Sabbath and Motörhead retrofitting the tried-and-true rock wisdom they’ve always applied to their sound.” Independent Weekly opined: “…as CORROSION OF CONFORMITY draws from the past, it refuses to replicate it here. These tracks are too mid-paced and riff-dominated to be punk, too gruff and volatile for the bluesy hard-rock of the band’s latter days. And yes, there’s no Keenan, giving Dean’s higher register the chance to replace the departed vocalist’s smooth confidence with welcome tension—more Ozzy than Dio, in other words,” while Pitchfork echoed the sentiment:  “Corrosion Of Conformity is what you want out of a comeback record: not just reclamation of lost vigor but a meaningful update on a vintage sound. If Animosity seemed like an ugly duckling back in the mid 1980s — too punk for the metal crowd and vice versa– Corrosion Of Conformity registers similarly today. In an era when doom metal keeps growing bleaker and artier, and hardcore skews ever more dire, the album serves as a reminder that swagger, soul, and songcraft still have a place in the heavy-rock underground. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, indeed.”

In related news, the band recently unveiled their video for “The Moneychangers” via Headbangers Ball last week. The clip was filmed in Raleigh by Charles Cardello and features the band in a storyline that brings the song’s lyrics out visually (even Jesus makes an appearance). Check out video stills from the shoot below. To check it out, visit Headbangers Ball at THIS LOCATION!

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
w/ Torche, Valient Thorr, A Storm Of Light [remaining dates]

3/05/2012 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH [TICKETS]
3/06/2012 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI [TICKETS]
3/07/2012 Double Door – Chicago, IL [TICKETS]
3/08/2012 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN [TICKETS]
3/09/2012 Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO [TICKETS]
3/10/2012 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR [TICKETS]
3/11/2012 Hi-Tone Café – Memphis, TN [TICKETS]
3/12/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX [TICKETS]
3/14/2012 SXSW – Austin, TX ! #
3/15/2012 SXSW – Austin, TX ! #
3/16/2012 The Big Spill @ Korova – San Antonio, TX # w/ Saviours, Zoroaster, more [TICKETS]
3/17/2012 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA ! # w/ Zoroaster [TICKETS]
3/18/2012 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL ! # w/ Zoroaster [TICKETS]
3/19/2012 Grand Central – Miami, FL ! #^ w/ Holly Hunt Consular Shroud Eater

! = No Torche
# = No Valient Thorr
^ = No A Storm Of Light

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
w/ Torche, Black Cobra, Gaza
6/01/2012 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
6/03/2012 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
6/05/2012 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
6/07/2012 Club 910 – Phoenix, AZ
6/08/2012 Ink-N-Iron Festival @ The Queen Mary – Long Beach, CA w/ Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Torche, Black Cobra and more…
6/09/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
6/11/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/12/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
6/13/2012 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/15/2012 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
6/16/2012 Summit – Denver, CO
6/18/2012 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
6/19/2012 The Ballroom @ The Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
6/20/2012 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
6/21/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
6/22/2012 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
6/23/2012 Middle East  - Boston, MA

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