CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Confirmed To Play Hopscotch Music Fest

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North Carolina crossover luminaries CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are pleased to announce their addition to this year’s Hopscotch Music Fest. The three-day event is set to take place on September 6 – 8, 2012 on their home turf of Raleigh. The band will play alongside a throng of artists from all genres including Sunn O))), The Roots, Baroness, Yo La Tengo, The Jesus And Mary Chain and many more.


Comments guitarist Woody Weatherman:”I always enjoy playing these festivals with such a diverse collection of bands; it’s awesome this time it is in our hometown.”


CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will return to the road this June on a previously announced stretch of West Coast and Canadian headlining dates. Sponsored by Thrasher Magazine, the tour will commence on June 1 in Charlotte, North Carolina and include a spot on the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Long Beach, California with Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Pennywise and more. Support will come from Torche, Black Cobra and Gaza. Tickets are on sale now through all major ticket outlets.


w/ Torche, Black Cobra, Gaza

6/01/2012 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC [tickets]

06/02/12 Masquerade – Atlanta GA [tickets]
6/03/2012 Exit/In – Nashville, TN [tickets]
6/05/2012 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK [tickets]
6/07/2012 Club 910 – Tempe, AZ [tickets]
6/08/2012 Ink-N-Iron Festival @ The Queen Mary – Long Beach, CA w/ Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Torche, Pennywise, more [tickets]
6/09/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
6/11/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [tickets]
6/12/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR [tickets]
6/13/2012 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC [tickets]
6/15/2012 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
6/16/2012 Summit – Denver, CO [tickets]
6/18/2012 Firebird – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
6/19/2012 The Ballroom @ The Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH [tickets]
6/20/2012 Machine Shop – Flint, MI [tickets]
6/21/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON [tickets]
6/22/2012 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC [tickets]
6/23/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA [tickets]

9/6 – 8/2012 Hopscotch Music Fest – Raleigh, NC


In related news, the band recently released a video for “Psychic Vampire.” Presented exclusively by Scion AV, the production was directed by Charles Cardello of Bifocal Media and is viewable at THIS LOCATION.

Founded by three teenagers in 1982, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY began as an underground band and went on to transform heavy music, challenging boundaries and serving as what Decibel Magazine called “a crucial stylistic lynchpin in the bridge between metal and punk” that “irrevocably reshaped crossover’s sonic possibilities.” Thirty years and many changes later, COC’s original trio is back with a self-titled release for London-based independent Candlelight Records. Released Stateside this past March 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.”

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