Last week, , LocalBozo.com brought you exclusive coverage of the return of Corrosion of Conformity to New York City, which kicked off the start of their latest tour in support of their newly released self-titled 8th album. The album and tour celebrate the return of the vaunted ‘Animosity’ lineup featuring the trio of bassist and vocalist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and the return of drummer Reed Mullin. The hour long set showed that even without frontman Pepper Keenan, COC can still play as fast and as loud as ever, mixing their hardcore sound of old with the same intense, southern style of metal that they helped to make famous.
Prior to the show at Manhattan’s Gramercy Theatre, LocalBozo.com sat down with bass player and founding member of Corrosion of Conformity Mike Dean, for an exclusive backstage interview. Watch as we discuss Mike’s feelings on the band’s return to a three piece outfit, the recording of their self-titled album, why Pepper is not on the record even though he seemed open to a return to the group, and the band’s plans for the rest of 2012. Plus, listen to Mike’s thoughts on how the new album holds up to the rest of the Corrosion catalog.
For more information on Corrosion of Conformity and all of their upcoming tour dates and more, check out COC.com.
- Jane Van Arsdale