Today CORROSION OF CONFORMITY issues the sixth clip in the No Cross No Crown videoblog series. In an in-depth roundtable discussion conducted by J. Bennett, the band talks about forthcoming fan reactions and album reviews.
Part Five – The Origin/Meaning Behind The Album Title No Cross No Crown: HERE
No Cross No Crown, captured in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, marks the first recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade. The record will see worldwide release on January 12th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various preorder bundles are currently available at nuclearblast.com/coc-nocrossnocrown.
Listen to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s first single from No Cross No Crown, “Cast The First Stone” HERE.
Watch the band’s recently-issued video for “Wolf Named Crow” HERE.
In a glowing 4/5 rating, Team Rock gushes, “If we’re looking at classic rock as a living, breathing organism, one that adapts and evolves over the ever-rolling waves of time, one that holds its original axe-slinging deities in highest esteem but allows for the ordaining of new priests and idols along the way, then it’s really time to let CORROSION OF CONFORMITY luxuriate in the lap of the golden gods. That’s because these motherfuckers have been at it forever, and they’ve just made their best album in twenty years.” Elsewhere the early reactions to No Cross No Crown echo. Metal Insider hails an, “amazingly composed, heartfelt blues-inspired record,” furthering, “As a complete work, C.O.C.‘s latest record is an amalgamation of various new influences and directions yet still remains firmly entrenched in their roots. And the guys just nailed the sound this time – I mean completely nailed it.” My Global Mind writes, “it’s clear the twelve-year absence [of Pepper Keenan] didn’t diminish the band chemistry. If anything, it’s stronger than ever, and they seem to have picked up right where they left off.” PureGrainAudio notes, “the musicality on No Cross No Crown is superb,” while Metal Wani lauds, “an essential listen.”
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY joins Black Label Society tonight for a mammoth North American live takeover. The tour begins in Denver, Colorado and will wind its way through nearly four dozen cities, the journey coming to a close February 27th, 2018. Additional support will be provided by Eyehategod and Red Fang on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Black Label Society, Eyehategod (12/29 – 1/20; 2/11 – 2/27), Red Fang (1/26 – 2/09): 12/27/2017 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO 12/29/2017 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sioux City, IA ^ 12/30/2017 Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO ^ 12/31/2017 Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL^ 1/02/2018 Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE^ 1/03/2018 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL ^ 1/04/2018 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN ^ 1/05/2018 The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI ^ 1/07/2018 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY ^ 1/08/2018 M Telus – Montreal, QC ^ 1/09/2018 Rebel – Toronto, ON ^ 1/10/2018 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI ^ 1/12/2018 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK ^ 1/13/2018 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX ^ 1/14/2018 Emo’s – Austin, TX ^ 1/15/2018 House Of Blues – Houston, TX ^ 1/17/2018 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA ^ 1/18/2018 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN ^ 1/19/2018 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH ^ 1/20/2018 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA ^ 1/26/2018 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL * 1/27/2018 House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC * 1/28/2018 The Ritz – Raleigh, NC * 1/29/2018 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD * 1/31/2018 PlayStation Theater – New York, NY * 2/01/2018 The Palladium – Worcester, MA * 2/02/2018 Aura – Portland, ME * 2/03/2018 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA * 2/05/2018 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY * 2/06/2018 The Goodyear Theater at East End – Akron, OH * 2/07/2018 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA * 2/08/2018 Eagles Ballroom Club Stage – Milwaukee, WI * 2/09/2018 Myth Live – St. Paul, MN * 2/11/2018 O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK ^ 2/12/2018 The Ranch Roadhouse – Edmonton, AB ^ 2/14/2018 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC ^ 2/16/2018 Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place – Grande Prairie, AB ^ 2/17/2018 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB ^ 2/19/2018 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, W ^ 2/20/2018 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR ^ 2/21/2018 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA ^ 2/23/2018 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ^ 2/24/2018 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ ^ 2/25/2018 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM ^ 2/27/2018 The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^ ^ w/ Eyehategod * w/ Red Fang
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is:
Pepper Keenan – vocals, guitar Woodroe Weatherman – guitar Mike Dean – bass, vocals Reed Mullin – drums, vocals