With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY currently working on the follow-up to 2018’s “No Cross No Crown” album, questions have arisen as to who will be filling the seat behind the drum kit
Replacing longtime drummer Reed Mullin, who passed away in January 2020, is GALACTIC drummer Stanton Moore, who is a familiar face to the group.
In a new talk with MetalSucks, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY bassist and vocalist Mike Dean revealed the news of Moore’s return, as he performed on the band’s 2005 album “In The Arms Of God“
“Yeah, man. That’s true; I think we will be working with Stanton again,” says Dean. “So, history repeats itself all these years later; Stanton played on In the Arms of God, and I think he’s going to be working with us again for the next record. Having him aboard, I think you need to get a little nerdy to describe it because Stanton has got his own particular way that he wants to play.
“He wants to play kick drums in his jazzy way and likes to have the drums heads up front, so it’s more of a traditional-sounding thing. And all of Stanton’s fills are very second-line sounding, and he has these little phrases that are unique to him.”
Dean did add that although Moore isn’t joining the band, he is still great to work with.
“Stanton is a different animal than Reed – we learned that back when we did In the Arms of God – and he brings an entirely new dynamic to the band. Stanton will take these straight, New Orleans-influenced, second-line things and throw them into a metal song; there’s no stopping it.
“If you’ve seen Stanton Moore with Galactic, you’ll know what I’m talking about. He’s got his take, man. He’s a character. But this isn’t like Stanton joining the band per se, and I’m not sure that he would come out on the road and play with us because he’s busy. It’s more that Stanton is a good friend of ours, and we love working with him when we can when our schedules all sync up.
“Plus, Pepper and Stanton have known each other since they were little. It felt right to do another album with him because we loved what he did on In the Arms of God, and we wanted to make this first record after Reed passed special. So, stay tuned, and we’ll see how it all comes out.”
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are set to hit the road with SPIRIT ADRIFT and THE NATIVE HOWL this November. You can get the dates below.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY 2022 tour dates:
11/10 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live [Tickets]
11/11 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl [Tickets]
11/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Snowblind Fest) [Tickets]
11/13 – Memphis, TN – Growlers [Tickets]
11/15 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups [Tickets]
11/17 – Raleign, NC – Lincoln Theatre [Tickets]
11/18 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen [Tickets]
11/19 – Laconia, NH – Granite State Music Hall [Tickets]
11/20 – Reading, PA – Reverb [Tickets]
11/22 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop [Tickets]
11/23 – Joliet, IL – The Forge [Tickets]
11/25 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall [Tickets]
11/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls [Tickets]
11/27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme