CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has confirmed that they are working on the follow up to 018’s “No Cross No Crown” with drummer Stanton Moore
The “brutal-sounding” new LP is tentatively set to arrive in 2024.
Speaking with Eonmusic CORROSION OF CONFORMITY bassist Mike Dean and guitarist Woody Weatherman discussed the loss of drummer Reed Mullin, who died in January 2020.
“It’s a shock when you really realize [that he’s gone for good]”, said Dean. “Yeah, it was kind of a shock, yeah. Such an important musical contributor. Definitely an innovator. You can’t replace him, for sure.”
Weatherman adds: “Nobody really plays like Reed. But it’s all part of moving forward. We miss him.”
Speaking about the decision to bring back Moore, who played on 2005’s “In The Arms Of God”: “We’ve been down to New Orleans and had a little writing session,” Dean said. “We got together and picked it up pretty much where we left off.” Weatherman added: “We turned the embers over a couple of times, rebuilding the fire.”
On what Moore brings to the table, Mike said: “He’s amped to do it, and he’s got his indomitable style, so that’s a good way to follow up the last one, for sure.”
Discussing how Moore was brought back into CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, Woody said: “He kind of spearheaded it, if recollection is clear, because him and Pepper [Keenan, guitar/vocals], they both live in New Orleans. He expressed his interest, and we were, like, ‘Yes, that would be awesome, if, you know, if you got the time.’ I mean, we’ll make up time and we’ll do it.”
Discussing the sound of the new LP, Mike offered: “It’s hard to say. I think you’ll hear some new ideas, but I think you’ll hear a little bit of the ‘In The Arms Of God’ vibe because that’s where we’re picking up with, in terms of jamming with Stanton. And he’ll have his Stantonisms.”
Weatherman added: “It’s pretty brutal sounding. We’re jamming a couple up that show promise. I mean, you never know what will happen.”
You can read the entire interview at Eonmusic.