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Corrosion of Conformity – ‘No Cross No Crown’

No Cross No Crown Out January 12

There really aren’t many peers when it comes to Corrosion of Conformity. Thirty-five years after they were first spotted hitting the North Carolina pavement, CoC has managed to excel at adaptation. Every single lineup has featured tweaks to the formula that then lead to notable works. With the 2012 three-piece setup of Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin, the result was a frenetic-yet-technical duo of albums that saw the group play off of their hardcore roots while still featuring tight pockets and shifts in tempo. The return of Pepper Keenan and subsequent No Cross No Crown sees the band swing back to their blues-ier times — and to great result.

With that put down on wax, don’t go into this one expecting fifteen ripoffs of “Clean My Wounds”. CoC manages to switch things up enough to maintain their well-deserved reputation as hard rock stalwarts.

Yes, there is an emphasis on groove and Keenan’s growl remains as close to a chainsaw as you can get without a thousand dollars worth of effects, but there’s enough here to give even longtime fans pause. One interlude foreshadows some upcoming doom metal riffage alongside guitar interplay that bands would sell their souls for, while another sees the group bust out the acoustics for a track that would have been a keeper from a hazy Muscle Shoals session. Choir-like backing sounds feature later in the album. There is a variety here that showcases a band comfortable with who they are and what they can do, as well as how to take things a step or two further.

The most notable aspect of their experience lies in the attention paid to dynamics and pacing which makes you feel like nothing is pointless here; every track seems to stick around just as long as it needs to and then you’re right into the next one. Their punk upbringing wouldn’t take too kindly to filler after all, and they are better for it.

As a drummer, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Dean & Mullin’s rhythm work. This is a band where seemingly everyone could do everything, but Mike Dean shows he is just as melodic and flexible as the guitarists — the penultimate track a particular standout — while Reed Mullin is excellent at knowing just what each track demands without becoming distracting. This is all while Weatherman and Keenan give a perfect example of what happens when you spend decades jamming alongside one another. Just like the albums before Keenan’s return, the pocket remains tight. There is no rust here.

Through lineup changes, injuries, and maybe because of their road-dog nature (45 dates from 12/27/17 to 2/27/18), they continue to hone their craft as a band born of adaptation. Aspects of their entire history are showcased here, but utilized in a way that doesn’t see the group resting on even their most famous work. CoC’s talent shines brightest in how they manage to make each change and step of the journey – including No Cross No Crown – worth your time.

Check back soon for tHeARTofla’s exclusive interview with Corrosion of Conformity drummer, Reed Mullin.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Discusses Working With Producer John Custer In Part Two Of Ongoing ‘No Cross No Crown’ Video Blog Series

New Record No Cross No Crown Out January 12, 2018

On January 12th, 2018, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will release their long-anticipated new full-length No Cross No Crown. Set for release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the record marks the first recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade.

As a precursor to its release, the band released part two of a multi-part view blog series. In the latest clip, the band discusses working with longtime producer John Custer and more.

View the interview, conducted by J. Bennett, along with the first clip and first single, “Cast The First Stone,” below:

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’S No Cross No Crown will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment worldwide on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various pre-order bundles are currently available here.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s No Cross No Crown somehow sounds as though no time has passed between 2005’s In The Arms Of God and today. The band cut No Cross No Crown in about forty days over the course of a year. Some of these new jams sound like they could’ve easily appeared on Wiseblood or Deliverance, two of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s most revered records. Beefy Southern stompers like “The Luddite,” “Little Man,” and “Forgive Me” are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like “No Cross,” “Matre’s Diem,” and “Sacred Isolation” — just like Sabbath used to do in the ’70s. “We started doing that on Deliverance,” Keenan points out. “My theory on that is that if you’re trying to make a record flow, you need to break it up a little. When you need a breather, write an interlude. I like writing those mellow pieces just to space things out and make the next thing come in heavier.”

No Cross No Crown stands as irrefutable proof of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s ability to overcome. “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and the prior records I’ve done with them didn’t just go away,” Keenan observes. “It’s an honor to be back out there and have an opportunity to do it again in a real way and not some washed-up reunion thing. Even before we wrote the record, we were out there for a year seeing there was a demand for it and that there was a void that we could fill. That’s been CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s deal from day one. We’re not chasing anybody around. We’re not gonna worry about what the new trends are. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will join Black Label Society for a mammoth North American live takeover this winter. The tour begins December 27th, 2017 in Denver, Colorado and will wind its way through nearly four dozen cities, the journey coming to a close February 27th, 2018 in Los Angeles. 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 – 2/9):

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 ^

^ Dates w/ Eyehategod
* Dates w/ Red Fang


Black Label Society Announce 2018 Headlining Tour Dates with Support from Corrosion of Conformity

PLUS Red Fang / EYEHATEGOD on Select Dates
Tickets Available Friday (10/13)

All New LP Grimmest Hits
Due January 19, 2018

Pre-orders Now Live
Digital // Physical

Black Label Society have announced a hefty batch of North American tour dates today spanning coast to coast in support of their recently announced all new LP, Grimmest Hits. Support will come from legends Corrosion of Conformity on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EYEHATEGOD and Red Fang. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

Tickets are available starting Friday, October 13.

Black Label Society Grimmest Hits Tour

w/ Corrosion of Conformity
PLUS Red Fang / EYEHATEGOD on Select Dates:

12/27: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/29: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino
12/30: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
12/31: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
1/02: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
1/03: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
1/04: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
1/05: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
1/07: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
1/08: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
1/09: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
1/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
1/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
1/13: Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
1/14: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
1/15: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/18: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
1/19: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
1/20: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
1/26: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
1/27: Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
1/28: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
1/29: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
1/31: New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
2/01: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/02: Portland, ME @ Aura
2/03: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
2/05: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/06: Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End
2/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
2/08: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
2/09: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
2/11: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
2/12: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse
2/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
2/16: Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
2/17: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
2/19: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
2/20: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2/21: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/23: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
2/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
2/25: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
2/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

Dec 29 – Jan 20

Red Fang
Jan 26 – Feb 9

Feb 11 – Feb 27

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Teenage Time Killers (Part Three)

Teenage Time Killers
Fonda Theatre,
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)


Singer #11 – Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Crowned By The Light Of The Sun (Teenage Time Killers)
Kick Out The Jams (MC5)
Animal Farm (Clutch)
Pure Rock Fury (Clutch)

Singer #12  – Lee Ving (Fear)
(Andrew Jamiez (Fear) – Drums)
Big Money (Teenage Time Killers)
I Love Livin’ In The City (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
Foreign Policy (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
Beef Bologna (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
I Don’t Care About You (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)

Singer #13 – Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
Hung Out To Dry (Teenage Time Killers)
Attitude (Bad Brains)
The Regulator (Bad Brains)
My War (Black Flag) (John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)

Singer #14 – Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone Sour)
Egobomb (Teenage Time Killers)
Your Empty Soul (Teenage Time Killers) 

We Got The Neutron Bomb (Weirdos)
Rise Above (Black Flag) (Randy, Clifford, Vic – Backing vox)
Where Eagles Dare (Misfits) (Everybody – Backing Vox)

Guitar- Mick Murphy 
Bass- Derik Envy 


Teenage Time Killers (Part One)
Teenage Time Killers (Part Two)

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Teenage Time Killers (Part Two)

Teenage Time Killers
Fonda Theatre,
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)

House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)



Singer #6 – Reed Mullin (C.O.C.)
(John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)
Exploder (Teenage Time Killers)
The Dead Hand (Teenage Time Killers) (Vic Bondi – Backing Vox)
Say Goodnight To The Acolyte (Teenage Time Killers) Album vocals Phil Rind

Singer #7 – Tairrie B. Murphy (My Ruin)
(Luciano Ferrea (My Ruin) – Bass & John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)
Touch Me I’m Sick (Mudhoney)
Moriendo Renascor (My Ruin)
Clawhoof (Teenage Time Killers)

Singer #8 – Pete Stahl (Scream / Goatsnake)
(Franz Stahl (Scream) – Guitar)
Plank Walk (Teenage Time Killers)
Sailin’ On (Bad Brains)
Came Without Warning (Scream)

Singer #9 – Tommy Victor (Prong / Danzig)
Doomsday (Discharge) (Tommy Victor – Guitar)
Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck (Prong) (Tommy Victor – Guitar)
Days Of Degradation (Teenage Time Killers)

Singer #10 – Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste / Iron Reagan)
Time To Die (Teenage Time Killers) Album vocals Mike IX Williams
Ignorant People (Teenage Time Killers)
Don’t Tread On Me (Cro-mags)
Raining Blood clip (Slayer)

Teenage Time Killers (Part One)
Teenage Time Killers (Part Three)

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Teenage Time Killers (Part One)

Teenage Time Killers
Fonda Theatre,
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015


House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)

Singer #1 – Trenton Rodgers (Chaotic Justice)
(Pat “Adam Bomb” Hoed (Brujeria / Nip Drivers) – Bass & John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)
Teenage Time Killer (Teenage Time Killers)
Blood Stains (Agent Orange)
Fuck Authority (Pennywise) (Trenton’s friend Josh – Backing Vox)

Singer #2 (+ Guitar) – Jonny Webber (The Ghost Of Saturday Night)
Son Of An Immigrant (Teenage Time Killers)
Barrio (Teenage Time Killers) 

Singer #3 – Vic Bondi (Articles Of Faith)
Bleeding To Death (Teenage Time Killers)
Hannity (Teenage Time Killers) 
What We Want Is Free (Articles Of Faith)
TV Eye (The Stooges) (Vic Bondi – Guitar)

Singer #4 – Clifford Dinsmore (Bl’ast)
Power Outage (Teenage Time Killers)
Procreation Of The Wicked (Celtic Frost)
Dirty Love (Motorhead)

Singer #5 – Karl Agell (Kinghitter / C.O.C. Blind)
Dance Of The Dead (C.O.C.)
Devil In This House (Teenage Time Killers)
Vote With A Bullet (C.O.C)

Teenage Time Killers (Part Two)
Teenage Time Killers (Part Three)

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TEENAGE TIME KILLERS only live performance!




TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 14TH AT 10AM PST AT http://axs.com/events/281747/teenage-time-killers-tickets

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“the metal/punk supergroup to end all metal/punk supergroups”—NOISEY

“sneers and snarls like a long-lost punk mixtape, fueled by the forever-young rage of rockers who refuse to grow up.”—ROLLING STONE

“chock-full of hot-wired, brain-busting hardcore punk…an absolute blast”—REVOLVER

“Scuzzy and simple…the record crackles with energy…delirious excitement that is irresistible.”—ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“track after track of unrepentant volume that cuts like a hardcore DIY effort, glazed by moments that mosh between Black Sabbath séances and CKY videos with almost no blood to spare. I don’t know or care why this record exists, this bizarre shotgun blast where nearly every good song is played by a different lineup, but one thing is clear: I want another, sir. Hit me.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

Following the July 31st release of their debut album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Rise Records), the ball-crushing, ragtag team of Teenage Time Killers are pleased to confirm a once-in-a-lifetime and only US performanceSeptember 12 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Full lineup for the show below, including some very special guests.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at 10am PST, but snag them early at the presale, beginningThursday (8/13) at 10am PST. Doors will open at 8, show starts at 9—so don’t be late!




Teenage Time Killers signed a deal with Rise Records to release their debut album.

All photos courtesy of the artists and Tairrie B. Murphy

Supergroup, Teenage Time Killers have signed a deal with Rise Records to release their debut album. The architects of what is bound to be a monumental work of metallic mayhem, are core members Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity), Mick Murphy (My Ruin/The Birds of Satan/Chevy Metal/Neanderthal) and John “Lou” Lousteau (pictured above).

The album produced by John Lousteau, was recorded and mixed at Dave Grohl’s famed Studio 606 in Northridge, California on very board that was the focus of Grohl’s acclaimed documentary Sound City: Real To Reel. Bill Stevenson (Descendents/All) mastered the recording at The Blasting Room.

MullinMurphy and Lousteau along with the assistance of musicians from the metal and hardcore scene have created what is sure to be one of the most memorable heavy offerings of 2015.  The phenomenal list of talent on this project is like a concert wet-dream. The Teenage Time Killers album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, is due for release in early 2015. It can’t come soon enough!

Reed&Mick TTK@Studio606 Photo by TairrieBMurphyReed Mullin and Mick Murphy recording at Studio 606 

The albums contributors reads like the “who’s who” list of the hardcore scene:

Aaron Beam (Red Fang)
Brian Baker (Minor Threat/Bad Religion)
Clifford Dinsmore (BL’AST!)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana)
Greg Anderson (Goatsnake/Sunn O)
Jason Browning (Righteous Fool & HR)
Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)
Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry)
Johnny Weber (The Ghost of Saturday Night)
Karl Agell (Corrosion of Conformity/King Hitter)
Lee Ving (Fear)
London May (Samhain/Danzig/Legacy/Tiger Army/Son of Sam)
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio)
Mike “IX” Williams (Eyehategod)
Mike Dean (Corrosion of Conformity)
Mike Schafer (Blatant Disarray)
Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Nick Oliveri (Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age)
Pat Hoed (Brujeria/Nip Drivers)
Pat Smear (Foo Fighters/Nirvana/Germs)
Pete Stahl (Scream/Goatsnake)
Phil Rind (Sacred Reich)
Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
Tairrie B. Murphy (My Ruin)
Tommy Victor (Prong/Danzig)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste/Iron Reagan)
Trenton Rogers (Chaotic Justice)
Vic Bondi (Articles of Faith)
Woody Weatherman (Corrosion of Conformity)

Mick Tairrie Reed Photo by John LousteauMick Murphy, Tairrie B. Murphy and Reed Mullin at Studio 606, Photo (C) John “Lou” Lousteau

Greg John Mick Reed TTK@Studio606 Photo by TairrieBMurphyGreg Anderson, John “Lou” Lousteau, Mick Murphy and Reed Mullin at Studio 606

Are you ready for this? We sure are.. Alright 2015, BRING IT!