Corrosion Of Conformity were one of the first early eighties American hardcore bands to mix sludgy metal riffs with traditional hardcore punk, sounding like a chaotic and ear splitting mix of prime Black Sabbath doom and hyper-speed Black Flag and Bad Brains.
As the eighties progressed, C.O.C. (as they were more often known) delved even further into their metal influences, spearheading the late eighties crossover movement that saw hardcore punks like D.R.I. Crumbsuckers and Ludichrist redefining hardcore with a renowned force and power. By the ninnies after many line-up changes, guitarist Pepper switched to vocals and C.O.C. became a fully fledged rock monster, bringing a whiskey soaked Lynyrd Skynyrd southern drawl to the heavy metal party.
‘Paranoid Opioid‘ is from last years awesome ‘In The Arms Of God‘ album that proved to be one of the band’s best and a real return to form after the disappointment of their previous ‘America’s Volume Dealers’ set. And the good news is they’re here, right now, ripping through our little Island as support to the mighty Clutch.
Don’t miss this one!
The dates are as follows:
1/20/06: Liverpool, UK – UNI
1/21/06: Manchester, UK – MDH
1/22/06: Nottingham, UK – Rock City
1/23/06: Leeds, UK – Cockpit
1/24/06: Glasgow, UK – Garage
1/25/06: TBA – TBA
1/26/06: Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
1/27/06: Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
1/28/06: Oxford, UK – Zodiac
1/29/06: London, UK – Mean Fiddler/Astoria
COC is currently supporting In the Arms of God. Clutch released Robot Hive/Exodus earlier in 2005.