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Corrosion Of Conformity

Friday 21 June

Genre Stoner
Country United States
Played at GMM 2011 2018

Corrosion of Conformity are your typical musical chameleons. Their early 80s debut ‘Eye for an Eye’ featured 20 hardcore and punk-oriented tracks but over the years they’ve gravitated towards a more bluesy heavy metal sound. Despite varying line-ups and changing music styles, C.O.C. have been able to build a loyal following through the years. Apart from touring in support of major acts including Megadeth and Metallica, C.O.C.’s own headlining tours have taken them to some of the world’s most famous stages. The band’s history is eventful to say the least, including two hiatuses and several members departing and then rejoining later on. While they achieved commercial success with ‘Deliverance’ (1994), follow-up ‘Wiseblood’ (1996) marked a time of declining fortunes, while the release of the critically acclaimed ‘In the Arms of God’ (2005) restored the band to its former glory. Pepper Keenan subsequently focused on Down but took up lead vocals and rhythm guitar duties again in 2014. Their last album to date, ‘No Cross No Crown’, dates back to 2018 but as they’ve hardly toured Europe since then this will be one happy reunion indeed. (#GMM24)