Corrosion of Conformity’s ‘Brutal Sounding’ New Album Could Come Out Next Year, Will Feature Stanton Moore on Drums
Southern metal powerhouse outfit Corrosion of Conformity could be on track to release their eleventh studio album next year, with Galactic drummer Stanton Moore once again holding things down behind the kit.
The new information stems from a recent Eonmusic interview with bassist Mike Dean and guitarist Woody Weatherman, but we’ve known of Moore’s potential involvement for a while now. Moore last performed with Corrosion of Conformity on the 2005 banger In The Arms of God and the corresponding tour that followed its release.
With an eye on the next album, both men said Moore’s involvement made sense, given his style and past experience working with the band, with Dean describing the drummer’s playing as an “indomitable style.”
“We’ve been down to New Orleans and had a little writing session. We got together and picked it up pretty much where we left off.”
As for how Moore specifically got involved, Weatherman said it really came about from the drummer’s interest in jamming with the band once again.
“[Moore] 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.”
As for how the new album is shaping up, Weatherman described what they’ve written so far as “pretty brutal sounding,” stating that some of their recent jams “show promise.” Dean was a little more definitive in his description, though.
“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.”
In the years that followed In The Arms of God, Reed Mullin would eventually rejoin the band and remain there until his untimely passing in January 2020. During their interview, Dean said they’re still processing Mullin’s death, but realized they had to eventually move on.
“It’s a shock when you really realize [that he’s gone for good]. Yeah, it was kind of a shock, yeah. Such an important musical contributor. Definitely an innovator. You can’t replace him, for sure.”
Check out the full interview with Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman over at Eonmusic.