Legendary heavy metal/sludge act Corrosion of Conformity have just announced official dates for a U.S. headlining tour. The North Carolina metal stalwarts will hit the road in March taking Torche, Valient Thorr and A Storm of Light along to open for the band.

"We think the lineup on this tour is really compatible without every band doing the same thing," says C.O.C. singer-bassist Mike Dean. "We're really proud to be on this bill and touring on a new album."

Corrosion of Conformity came back from a four-year hiatus in 2010 and have been working on their newest full-length since 2005. The self-titled album is set for release on Feb. 28 through Candlelight Records.

As a precursor to the tour, Corrosion of Conformity will be playing a single show in their home state on Jan. 22 with Hail!Hornet in Asheville, N.C. The show is set to coincide with a screening of Slow Southern Steel, the highly anticipated documentary about Southern metal. Produced by Rwake vocalist, CT, the film will include acts such as Kylesa, Eyehategod and Hank III.

Corrosion of Conformity 2012 Spring Tour Dates

03/01 - New York, N.Y.
03/02 - Baltimore, Md.
03/03 - Raleigh, N.C.
03/05 - Cleveland, Ohio
03/06 - Grand Rapids, Mich.
03/07 - Chicago, Ill.
03/08 -  Minneapolis, Minn.
03/09 - Kansas City, Mo.
03/10 - Little Rock, Ark.
03/11 - Memphis, Tenn.
03/12 - Dallas, Texas
03/14 - Austin, Texas
03/15 - Austin, Texas
03/17 - New Orleans, La.
03/18 - Birmingham, Ala.