Oh what a tangled web Corrosion of Conformity aka COC weave. While the classic 'Animosity' lineup of drummer Reed Mullin, vocalist/bassist Mike Dean and guitarist Woody Weatherman are back together for a new album, sometime frontman/guitarist Pepper Keenan's official "status" within the band remains nebulous and up in the air, even though he was the one who facilitated the reunion of the current incarnation of the band. Keenan's currently not an active member, but he's not exactly an "ex" member, either.
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Good news for Down fans who have been anxiously awaiting any updates on the EPs that the band have been working on. According to drummer Jimmy Bower, the first EP has been mixed and now it just needs to get the finishing touches of mastering and artwork before it can be released. Bower is anticipating an early May release date and although the album title hasn’t been officially confirmed, it is tentatively titled ‘Down IV.’
C.O.C.'s Mike Dean Talks Band's Upcoming Album
Back in May of 2010, Corrosion of Conformity announced the reunion of their ‘Animosity’-era line up of Mike Dean on vocals and bass, Woody Weatherman on guitar and Reed Mullin on drums and vocals. Since then, the trio has inked a deal with Candlelight Records and has been working on their eighth studio album. They are planning for an early 2012 release date.