Southern rock lords Corrosion Of Conformity are hitting the street for a U.S. headline tour this month, trekking throughout the nation with fellow riff machines Spirit Adrift and The Native Howl. But they’ll be doing so with no semi-familiar face.
In an interview with our pals at MetalSucks, Corrosion Of Conformity bassist Mike Dean revealed that Stanton Moore, who manned the package throughout COC’s In The Arms of God period, would possible be dealing with drum duties on the band’s upcoming album.
Now, in a brand new one-on-one with Metallic Injection, Dean shared that Jason Patterson – who paradoxically rotated touring duties with Moore in 2005-2006 – can be becoming a member of the band on their upcoming run of headline dates, with their newest stick-man Jon Inexperienced seemingly exiting the group, briefly or in any other case.
“That’s almost a sore subject because yes, I would say yes; our major intentions, yeah, we want to make a record with Jon Green because he’s so fearless and creative and fierce and a good dude to come up with things with. But he has stepped aside for this tour anyway, perhaps totally stepped aside,” Dean shared throughout out sitdown.
“You know, due to family things and he has work back in Manchester where he lives that probably makes more money doing what he does than playing in this band. And it’s a little awkward with him being a UK citizen, having to go through the process of getting him a US visa, performer visa, which is a pain in the ass and expensive. So he stepped aside and we were sad about it, but we have Jason Patterson, who played with us in 2005 after we made In the Arms of God with Stanton Moore on drums and Stanton had a lot of prior commitments.
“So Jason is going to come out on the road with us. And he and I have been working on things, just bass and drums. And he already knows a lot of the stuff from In the Arms of God and before that. So we’ve just been working on the newer things and he’s going to come out and yeah, he’s really on point.”
So Inexperienced is out, briefly or in any other case, and Patterson is in, for now, to be adopted by Stanton Moore. Fairly the revolving door of drummers. Via all of it Dean couldn’t assist however gush on the expertise and pedigree of the British stickman who stepped up on the 11th hour to salvage a COC Bloodstock set.
“I miss Jon. You know, Jon stepped in for Reed when Reed was kind of falling out. And he basically learned a set in 24 hours time when Reed couldn’t make it to do the Bloodstock festival in the UK. 24 hours notice he learned the set and played it in front of 60,000 people, basically. Judas Priest festival crowd for Bloodstock. And he just nailed it and there was like no fear, you know? It was like, Oh, this guy’s good, you know? So when Reed really started to fall out, you know, that was our guy.”
The potential exit of Inexperienced comes sizzling on the heels of the lack of founding drummer Reed Mullin, who tragically handed away in 2020 following nicely documented substance abuse points.
“It has been exhausting not having Reed with us, you understand, even earlier than he handed. And further exhausting when he handed away. However Jon Inexperienced was the logical factor as a result of it isn’t like the place you get an achieved drummer that is a clone of just like the man that you’ve got at all times had. That will be form of insulting and a little bit tacky. He is like someone that form of brings his personal tackle the music.
“We’re sad that we’re not making a record with Jon Green, to be honest. And it was a bit of a shock to recover from, but I understand his reasoning and all that. But it’s definitely a hard pill to swallow. Another hard pill to swallow in the drummer development type of situation. Far behind Reed Mullin actually passing away.”
Catch Corrosion Of Conformity on tour with Spirit Adrift and The Native Howl at one of many dates beneath.
11/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Snowblind Fest)
11/13 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
11/15 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
11/17 – Raleign, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/18 – Wilmington, DE @ The Queen
11/19 – Laconia, NH @ Granite State Music Corridor
11/20 – Studying, PA @ Reverb
11/22 – Flint, MI @ Machine Store
11/23 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
11/25 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Corridor
11/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
11/27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
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