MIKE DEAN Opens Up On CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s New Dwell & In-Studio Drummer Scenario

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.

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In an interview with our associates at MetalSucks, Corrosion Of Conformity bassist Mike Dean revealed that Stanton Moore, who manned the equipment throughout COC’s In The Arms of God period, would seemingly be dealing with drum duties on the band’s upcoming album. 

Now, in a brand new one-on-one with Steel Injection, Dean shared that Jason Patterson – who mockingly 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, quickly or in any other case. 

“That is nearly a sore topic as a result of sure, I might say sure; our main intentions, yeah, we need to make a document with Jon Inexperienced as a result of he is so fearless and artistic and fierce and an excellent dude to provide you with issues with. However he has stepped apart for this tour anyway, maybe completely stepped apart,” Dean shared throughout out sitdown. 

“You realize, resulting from household issues and he has work again in Manchester the place he lives that most likely makes more cash doing what he does than taking part in on this band. And it is a bit awkward with him being a UK citizen, having to undergo the method of getting him a US visa, performer visa, which is a ache within the ass and costly. So he stepped apart and we had been unhappy about it, however we’ve got Jason Patterson, who performed with us in 2005 after we made Within the Arms of God with Stanton Moore on drums and Stanton had a whole lot of prior commitments.

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“So Jason goes to come back out on the street with us. And he and I’ve been engaged on issues, simply bass and drums. And he already is aware of a whole lot of the stuff from Within the Arms of God and earlier than that. So we have simply been engaged on the newer issues and he’ll come out and yeah, he is actually on level.”

So Inexperienced is out, quickly or in any other case, and Patterson is in, for now, to be adopted by Stanton Moore. Fairly the revolving door of drummers. By way of 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 realize, Jon stepped in for Reed when Reed was form of falling out. And he mainly discovered a set in 24 hours time when Reed could not make it to do the Bloodstock competition within the UK. 24 hours discover he discovered the set and performed it in entrance of 60,000 folks, mainly. Judas Priest competition crowd for Bloodstock. And he simply nailed it and there was like no concern, you already know? It was like, Oh, this man’s good, you already know? So when Reed actually began to fall out, you already know, that was our man.”

The potential exit of Inexperienced comes scorching on the heels of the lack of founding drummer Reed Mullin, who tragically handed away in 2020 following nicely documented substance abuse points. 

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“It has been exhausting not having Reed with us, you already know, 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 all the time had. That will be form of insulting and a bit tacky. He is like someone that form of brings his personal tackle the music.

“We’re unhappy that we’re not making a document with Jon Inexperienced, to be trustworthy. And it was a little bit of a shock to get well from, however I perceive his reasoning and all that. But it surely’s positively a tough tablet to swallow. One other exhausting tablet to swallow within the drummer growth kind of state of affairs. Far behind Reed Mullin really passing away.”

Catch Corrosion Of Conformity on tour with Spirit Adrift and The Native Howl at one of many dates under.

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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