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Corrosion of Conformity – IX

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 23rd June 2014 by hammersmashedlauren

Corrosion of Conformity


Released: June 24th, 2014

Stoner/Sludge Metal

Released via Candlelight Records



With the release of IX, Corrosion of Conformity have delivered another hard hitting album filled with crushing riffs and distinct vocals that are enough to please any old or new school fan. While this kind of metal isn’t my particular favorite, this album kept me interested and wanting more the whole time I was listening to it. The songs vary from super slow, heavy riffs that almost sound doomy to fast finger taps and harsher vocals with a hint of thrash and punk traces throughout.

My particular favorite songs on this album are the faster songs, specifically, Denmark Vesey and The Nectar, since they were the most memorable and the easiest for me to bang my head to. However, I was quite surprised at how much I liked the slower stuff as well.

The only problem I had with this album was with the first song, Brand New Sleep. It was my least favorite only because I felt like it dragged on too long. With it being the first song, I had doubts about how interesting IX was going to be. I gave it a chance, though, and ended up loving the rest of the album. I feel like it’s one of those albums that will eventually grow on me the more that I listen to it.

Overall, I found this to be a great listen. The production and musicianship were both solid on this album and I hope Corrosion of Conformity continue to put out heavier music.



Lauren Gowdy

The Agonist announce full European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 8th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Following the recent US tour with Danzig and Corrosion Of Conformity, plus a select number of headline shows, The Agonist have announced a full European tour which will be in support of their recent album Prisoners. Guitarist Danny Marino comments:

We are so thrilled to be coming back to Europe! It has been way too long and we are very excited to release Prisoners upon our European fans. This time we’ll be rocking a full headline set that spans all 3 albums. It is also amazing to be touring with our old friends in Arsis and Threat Signal for the first time in 5 years! Can’t wait to see you all there this October!

Tour dates are as follow:

01.10 – Tel Aviv (Israel) „Reading 3“
03.10 – Eindhoven (Hol) “Effenaar”
04.10 – Metz (Fra) “Les Trinitaires”
05.10  – Calenzano (Ita) “Cycle Club”
06.10 – Romagnano Sesia (Ita) “Rock & Roll Arena”
07.10 – Roma (Ita) “Traffic Club”
09.10 – Darmstadt (GER) “Steinbruch Theatre”
11.10  – Cologne (Ger) “EuroBlast Festival”
13.10 – Vienna (Austria) “Viper Room”
14.10 – Bratislava (Slo) “Randal Club”
15.10 – Olomouc (Cze) “S-Cube”
16.10 – Katowice (Pol) “MegaClub”
17.10 – Prague (Cze) “Nova Chmelnice”
18.10 – Jena (Ger) “F-Haus”
19.10 – Hoogeveen (Hol)  “Waves Of Metal Festival”
20.10 – Paris (Fra) “Le Divan du Monde”
21.10 – Liverpool (UK) “Kazimier”
22.10 – London (UK) “The Garage”
23.10 – Bournemouth (UK) “The Anvil Bar”

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