CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist Woody Weatherman has told West Michigan’s Revue that the four-piece version of the band — featuring Pepper Keenan on guitar and vocals — hopes to hit the studio soon to record another album with John Custer, C.O.C.’s perennial producer.
“With our last record [with Pepper Keenan], [2005’s] ‘In The Arms Of God’ — we want to pick up where that left off,” he said. “We were on to something there, and then [Hurricane] Katrina happened [in New Orleans, where Keenan is based]. Then the band went on hiatus and we never picked it back up until 2010 when we started doing the three-piece stuff.”
Weatherman believes “In The Arms Of God”, which featured GALACTIC’s Stanton Moore on drums, wasn’t promoted properly. “We put a lot of effort into that and it took some doing to get it done,” Weatherman said. “But I think it didn’t get a fair shake. We got cut off from supporting it.”
Speaking about the differences between writing music for CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and DOWN, Keenan told “Maximum Threshold”: “The biggest difference with the C.O.C. stuff is that I’m singing, so my brain acts differently towards that writing songs for Phil [Anselmo, DOWN frontman] to sing. It’s two different entities. I don’t know how I split it in half, but I do it. I just go off the catalyst of what the last C.O.C. record was, which I thought was an extremely strong record. So we’re just gonna shoot for that angle. And those guys have got a bunch of great riffs, and it’s a different machine.”
Keenan joined CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in 1990, but he did not become the band’s lead singer until the recording of “Deliverance”, which came out in 1994.
Corrosion of Conformity – tour rehearsal