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corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 00:02
by rhino
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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will release its new album, "No Cross No Crown", on January 12 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. It will be made available on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats.

In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing the globe as a guitarist with New Orleans supergroup DOWN, Pepper Keenan reconnected with the core CORROSION OF CONFORMITY trio of Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin to hit the road hard. "Reed called me and mentioned maybe playing a couple shows," Keenan recalls. "I said, 'Let's just go to Europe and see if it works.' So we went to Europe and then ended up going back four times in one year... We toured for a year and then started tracking about ten or eleven months ago."

Recording in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY cut "No Cross No Crown" in about forty days over the course of a year. "We took our time and didn't put any pressure on ourselves," Keenan says. "I'd go up from New Orleans and we'd do four or five days at a time, just hacking away at it. It was fun because we did it like a demo, but in a studio. We were writing and putting it on tape at the same time. We took what parts we thought were great from the old days and weren't scared to go backwards. It kinda wrote itself that way."

Some of these new jams sound like could've easily been on "Wiseblood" or "Deliverance", two of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's most revered records. On "No Cross No Crown", beefy Southern stompers like "The Luddite", "Little Man" and "Forgive Me" are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like "No Cross", "Matre's Diem" and "Sacred Isolation" — just like SABBATH used to do in the '70s. "We started doing that on 'Deliverance'," Keenan points out. "My theory on that is that if you're trying to make a record flow, you need to break it up a little. When you need a breather, write an interlude. I like writing those mellow pieces just to space things out and make the next thing come in heavier."

The album's iconic title comes from a recent tour stop in England. "We were playing this old church from like the 1500s that had been turned into a performing arts center," Keenan recalls. "The dressing room had stained glass windows and one of them showed this poor fella being persecuted. Underneath it said, 'no cross no crown.' So I just took that idea. We're not trying to be on a soapbox, but we used it as a catalyst to write songs around."

Which is to say that "No Cross No Crown" has a lot less to do with politics or religion than its title implies. "I think everyone needs to get away from that mindset in general," Keenan offers. "It just seems to be a mess out there nowadays. We need to get back to being humans and taking care of each other and simple things like that. For us, the terminology 'no cross no crown' is a theme. It's mentioned in like three songs throughout the album. We just weaved it through as we went."

"No Cross No Crown" stands as irrefutable proof of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's ability to overcome. "CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and the prior records I've done with them didn't just go away," Keenan observes. "It's an honor to be back out there and have an opportunity to do it again in a real way and not some washed-up reunion thing. Even before we wrote the record, we were out there for a year seeing there was a demand for it and that there was a void that we could fill. That's been CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's deal from day one. We're not chasing anybody around. We're not gonna worry about what the new trends are. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is CORROSION OF CONFORMITY."

"No Cross No Crown" track listing:

01. Novus Deus
02. The Luddite
03. Cast The First Stone
04. No Cross
05. Wolf Named Crow
06. Little Man
07. Matre's Diem
08. Forgive Me
09. Nothing Left To Say
10. Sacred Isolation
11. Old Disaster
12. E.L.M.
13. No Cross No Crown
14. A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)
15. Son And Daughter


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this song is on FIRE :xx:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 00:26
by morbid board eli
well this is fucking great news :xx:

i listen to ein track now

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 00:30
by morbid board eli
my first thoughts are this is a tasty riff they've got going here

the melodic break in the middle is suuuper sweet :cool:

however reed sounds oddly behind the band during the middle there :shock: and normally he is way in pocket, so i'm willing to bet they played it loose with this album as a whole

i also think that woody looks a bit like tom araya in that youtube still, and mike looks kind of like robert plant if robert plant were also the joker :hard-on bearer: reed still looks like a 20-year-old

this is a good thing, i am excite :beer:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 00:36
by Nick
:luke:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 02:01
by Josh
:thingy:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 04:24
by Josh
horrible artwork though :oldryan:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 17:28
by morbid board eli
it is very un-coc, reminds me of british horror posters from the 1970s

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 19:47
by rhino
eggs actly. i like it ok

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 22:51
by morbid board eli
I would not use the word ‘horrible’ to describe this cover

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 02 Dec 2017, 03:29
by rhino
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dude, this album is going to seriously rip :idea:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 02 Dec 2017, 05:10
by Josh
Yes :beerbang:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 02 Dec 2017, 05:18
by Nick
Fucking yes :xx:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 19:27
by morbid board eli
oh man this album is going to be some hot licks

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 19:28
by morbid board eli
the video reminds me of the queens videos from like clockwork :bulb:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 05 Jan 2018, 08:49
by Nick
Next Friday :xx:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 05 Jan 2018, 09:37
by morbid board eli
holy fuck, that happened fast

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 05 Jan 2018, 09:47
by rhino
first album i will buy in 2018 :idea:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 05 Jan 2018, 10:50
by Josh
This leaked apparently

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 19:40
by rhino
out today :greenie:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 21:14
by Josh
Picking it up at Best Buy when I go out later

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 03:43
by Nick
Picked it up on my way to work and only got to track 6. The Luddite is the only that didn't really stand out to me so far.

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 05:24
by Josh
Picked it up as well

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 22:59
by Nick
The 4 1:30ish tracks really fuck up the flow of the album

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 12:43
by Josh
what do yall dumb gay elitists think of this record? probably not fruital enough. or underground.

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 13:05
by User
i like this album

it sounds like good things i like

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 13:43
by Hitoshura
is this for fans of deliverance

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 19:14
by rhino
like nick said the interludes fuck up the flow on an otherwise flawless album i will say, not a bad song, and it is a bit of a grower too so when this album sinks in more i will be able to rank

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Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 00:13
by Nick
Hitoshura wrote:is this for fans of deliverance


Yes

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 16:51
by morbid board eli
is this in ein dropbox

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 17:29
by Josh
it is for sale at your local record shop/best buy/fye/amazon

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 16 Jan 2018, 20:39
by morbid board eli
jamming this adam

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 16 Jan 2018, 20:39
by morbid board eli
cast the first stone sounds like a really amped up congratulations song :rocker:

Re: corrosion of conformity - no cross no crown

Posted: 06 Feb 2018, 20:33
by morbid board eli
been in a nice groovin little coc mood these last few weeks, jammed deliverance and wiseblood a bunch. and itaog a couple times :shock:

currently listening to no cross no crown again. this album is a hot jam :idea: