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Michael Dean of C.O.C. Interview

Header-COC-PublicityPhoto Let this be a lesson to all of you fledgling rockstars out there, ProTools salesmen will know where you are. But the interview must happen!


Corrosion of Conformity started as a group of friends in 1982, still in school and with a need to make music. Originally a three piece, a favorite person has come back to make the line-up, arguably, the most cherished in the band’s career. This recent announcement means that Pepper Keenan (vocals, guitar), Woodroe Weatherman (guitar), Mike Dean (bass, vocals), and Reed Mullin (drums, vocals) will be on stage together again when the guys hit the road in earnest this year.

The first leg of their touring kicks off on Apr 06, 2016 in Huntington, WV and will run through Apr 15, 2016 in Poughkeepsie, NY with support provided by Mothership. The following evening the band will play a special one-off show with Eyehategod in Richmond, VA. Following a short breather the guys will head back out for more than two dozen dates with Lamb Of God and Clutch.

“This is all about going out and celebrating some of the classic material, and at the same time it’s about tuning up the chemistry and the energy to possibly create a new album or two with this lineup.” ~ Mike Dean

iGnite was lucky enough that Mike answered our call on the second attempt. Even guys that have been in the music business for some time don’t like telemarketers. We talked about the new record rumors, the tour(s) coming up, and even took an iGnite reader’s question about Pepper coming back to the fold and get his thoughts on it with the time Mike was with us.

So, go get a glass of chicken flavored mezcal and get ready to enjoy a few minutes with a monster bass player and vegetarian. We’ll wait. We can’t leave until we finish the rabbit flavored mezcal anyway. The things we do for our readers.

Mike Dean of C.O.C. Interview

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About Erich Morse (7 Articles)
Photographer, writer, and interviewer in the world of music. Guided by the sage like wisdom of my German Shepperd, Ezra, we look to give you something to read and say, "That's cool!"

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