October 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
with The Skull, Mothership, Witch Mountain
Corrosion of Conformity are reuniting with guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan for UK/European and North American dates. Other than a few surprise appearances, this will be the first time Keenan has toured with the band since 2006. This will also be the first time the “Deliverance” lineup of the group has played together since 2001. C.O.C. recently emerged from hibernation as a trio and released 2012’s eponymous album and 2014’s “IX” to wide acclaim, but many have been eagerly awaiting the return of Pepper Keenan. The band were originally an influential hardcore punk/heavy metal crossover act before reaching critical success with a new lineup on 1991’s “Blind” album. That trajectory continued with wider appeal as Keenan took over as primary vocalist on “Deliverance” (1994) and “Wiseblood” (1996). These two recordings in particular fused the raw energy of the previous albums with some great strides forward in classic rock inspired songwriting and more spacious production and execution, which were often copied but rarely equalled. This juggernaut gained mass and momentum with relentless touring alongside Metallica, Clutch, Eyehategod and many more. Eventually following “In the Arms of God”, 2005, Keenan focused all energy on his hometown band Down. Until now, that is. Recent internet chatter on the subject of a reunion turns out be true.
The Skull are a doom metal band from Chicago, IL, founded in 2012 by former Trouble (5) members Eric Wagner (vocals), Ron Holzner (bass), and Jeff “Oly” Olson (drums), along with guitarists Lothar Keller and Michael Carpenter of the metal band Sacred Dawn. The band’s original purpose was to perform Trouble’s early material (they took their moniker from the name of Trouble’s second LP) but eventually decided to moved forward with original material. Oly dropped out in 2012 and was replaced first by Brad Sabathne and then Kevin Tarpey before returning to the group in 2013. Michael Carpenter left the group in 2014 and was replaced briefly by one-time Trouble bassist Chuck Robinson before guitarist Matt Goldsborough joined the fold. The Skull released their first LP in late 2014. In January 2015, Oly step aside again as his job with Allagash Brewery prohibited him from touring.
“Supersonic intergalactic heavy rock trio Mothership based out of Dallas, Texas give a real sense of hope that all is well in the universe, and that pure honest rock and roll has once again returned to this planet on a mission to unite true believers. Consisting of brothers Kyle Juett on bass/lead vocals, Kelley Juett on guitar/vocals, and Judge Smith on drums, these guys have created a unique sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, paired with a deadly chalice of Black Sabbath.
Mothership’s goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style of the ’70?s, updated and amped up for the modern day. The band has been non-stop road warriors since the release of their debut album in February 2013 on Ripple Music successfully invading the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe playing either on festival stages, night clubs, or outdoors under the sun at motorcycle parties. This heavy rock juggernaut has only just begun their tear across the universal cosmos and have no plans of ever slowing down. Do not miss your chance to hop on board and join Mothership.”
Witch Mountain – Doom metal band from Portland, Oregon, featuring members of Iommi Stubbs.