Pepper Keenan is back on vocals for Corrosion of Conformityâ€™s North America tour.
The old school hard rock/metal band, Corrosion of Conformity, made their way to the Jersey Shore for a practically sold out show at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
This concert was one of the most anticipated shows in the area as many from the long-faithful COC fanbase came by to party and rage. Some heavy hitters from Old Bridge Militia were there along with long time friends and fans.
COC opened with “Bottom Feeder (El Que Come Abajo)” and “King of the Rotten,” both from Wiseblood (1996). They follow with a block from Deliverance (1994); “Broken Man,” “Heaven’s Not Overflowing,” and “My Grain.”
With Pepper Keenan back at the helm as frontman, the setlist was bound to cover the 1990s and early 2000s albums. Before the night was over, the band would also revisit the Blind (1991), America’s Volume Dealer (2000), and In the Arms of God (2005).
The band closed the night with their two-song encore of “Vote W/A Bullet” and “Clean My Wounds.”
The guys of COC lingered after the show was over, for most of the night. They took photos with fans and signed anything put in front of them. Their actions, on and off the clock, reaffirm what their fans already know; Corrosion of Conformity is made up of a humble, down-to-earth group of guys, who readily demonstrate gratitude for their fans.
Corrosion of Conformity is Pepper Keenan (vocals and guitar), Woody Weatherman (guitar), Mike Dean (bass and vocals), and Reed Mullin (drums and vocals).
The band resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.