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Produced by the band alongside long-time friend and colleague John Custer, writing for IX commenced in the early months of 2013 with demoing and recording starting by Summer’s end. Completed in January, IX clocks in at nearly forty-five minutes. Sludge, doom, punk… it’s all in the grooves that fans have come to expect from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. IX will be released via Candlelight Records next month followed by a rash of live takeovers to be announced in the weeks to come. “This album is another step forward for us,” said guitarist Woodroe Weatherman of the mammoth eleven-track offering. “It seems like we keep heading more and more toward our rawer live sound with the studio recordings.”
Quiet for nearly five years following the release of 2005’s In The Arms Of God, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY regrouped in 2010. Since then, the band’s relentless commitment to the stage, both stateside and abroad, has unquestionably contributed to their chops in the studio. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY released their self-titled full-length (and follow-up to In The Arms Of God) via Candlelight to high praise late February 2012. The album debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart at position 157 and impacted CMJ’s Loud Rock chart at position 8 on its debut week before working its way up to position 1. It remained on the magazine’s popular radio chart Top 10 for eight consecutive weeks. The label reissued the band’s Eye For An Eye (including previously unavailable EP Six Song With Mike Singing) early November 2012. Blabbermouth called it “one of the hallmarks of street ‘core.'” It was followed by the free release of Scion A/V’s Megalodon EP.