Preview: Corrosion of Conformity and Hang the Bastard @Colchester Arts Centre – 12th March 2015

It’s a tour that many thought wouldn’t happen but the legendary Pepper Keenan has rejoined Corrosion of Conformity and they are in the UK right now! Colchester Arts Centre will bear witness to one of the greatest comebacks in sludge metal history.

But first up is the support band, one of the best bands in the UK, the family friend Hang the Bastard. This is a band that has clearly changed a lot over their career. What started off as a mixture of hardcore punk and sludge has turned into an amazingly dirty sludgy doom hybrid. Their latest album Sex In The Seventh Circle was one of the best albums of 2014 and showcased the band’s creative wings spreading to maximum effect. It’s going to be a good year for Hang the Bastard.

There’s not much to say about Corrosion of Conformity that hasn’t already been said; they’re legends and a massive influence on today’s stoner/sludge/doom/desert scenes. There’s no denying their talent and relevance today. The likes of ‘Albatross,’ ‘Clean My Wounds,’ and ‘Vote With A Bullet,’ are still relevant today as they were in the 90s. The Deliverance line-up of C.O.C will without a doubt be one of the most memorable nights this year in Colchester.

Get your tickets here.

Corrosion of Conformity and Hang the Bastard tour

Corrosion of Conformity
Hang the Bastard
Colchester Arts Centre

About Jack (874 Articles)
I am a recent graduate from the University of Essex in Colchester where by the luck of Odin I met the editor, Dom. I first got into metal when I was 13 and now I am 22 and own an uncountable amount of band T-shirts. I also regularly attend gigs (local and in neighbouring areas) as well as festivals. My musical taste is varied; I like nu metal (my first love), thrash, black, death, doom, folk, sludge (my favourite genre), symphonic and many more of the multiple genres that metal has to offer, I even like some metalcore (I know it's a dirty word within some metal circles but some of it is outstanding). One of my most memorable metal moments was meeting Grand Magus at the Bloodstock signing tent and having the whole tent to myself, spending a few minutes talking to them.

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