American heavy-riff devotees Corrosion Of Conformity have released a cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd track ‘On The Hunt‘, taken from the illustrious Southern Rock band’s third studio album Nuthin’ Fancy, released in 1975. This cover version brings a singular C.O.C. swagger and sludge-laden groove to the classic track.
This ‘On The Hunt‘ cover lands shortly before C.O.C. kick-off their forthcoming three week tour across the UK and Europe, set to include performances at Desertfest London, Desertfest Berlin, and Soulstone Gathering in Krakow.
Corrosion Of Conformity’s Mike Dean commented,
“This is our hard to find tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, a major influence of COC. With the recent passing of the great Gary Rossington, the last living original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd , we thought it would be a good time to make this celebration of Skynyrd more widely available.”
Stream the track here: https://coccabal.bfan.link/on-the-hunt.ema
Watch the track video here: https://youtu.be/LOIK59Yf0HM
Tour tickets are on sale now via the below links:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
UK / EU TOUR MAY 2023
01 May IE, Dublin – Academy
02 May UK, Glasgow – Garage
03 May UK, Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill
04 May UK, Cardiff – The Globe
05 May UK, Manchester – Bread Shed
06 May UK, London – Desertfest
08 May DK, Copenhagen – Pumphuset
10 May FR, Paris – Petit Bain
11 May DE, Cologne – Luxor
12 May NL, Eindhoven – Dynamo
13 May DE, Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
15 May CH, Zurich – Dynamo
16 May DE, Munich – Backstage Halle
17 May AT, Vienna – Szene
18 May PL, Krakow – Soulstone Gathering Festival
20 May DE, Berlin – Desertfest
21 May BE, Brussels – Botanique
Corrosion Of Conformity are currently working on new material with New Orleans drummer Stanton Moore, for an eventual new release on Nuclear Blast.
The band’s latest studio album No Cross No Crown was released in 2018 to rapturous praise from fans and peers alike. Iconic guitarist and vocalist Pepper Keenan has returned to the fold, with No Cross No Crown arriving as C.O.C‘s first studio album to feature Keenan since 2005’s In the Arms of God.
No Cross No Crown somehow sounds as though no time has passed between 2005’s In The Arms Of God and today. Recording in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, C.O.C cut No Cross No Crown in about forty days, over the course of a year. Some of the new jams sound like they could’ve easily appeared on Wiseblood or Deliverance, two of C.O.C‘s most revered records. Beefy Southern stompers like ‘The Luddite‘, ‘Little Man‘ and ‘Forgive Me‘ are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like ‘No Cross‘, ‘Matre’s Diem‘ and ‘Sacred Isolation‘ – just like Sabbath used to do in the ’70s.
Watch the kaleidoscopic video for ‘The Luddite‘: https://youtu.be/TusKotRru_c
Listen to ‘Cast The First Stone‘ here: https://youtu.be/ljxyItzRZm4
Costin Chioreanu’s animated video for ‘Wolf Named Crow‘: https://youtu.be/fIfv7BKvtI8