Raleigh, North Carolina legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have begun writing material for their next album, the follow-up to the well-received self-titled record issued via Candlelight Records in late February 2012, the reissue of their "Eye For An Eye" debut, and the recently released Scion A/V EP "Megalodon". The forthcoming CD, untitled at this time, will again feature the trio of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woodroe Weatherman, and drummer Reed Mullin.More video footage from the studio can be seen below. Following its recent performance at the fifth annual Scion Fest in Memphis, the band announced live assaults for August. In addition to their already planned participation at GWAR's annual BBQ, the trio will perform a headlining show in Wilmington, Delaware before heading to South America for a string of dates. The August shows mark a break from continued work in the recording studio on the band's new album, expected for release in early 2014. "We need a little escape from the studio," comments vocalist/bassist Mike Dean. "We thought it would be good to see the light of the day a little bit. We are excited to play Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina for the first time ever. Of course, returning to Mexico City and playing GWAR's BBQ will be highlights for our summer as well. "The new material is sounding really good, but it's time to get the perspective provided only by playing in front of a live audience. And we are talking about some very live audiences in this case." Updates regarding progress of the band's forthcoming album came during the band's late April West Coast tour with DANZIG. Dean said: "We have a lot of lyric writing to refine, but a lot of solid musical arrangements are in place. "We plan to begin basic tracking for half the songs as soon as we return to North Carolina." The initial work on the still untitled album found the band not long out of the recording studio, having recently completed their "Megalodon" EP. The special EP was included free to all customers to the band's official webstore. Dean notes: "The EP was written, recorded, and released in two months' time. It really challenged us in a good way." Formed in Raleigh in 1982, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY quickly transformed heavy music. Politically charged and socially aware, the band has influenced countless others and today remains humble about their accomplishments. With over 1.1 million albums sold in the United States, the band continues to find new fans via nonstop touring.