CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has begun writing material for its 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.Last week, the band announced their first live performance for the New Year at the annual Metal Fest Chile on April 13. It will be the first CORROSION OF CONFORMITY appearance ever in the South American country. Dean comments: "We have been talking about going to South American forever and with Chile being a big source of so much of our Facebook traffic, I know it's going to be epic. Another chance for us to do a festival with DOWN is always a very good thing." The festival follows the completion of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's recent U.S. tour that concluded in southern California alongside HIGH ON FIRE. The trio was also a featured participant on Barge From Hell that left Florida shores on December 7. Dean notes: "The cruise was pretty awesome. We had Rick and Jonathan from TORCHE masquerading as our crew and watching their antics alone was worth the trip. The seas were calm so there was no hurling over the bow." 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.