The reunited classic "Animosity" lineup of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY — Mike Dean (bass, vocals), Woody Weatherman (guitar) and Reed Mullin (drums) — has been "writing new songs and jamming some recently," Weatherman says in a new online posting. "It looks like we're gonna do a few shows this summer as a three-piece and probably record stuff as well."CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's October 14, 2010 concert at King's in Raleigh, North Carolina was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming DVD. With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the classic "Animosity" album approaching, the original incarnation of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY played its first live show in over twenty years on July 30, 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina.
The reunited trio has recorded a new seven-inch single, "Your Tomorrow (Parts 1 and 2)", which was made available via Southern Lord's web site. In a recent interview with the "Maximum Threshold" show, Weatherman stated about CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's plans for the immediate future, "We're doing this three-piece thing [and] planning a [full-length] record, doing the whole deal. I think later on we're gonna venture back in and do the four-piece thing again with Pepper [Keenan; CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist, who is not part of the "Animosity" lineup] — that's what everybody wants to do — but for now, for this year, we're doing this three-piece deal." Regarding the direction of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's new music, he said, "Man, the new stuff we're writing is pretty crazy. I'm not gonna say that it floats all the way back to the super-, super-old-school stuff, but it's definitely heading in that direction." When asked who is producing the new CORROSION OF CONFORMITY album, Woody said, "So far it's me, Reed and Mike, which is crazy. Mike is, like, the wizard in the studio, man. We're doing it... It's up here at my place, we just set a studio up in this big building that I've got. As far as whether these recordings will wind up being the actual record, I don't know, but we did the seven-inch up here, and... You know, Mike Dean, man, he's been at the controls of a lot of our stuff we've done — even the last couple of records, he's really joined in on the fun of helping to record it and all that stuff. I think it's gonna be self-produced this time around. We're having too much fun to turn it over to somebody else." Mullin co-founded CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in 1982 as a hardcore punk act alongside Weatherman and Dean before leaving the band in 2001 amidst health concerns. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's latest album, "In the Arms of God", came out in 2005 on Sanctuary Records. The group's first collection of new material since 2000's "America's Volume Dealer" was produced by C.O.C.'s longtime collaborator John Custer. Fan-filmed video footage of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's August 10, 2010 performance at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California can be viewed below.