CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin will undergo surgery this morning to fix his "massive full thickness tear of the supraspinatus with retraction of the tendon to the glenoid — a large joint effusion." He writes on Facebook: "Wish me luck!"
As a result of his torn rotator cuff, Mullin was forced to sit out some of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's recent live dates. Filling in for him was Eric Hernandez, formerly of KYLESA. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY explained: "Eric came to our attention when we approached Rick Smith of TORCHE about filling in and he recommended Eric, who he grew up with in Miami. Eric has also filled in for Ricky in TORCHE a few times with great results. He is, like Reed, a hard hitter, and thankfully possesses the capacity to learn and digest detailed material quickly and accurately."
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's two-week North American run kicked off on August 20 in Spokane and came to a close on September 1 in Vancouver. The band was joined by BL'AST!, BRANT BJORK & THE LOW DESERT PUNK BAND and LORD DYING.
Mullin sat behind the kit for CORROSION OF CONFORMITY for the most recent batch of dates. He explained in an interview that he gave during the tour: "I was, like, 'Goddamn, this is going to be fun, and if I stay at home, I'm just going to be sitting at home hating life, [so I] might as well be out here having fun. Fuck it. It's going to hurt either way.'"
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's new album, "IX", was released on July 1 via Candlelight. The CD was produced by the band and longtime comrade John Custer.