Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Scum News: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Confirmed To Play Hopscotch Music Fest
North Carolina's CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has announced their addition to this year’s Hopscotch Music Fest. The three-day event, which has also been called "Hipster-Fest",
will take place on September 6 – 8, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Hopscotch is known as a second rate SXSW which is the creation of the local free liberal weekly, The Independent, which in recent years has learned that metal as well as punk rock and hardcore actually exists after years of ignoring it in lieu of indie rock, alternative country, hip hop and bad politically correct jangle pop.
This revelation comes in part by the Independent's music editor Jason Currin who learned of Metal's existence from the website Pitchfork and follows their lead when it comes to Metal bands that indie rockers / hipsters can approve of. Jason is a well known figure in the local music scene. He's known to be seen wearing his Hot Topic purchased unofficial MAYHEM t-shirt at clubs during performances of Independent Weekly / Pitchfork approved bands. The addition of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY to this year's hipster fest marks the first time the Independent has acknowledged the band's existence, other than a passing name drop, in twenty years.
Comments guitarist Woody Weatherman:"I always enjoy playing these festivals with such a diverse collection of bands; it's awesome this time it is in our hometown."
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will return to the road this June on a previously announced stretch of West Coast and Canadian headlining dates. Sponsored by Thrasher Magazine, the tour will commence on June 1 in Charlotte, North Carolina and include a spot on the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Long Beach, California with Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Pennywise and more. Support will come from Torche, Black Cobra and Gaza. Tickets are on sale now through all major ticket outlets.
related news, the band recently released a video for “Psychic Vampire.” Presented exclusively by Scion AV, the production was directed by Charles Cardello of Bifocal Media and is viewable below: