Corrosion of Conformity

Reed Mullin – Corrosion of Conformity on “No Cross No Crown” and More.

Reed Mullin – Drummer – C.o.C.

Last month I had the opportunity to sit down with the Drummer and a co-founding member of Corrosion of Conformity, Reed Mullin, for an in depth interview about the past, the present and the future.  What unfolds is a charasmatic and enigmatic interview.

Reed is a kind, energetic and matured “Metal Goliath” seasoned in beats and touring for over three decades.  As you listen I hope you hear the same passion for the music, his bandmates, and his life as I did.  We here at Power of Metal are proud to call Reed our dear friend and cant wait to support him and C.o.C. during their LIVE TOUR!

Get out their and get Corroded!  Until then, sit back and listen to some fantasmic and comical soundbites from our interview and stories he shared with us.  The full interview is available at the bottom of the article.

“Metal or Myth” Segment (0:00 – 5:17)


We began the interview with my regular “Metal or Myth” segment in which I engaged Reed with five questions.

  1. Corrosion of Conformity are the Godfathers of Hardcore Punk Rock in North Carolina? METAL
  2. Katherine Ludwig has been the catalyst for Corrosion of Conformity’s succes? METAL
  3. Your Mom and Dad Purchased the band’s first touring van?  METAL
  4. Corrosion of Conformity has found a Solid Home with Nuclear Blast Records?  METAL
  5. “Albatross” is the Number One Single played in Strip Clubs Worldwide? MYTH

You will hear Reed’s take on Katherine Ludwig as well as stories involving C.o.C.’s first touring van, a Ford Econoline.  Plus we get Reed’s take on Nuclear Blast and how their role with Corrosion of Conformity has allowed them once again to reach Metal INFAMY!


Slayer assists w/ Metal Blade records. (0:00 – 3:31)


Reed tells an amazing story and recounts how Slayer was instrumental in Corrosion of Conformity’s deal w/ Metal Blade Records.  Specifically recounting a LIVE Performance in “1983 or 1984 with Obsessed and Slayer,” where he describes the LIVE crowd as “popcorn in a popcorn popper at the movie theater with people stage diving all over the place“.


“If you Could” – Dueling Kits Segment Pt 1 (0:00 – 0:59)


In this segment Reed, having had the opportunity to play Dueling Kits with anyone from any era at any point who would it be?  Without hesitation Reed responded, “Without question Matt Cameron.“.  Reed talks about the late Chris Cornell and his ability to play Hunted Down in Birmingham, England while on tour with Soundgarden.


“If you Could” – Dueling Kits Segment Pt 1 (0:00 – 1:41)


In the second portion of “If you Could” we listen to Reed tell an amazing story touring with Metallica.  In Copenhagen, DENMARK James and the boys allow Reed to sit on the kit for Last Caress but unfortunately not for Master of Puppets!


“ONE WORD” – Bandmates! (0:00 – 2:43)

Lucky as fuck to be able to play with my brothers for thrity some years and enjoy every minute of it.  Reed Mullin, Corrosion of Conformity

No need to pub this.  Just listen!!

Complete Interview Below:

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Metal Man residing deep in the Mountains of Butte, America. I have grown up in music from the earliest I can remember. The variations and absolute stinging differences throughout the Metal Genre keep me coming back for more and more. Honor and a pleasure to assist up and coming as well as top established artists continue to share their passion and art with the world! HORNS UP!

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