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The four-piece Corrosion of Conformity has inked a deal with the label, according to its Facebook page today.
Recently reunited with singer/guitarist Pepper Keenan, COC's original dudes Woody Weatherman (guitar), Reed Mullin (drums) and Mike Dean (bass) will team up with longtime producer John Custer for a new album, set to be recorded late this winter/early spring. The album is expected to drop in the fall of 2016.
Says Keenan in the Nuclear Blast message: "After all these years, its truly inspiring to reawaken the chemistry that the four of us have. We are seriously fucking with our pants off now! We do not take this journey lightly and cannot wait to return to the studio to drop Ze' Hammer! All of this would not be possible without the global support of all you free thinkers and beer drinkers. Much love and respect and look forward to to seeing you soon."
Added Monte Conner, Nuclear Blast president:
"It has been a long 10 years since their fourth (Keenan-fronted) album — the highly underrated 'In The Arms Of God' — and as a fan, I am dying to hear what these guys come up with next. I know it will be a monster. The fact that it is coming out on Nuclear Blast is very fulfilling for me and many others on the Nuclear Blast team as we finally get to work with one of our favorite bands."