Pepper Keenan: From Down To Deliverance
As Pepper Keenan prepares for his first tour with Corrosion of Conformity in almost a decade, he explains why ‘Deliverance’ has stood the test of time
To paraphrase the Blues Brothers, it’s time to get the band back together. Ten years after the release of ‘In The Arms Of God’, vocalist and guitarist Pepper Keenan returns to the fold with Corrosion Of Conformity, the North Carolina band that were pioneers in the crossover between hardcore and metal back in the 1980s before morphing into a powerhouse metal outfit in the 1990s.
2015 also marks the twenty-first anniversary of Deliverance, the first CoC album to feature Keenan as lead vocalist (notwithstanding his spot on Vote With A Bullet from 1991’s Blind album), alongside guitarist Woody Weatherman, drummer Reed Mullin and bassist Mike Dean.