R.I.P. Reed Mullin (Corrosion Of Conformity)

Longtime drummer for Corrosion Of Conformity, Reed Mullin, passed away at the age of 53.

Yesterday evening, the band announced his passing on Twitter.

Corrosion Of Conformity didn’t quite become a household name like Metallica or Pantera. But the North Carolina heavy rock stalwarts who transitioned from hardcore punk in the 80’s to bluesy, stoner metal in the 90’s earned a devoted following and managed to keep plugging away for almost 40 years (and counting).

For about 30 of those years, Reed Mullin sat behind the drum kit. He was there when C.O.C. was founded until 2001 and again for most of the 2010’s. Some news pieces about his death are filling space talking about his struggles with alcohol and how they obstructed his work with the band. Not gonna do that here – particularly since a cause of death hasn’t been announced. Let’s just enjoy some tunes.