Corrosion of Conformity Drummer Reed Mullin Has Died

He was 53
Corrosion of Conformity Drummer Reed Mullin Has Died
Heavy metal vets Corrosion of Conformity have announced drummer Reed Mullin has died. He was 53.

COC confirmed his passing on social media, tweeting, "It's with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a friend, a brother and pioneer. Reed you are loved and always will be. Lets all take a moment…" They shared the above photo.

The band wrote on Facebook, "Reed, It's with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a friend, a brother and pioneer. Love and condolences to the family, friends and fans who will miss you and thanks for the music."

Mullin co-founded Corrosion of Conformity in 1982, back when their sound was more indebted to hardcore punk. He left the group in 2001 but later rejoined.

Mullin suffered an alcohol-related seizure in 2016, and his bandmates cited Mullin's "alcohol and drug dependency" as the reason for his health issues.

Mullin also played in an assortment of projects, including Man Will Destroy Himself, No Labels and Brown. Notably, he was a member of the supergroup Teenage Time Killers, featuring contributors like Dave Grohl, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba and more.