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On how Pepper Keenan ended up coming back to the band

Woody: "We’ve been hanging with Pep even through all that time. We were doing some 3 piece C.O.C., the early stuff like harkening back to the early 80s. We’d do shows and he’s in another band, Down, and they’d be doing the same festival so Keenan would pop over and we’d play some songs together on stage. We’ve pretty much been chatting this whole time just waiting for the right time to pounce on it. It wound up that this was the right time. We’ve been out on the road together for the last year and a half to two years and just discovered that it was gelling and it was correct. It felt like the right time to make this record and I’m glad that we did and that it’s finally coming out."

On why all the C.O.C albums have a unique sound

Woody "I'll attribute that to us not wanting to make the same record twice. We always try to grab something new, not just for ourselves but also for our fans. You know, we could have just made the Deliverance album over and over again, but it's fun for us to try different things, try new territory. You just don't want to make the same thing over and over again - at least we don't. And to be honest, making this record we took a different approach - there was no preproduction, no demos, we didn't do it like before. We just went into the studio and started writing and recording it as we went along, and I think we should do it again that way. It's a fun way to do it."

Thoughts on returning to Australia this February

Woody: Yeah, we are really excited to come back down and have some fun. We came down in 2001 with Pantera when those guys were finishing up as a band, I think it was one of their last tours. That tour was a lot of fun. We're going to be play songs from most of our records. Can't wait to see everyone down there.

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