Back in August the rumors were circling about Pepper Keenan making a return to Corrosion of Conformity, but now it looks like it’s becoming a reality.

In a interview with INDY week back in November, drummer Reed Mullin talks about what’s next for the band:

“I guess we’re going be working on the new album. Woody’s going to have a baby in April, I think, so we’re going to take a little time off in there, and then I guess get back to touring with Pepper. He’s taking time off from Down and, you know, he makes so much damn money doing Down we’ve got to get him while we can get him. He’s really excited about it, and we’re awful excited to do it. It’s been a while. It’s been I think 2000 since I played with him. I mean, we’ve done songs here and there, at festivals overseas and things, as a four-piece, but as a tour, it’s been a long time since this entity, this four-piece has been out on the road. It’s going to be a blast.”

There’s already one song written for the new album, “Tarquinius Superbus,” which is, “music Pepper and I had jammed back in 1989,” said Mullin, “and I ended up just putting lyrics to it. Me, Woody and Mike recorded it.” Mullin is hopeful for a new Corrosion of Conformity album in 2015.

“Hopefully by the end of the year, we’ll have an album out. I think it’s doable, though. If we start working in January, don’t you think? Like I said, we’ve got to use Pepper while we can get him!”

(via Blabbermouth)