|Birth name Thomas Michael Dean|
Name Mike Dean
Instruments Bass, vocals
Role Record producer
|Years active 1982–present|
Record label The Dean's List
|Born August 24, 1963 (age 52) (1963-08-24) |
Occupation(s) Musician, bassist, singer
Associated acts Corrosion of Conformity Probot Vista Chino Righteous Fool Snake Nation
Albums Closer to Eternity, Woods, Middle Ground, Muster, Must Have Had A Good Time..., Hours Later
Awards Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Track of the Year
Genres Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Pop music
Similar People Kanye West, Jay Z, Jeff Bhasker, Pusha T, No ID
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Mike Dean (born Thomas Michael Dean on August 24, 1963) is the bassist for American metal band Corrosion of Conformity. He sang on the band's early recordings from their crossover thrash era before leaving the band in 1987. In 1989 Dean, along with C.O.C. guitarist Woody Weatherman and artist Brian Walsby on drums, released the Snake Nation album on Caroline Records. Dean rejoined C.O.C. as the bass player and occasional vocalist in 1993 and has remained with the band since. Along with several production and engineering credits he also collaborated with Dave Grohl on the Probot song "Access Babylon", a return to the punk/metal fusion of old.
As of 2010 the original lineup of Corrosion of Conformity consisting of Mike Dean, Reed Mullin, and Woody Weatherman are once again performing and recording as a three-piece. They've released two albums, 2012's Corrosion of Conformity and 2014's IX, along with an E.P. entitled Megalodon in 2013.
Dean served as the engineer for C.O.C.'s 2005 Sanctuary Records release, "In the Arms of God." He was also the producer and engineer for Vampire Circus, an album by Maryland-based doom-metal band Earthride released in 2005 by Southern Lord Records.
He also served as touring bassist for Vista Chino in 2013 and played bass on the song "As You Wish", on Vista Chino's 2013 album Peace.