- Grammy Nominated, Gold Record ProducerRaleigh, North CarolinaWorked in: Dave Grohl's Studio 606 (Los Angeles), Electric Lady Studios (NYC), Muscle Shoals Sound (Alabama), Kingsway Studios (New Orleans), Sony Studios (NYC), The Power Station (NYC), Criteria Studios (Miami), Triclops Studios (Atlanta), Baby Monster Studios (NYC), Brenden O'Brien's Southern Tracks Studios (Atlanta), Jonathan Elias' Vision Sound Studios (NYC), Westwood One Studios (Los Angeles), Tree Studios (Atlanta), Jag Studios (Raleigh), Trailblazers Studios (Raleigh), Reflection Studios (Charlotte), John Custer Recording Studios (Raleigh) etc. etc.
- WIKIPEDIA: John Custer
Grammy Nominated Producer John Custer recieves LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the 2014 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS: http://www.prlog.org/12339375-carolina-music-awards-continues-tradition-of-achievement-award-excellence.html
John Custer's Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech at the Carolina Music Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFPtZGrmfeE
Aug 2014: Corrosion Of Conformity's album BLIND has been inducted in Decibel Magazine's HALL OF FAME. "Allowing the North Carolinians ample space to find their proverbial groove was fledgling producer John Custer. When Corrosion of Conformity entered Baby Monster Studios in NYC in 1990, they were a full-on heavy metal outfit, and Custer was, to a large degree, the group’s sonic tactician." Decibel features an article dubbed the Hall of Fame which pays tribute to a significant album in the history of heavy metal music. See more at: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/hall-of-fame/corrosion-of-conformity-blind/#sthash.j1xSgQkm.dpuf
COVER STORY in 3DotMagazine "John Custer: The Indestructible Godfather Of North Carolina Music Industry" For full article click here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/680955 OR HERE: http://3dotmag.com/john-custer-the-indestructable-godfather-of-nc-music-industry/
Grammy Nominee John Custer turns The Anonymous Band into a Big Something http://www.prweb.com/releases/Big_Something_Band/Anonymous_Band/prweb4209414.htm
"…The legendary and immortal John Custer has once again produced another hardcore masterpiece and seemingly assumes his majestic role as the maestro of the North Carolina music scene." -review of Corrosion Of Conformity's 2012 EP "Megalodon" Written by Rob Grissom for 3dotmag
JOHN CUSTER : WIKIPEDIA:
DAG - RIGHTEOUS (John Custer) Wikipedia page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Righteous_%28album%29
Guitar.com: You've been working with producer John Custer for four albums now. You've never been tempted to work with other producers?
Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity, Down): I've talked to some really big producers and they don't know as much as John Custer. I'll bet my life on it. He's amazing but he hates the record companies. He hates dealing with egos. He's been asked to do a bunch of big things and he's like, "No f----n" way!" He is truly a musician/producer. He's like the Daniel Lanois of our little circle and he does not want to put up with that s--t. It's about song writing, it's about getting the tones on tape and not being scared to take chances. A lot of bands, the only reason they're asking him to do 'em is 'cause they've heard COC records, but they don't understand that COC put their ass on the line to do these records and John Custer's not going to baby-sit somebody 'cause they want to have a certain sound. You've got to want to do that and write those things.
John Custer interview by Stacey Cochran for Raleigh Television Network program The Artist's Craft here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPrc2uKFixo&feature=channel_video_title
John Custer 2012 interview on The Wac Stern Show John Custer on the Wac Stern Show. Check out the video at https://vimeo.com/41185230 or listen to the podcast at http://www.ibiblio.org/wcom/podcast/mp3s/wer04.27.12.mp3.
JOHN CUSTER WIKIPEDIA PAGE here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Custer
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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Deliverance produced By John Custer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deliverance_%28Corrosion_of_Conformity_album%29
CRY OF LOVE - BROTHER
"It was like getting schooled by a Rock n Roll Jedi master." ~Big Something on working with John Custer. read article here... http://www.pickupproductions.com/2011/12/22/featured-artist-big-something/
WIKIPEDIA (CRY OF LOVE):
"...recording with Custer was like getting schooled by a musical Jedi. He helped us realize our true potential as a band."
-The Big Something, PR Web
"Just about everybody who works with Custer uses the same word to describe him: genius."
David Menconi, News & Observer
"John Custer is a musical genius, a man whose brain can store more music, more accurately, than whole reels of magnetic tape.... he's also become the most successful record producer in the region, producing major releases by Raleigh's Corrosion of Conformity and Cry of Love and wrangling a deal for his own virtually unknown songwriting and producing project, Dag."
- Ross Grady, The Independent Weekly
"..in terms of the final product, we owe a great deal to John because he took each person and got them to do as much as they could."
Reed Mullin of COC, RIP Magazine
"John is the most talented guy I know. He has huge attention for detail and an unbelievable ear for music. I don't think there's any kind of music he doesn't understand. He's very good at figuring out what a band does well and bringing it to its highest fulfillment."
- Josh Sarubin, Columbia Records
- "Now you talk of the emptiness you feel everywhere, it is just the very thing I feel myself.
Considering, if you like, the time in which we live a great and true renaissance of art, the worm-eaten official tradition still alive but really impotent and inactive, the new painters isolated, poor, treated like madmen, and because of this treatment actually becoming so, at least as far as their social life is concerned.
Then remember that you are doing exactly the same work as these primitive painters, since you provide them with money and sell their canvases for them, which enables them to produce others. If a painter ruins his character by working hard at painting, a thing which leaves him useless for many other things, for family life, etc., etc., if therefore he paints not only with colours, but with self-denial and self-renunciation and with a broken heart - as far as you are concerned, your own work is not only no better paid than his, but it costs you exactly what the painter's cost him, this sacrifice of the individuality, half voluntary, half accidental." -Van Gogh