Corrosion Of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out of the group's upcoming tour after tearing his rotator cuff.

In a statement released on Tuesday (22Jul14), the band reveals Mullin has been "playing through pain" and he has chosen to get the problem "repaired and rehabbed" rather than play on.

Former Kylesa drummer Eric Hernandez will replace him on the road in New Zealand and Australia before the band returns to the U.S. in mid-August (14).