Corey Taylor On Slipknot’s New Album: “It Deals With A Lot Of My Personal Life”

During a recent interview with Music Week, Corey Taylor talked a bit about the lyrical inspiration for Slipknot’s new album. According to him, the effort “deals with a lot of [his] personal life.”

Taylor said the following:

“I can’t go into it too much because it deals with a lot of my personal life, but the last few years have been really tough for me. With the exception of my kids and my bands, it’s been a dark time for me. I didn’t relapse or anything, but it was just the depression that I was dealing with and the anger that I was dealing with that was consuming me. I had to get myself out of that situation, and now the lyrics I’m writing for the SLIPKNOT album are all about that period of time, basically the last five years of my life just trying to get my head around everything, and moving towards the happiness I remember.”

He also added the following when asked if he has any set ways of writing lyrics:

“My mind is so fucking all over the place, it’s not even funny half the time. For me, the quest has always been the perfect lyric, that perfect turn of phrase, that perfect set of stanzas to sit there and read over and over and be so delighted and tickled that you wrote them and so proud. You know, I’ve come close a handful of times, but I don’t think I’ve written the perfect thing yet, but that’s why I keep going for it, I keep chasing that. That’s one of the reasons why I also try to write in so many different genres. I never pigeonhole myself into just rock and metal. I’ve branched out, I’ve done stuff here and there with other bands and genres, to put my ego in the backseat and sing other people’s lyrics and try to find meaning for myself in those lyrics.”

[via Blabbermouth]


Slipknot Are In The Studio

Corey Taylor previously said Slipknot were planning to hit the studio to record their new album this month and it looks like things are right on schedule. The singer recently shared a photo from the studio, which you can see below. The album is expected to be released in summer 2019 and Clown says it will deal with the concept of “evil vs. good.”

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Guess what we’re doin…?

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Corey Taylor Says He Is Thinking About Recording A “Dark Jazz” Album With “Jazzy Versions” Of Slipknot & Stone Sour Songs

During a chat with RadioVegas.Rocks’s “Chaotic Radio”, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) was asked if he would ever consider recording country music. The singer responded by saying “fuck no,” but did add that he would consider doing a “dark jazz” album.

Taylor said the following when asked about the possibility of going country:

“No. Even coming from Iowa — fuck no! Absolutely not. And it’s not to say that I couldn’t write stuff like that. My interest would be more singer-songwriter kind of vibe, like SQUEEZE or something like that. Or — and I’ve actually been thinking about doing something like this — putting together a quartet or a quintet and doing a jazz album, like a dark jazz album, [and] recording it live in a room. It won’t sell shit. It would really just be for my own fucking personal collection… ‘Cause I love jazz. A lot of people don’t realize that — I listen to a lot of ’40s and ’50s jazz. And there is this… the haunting stuff that [Billie] Holiday would do, the older stuff that Charlie Parker would do, when he was really fucked up — that would be the stuff that I would be closer to. And I’ve got, actually, jazzy versions of some of my own songs that I would love to try. Probably something like ‘Prosthetics’ [by SLIPKNOT], I think would be really, really cool. And then ‘Bother’ — I’ve got a really cool jazzy version of ‘Bother’ that could be really cool.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Appears To Be Teasing His New Mask

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has shared the first tease of what appears to be his new mask for the band’s next album cycle. You can check that out below. The group’s new album is expected to be released in summer 2019 and the first single “All Out Life” can be found HERE.

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Soon… #thenewface #2019 #wanyk

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Slipknot Share Video Recap Of Their Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction

Slipknot have shared a new video recap of their Slaughterhouse attraction. The haunted house ran in their hometown of Des Moines, IA and it included memorabilia, decor, and themed actors inspired by the band. Guided tours, meet and greets, and more were also featured.

Slipknot Offer Behind The Scenes Look At Their “All Out Life” Music Video

Slipknot have shared a behind the scenes look at the making of their “All Out Life“ video. That clip originally debuted on Halloween (October 31) and it was directed by M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. The song will appear on the band’s new album, which they plan to record in January. A summer 2019 release is expected.