“Thunder Force” Soundtrack Featuring Anthrax, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members Now Available

The new Netflix film “Thunder Force” and its soundtrack were officially released today (April 9). Composer Fil Eisler worked on the soundtrack with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) and its title track features several guests including Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), and electric cellist Tina Guo.

“Thunder Force” Soundtrack Track Listing:

01. “Thunder Force” (feat. Corey Taylor, Lzzy Hale, Scott Ian, Dave Lombardo & Tina Guo)
02. “Thunder Force Suite” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
03. “This Town’s Gonna Get What It Deserves” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
04. “Angel Wings”
05. “History Of The Miscreants” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
06. “Lydia Goes Apeshit” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
07. “What Does This Button Do” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
08. “Enter Laser ” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
09. “Super Person”
10. “The Stanton Building”
11. “Training Begins” (feat. Scott Ian)
12. “Seems Like Overkill” (feat. Scott Ian)
13. “Social Visit”
14. “6am Day Two” (feat. Scott Ian)
15. “Cooked”
16. “Go Time”
17. “Super Suits” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
18. “Purple Lambo”
19. “The Diner Attack” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
20. “The Special One”
21. “Training Complete” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
22. “Like Thunder”
23. “I Like ‘Em Thick”
24. “Hold It Calamari” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
25. “Boom”
26. “In The Public Eye” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
27. “It Feels Like I Need To Kill Them”
28. “Dumpster Fight” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
29. “What Brings You By”
30. “The Crab”
31. “Boss Battle” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
32. “Thought This One Through”
33. “Thunder Force Out” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)

Eisler commented:

“When Ben and I first talked about what the score should be, it was more of a conversation about how much Ben didn’t want it to be a comedy score and how it had to feel like a legitimate superhero movie. The comedy had to work so there’s always this fine line between writing something that’s going to elevate the story but also have fun and not take itself too seriously.

So when I saw that Melissa’s character was a metal fan and even mentioned Slayer in the film, I just thought ‘This is it. This is how we can make a kick arse score and have some fun at the same time.’ After that, there was no question – if you’re going to work in a genre, especially metal, you can’t dabble. You have to have the real thing. Choosing the right musicians for a score is no different to casting actors in a movie really. I was just lucky enough to be able to cast Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo, both metal legends who brought more to the project than I could have ever hoped for.”

Slipknot, Halestorm, Anthrax, Etc. Members Contribute To New Song “Thunder Force” From Upcoming Netflix Film

Milan Records have released the title track of the soundtrack to Netflix’s new superhero comedy “Thunder Force,” which is set to be released on April 9. The song, which was co-written by composer Fil Eisler, Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), features Lzzy Hale (Halestrom), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), and electric cellist Tina Guo.

All of the artists involved commented:

Eisler

“One of the great things about scoring movies is that I get to play in a lot of different musical sandboxes and occasionally the opportunity comes up to invite in some special guests. Anthrax and Slayer played a huge part in my childhood and I’ve been a fan of both Corey [Taylor] and Lzzy [Hale] for years, so when the idea of doing an orchestral metal score came up, it was a perfect excuse to go straight to the source. Why fake it when you can work with the real originals! It was honestly one of the most outright fun experiences of my scoring career so far.”

Ian:

“’Thunder Force’ kicks fucking ass.”

Taylor:

“It was awesome to work on this track with Lzzy and be a part of the film Thunder Force. It is always nice to be creative and work with other artists in the community, especially during this extended time at home. I’m excited for everyone to hear the song and see the film!”

Hale:

“I’m beyond excited to be included on the Thunder Force soundtrack, surrounded by friends, representing the genres I love so much, Rock and Metal! You won’t know what hit you! Remember, LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES IF YOU CAN’T FORCE THE THUNDER!”

Lombardo:

“I have had the privilege of working in the music industry for over 35 years. There is something incredibly exhilarating about performing on stage, specifically the edge that comes with the off the rails style of music I play. Working with Fil Eisler on Thunder Force somehow captured that same feeling. This score is a powerful musical engine. It was a pleasure to be a part of the team that helped this come to life.”

Guo:

“Working with living legends on this soundtrack for a film that features two ordinary women turned superheroes has been incredible. I feel the same way whenever I pick up my electric cello and feel my own transformation from causal nerd to screaming banshee. I cannot wait for everyone to hear it!”

Corey Taylor Says His New Film “Zombie Versus Ninja” Will Begin Shooting This Year

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has confirmed that his new film “Zombie Versus Ninja” will begin shooting this year. As previously reported, the movie is one of five that the frontman recently wrote.

Taylor told Frightmare HQ the following::

“One of the things that I’ve always wanted to do is create a movie — write a movie and then see it from soup to nuts; from pre-pro to walking the red carpet. That’s been one of my biggest dreams. And I’ve had the opportunity to really be put in touch with some great producers. And I’m talking to potential directors right now, actually. It is going to shoot this year.”

He continued when asked if would be interested in directing the film himself:

“It’s not that I’m not interested; it’s that I know that’s not my forte. I’m honest enough with myself to realize that if I had wanted to be a director, I would have started learning a long time ago. And I know a lot of people with the kind of ego that they would step in and go, ‘Well, it’s mine. Blah blah blah.’ I’m not that guy. I want it to be good. I want [people] to enjoy what I’m making, because I wanna enjoy it too. And sometimes it’s the collaboration that creates something amazing.”

“You have to be flexible enough to realize, like, ‘I don’t have the chops to do this.’ However, that doesn’t mean there’s somebody out there that does. So, for me, as the writer and the producer, now I can find the right person to bring it to fruition and walk with them every step of the way as a collab. Let them do their thing, but also know that, in my mind, there’s this idea of what I want it to be. And it’s a gonzo horror comedy — it’s the kind of fucking movie that I’ve always loved, and it’s the kind of movie that I’ve always wanted to make. And if it goes off, man, it’s the beginning of something rad.”

“I don’t wanna make Oscar winners. I wanna make fun, crazy cult classics. That’s all I care about.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor Adds Shows To Solo Tour After Most Dates Sell Out

With a majority of the shows having sold out, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has decided to add more dates to his socially distanced tour with the Cherry Bombs. You can find his updated schedule below. As previously reported, strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place including pod seating and mask mandates.

Tour Dates:

05/18 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Backyard
05/20 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Event Center
05/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
05/22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Outdoors
05/25 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Outdoors
05/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/28 St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
05/29 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/30 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
06/01 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
06/03 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
06/04 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
06/05 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
06/07 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/08 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/09 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/11 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
06/12 East Moline, IL – Rust Belt
06/13 East Moline, IL – Rust Belt
06/15 Dubuque, IA – Five Flags Event Center
06/17 Des Moines, IA – Horizon Event Center
06/18 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom
06/19 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

Corey Taylor Speaks Out Against Cancel Culture: “Nobody’s Perfect; Stop Acting Like We All Should Be”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has spoken out against cancel culture as part of a new op-ed that he wrote for Rolling Stone. The frontman says “nobody’s perfect” and that we need to “stop acting like we all should be.”

Taylor said the following in part:

“No one can handle anything anymore, which means no one can handle real talk anymore, which means everyone just wants to cancel shit, with no room for improvement. There are several people at fault for this: the right, the left, the media, celebrities, the Internet, social media, but if you’re truly looking for who’s really responsible, or more importantly irresponsible, you should probably find the nearest mirror.

I’m not saying there aren’t things that deserve our attention. I’m not saying that things shouldn’t change in so many different ways. I’m not even going to tell you that you have no right to be passionate on social change. What I’m saying is pick your spots, know what the hell’s going on before you go chasing after people with pitchforks for no fucking reason whatsoever. There’s so much to be done on so many different things, you don’t have to protest everything that someone tries to hoist up the pole as a red flag.

Be a little smarter in how you swing the hammer, because when everything is a problem, that means everyone is a suspect… including yourselves. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, to paraphrase. Nobody’s perfect; stop acting like we all should be.”

This news comes after Taylor previously said that his next book will likely focus on social media and “the ‘outrage’ age.”

Corey Taylor Officially Announces The Dates For His Socially Distanced Solo Tour

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has officially announced the dates for his spring solo tour. The “COVID-19 safe” trek will be socially distanced and will follow all state recommended health guidelines. The Cherry Bombs, the dance group featuring Taylor’s wife Alicia, will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/18 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Backyard
05/20 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Event Center
05/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
05/22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Outdoors
05/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/28 St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
05/29 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/30 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
06/01 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
06/03 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
06/05 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
06/07 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/11 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
06/12 East Moline, IL – Rust Belt
06/15 Dubuque, IA – Five Flags Event Center
06/17 Des Moines, IA – Horizon Event Center
06/18 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom
06/19 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

Taylor told Rolling Stone the following:

“We’d been looking for opportunities to play here and there constantly, but it wasn’t until a promoter friend of ours asked us how we would approach a tour with the kinds of safeguards we were interested in that we realized we could put a tour together. We’ll be taking as many precautions as we can: the usual social distancing, pod seating (sectioned off area with an allotted number of people who came together allowed inside), temperature checks, waivers signed at the door, masks in place everywhere but your pod, etc. We’re encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as well before the tour.”

Corey Taylor On Whether Stone Sour Will Ever Return: “You Never Say Never”

Last year, Corey Taylor revealed that Stone Sour were on an “indefinite hiatus.” Now, the frontman has since addressed the situation further, while also saying that you can “never say never” when it comes to a possible reunion.

Taylor said the following during an appearance on 95.5 KLOS’ “New & Approved With Matt Pinfield”:

“There was kind of a plateau with Stone Sour, creatively, that I needed to kind of step away from. For some reason, it didn’t feel the way that it felt in the past. And also, I was still dealing with my own issues coming out of my last marriage, and dealing with the depression that had come with that, and the bile of the toxic relationship…

So going into Slipknot helped with that, it helped me release a lot of that, but then coming out of that, I knew that if I was going to be able to heal a little faster, I needed to do something that felt fresher. So the solo thing was definitely what I needed to do. And obviously, I’m going to stay doing solo stuff for a little longer.

But you never say never. Stone Sour has been a part of my life since I was 19 years old, it predates Slipknot by five years, and it was the first real band that I ever started. So it will always be there for me, and hopefully, the other guys in the band feel that way. But for right now, I just need to be able to do this, and it’s just a part of me.”

[via Ultimate Guitar]

Corey Taylor Says Slipknot’s Next Release “Could Be Conceptual”

During a recent appearance on 95.5 KLOS’ “New And Approved with Matt Pinfield,” Corey Taylor talked a bit about Slipknot’s next release. According to him, the effort “could be conceptual.”

Taylor said the following:

“I can’t say too much about it, and I can tell you that currently, we’ve compiled a lot of material, me and Clown have talked about something really, really cool if we could pull it off.

There’s a chance that it could be conceptual if we can really do it right. The music is brilliant, it expands on what we did with ‘We Are Not Your Kind‘ and kind of blossoms from there.

But the great thing is – it’s got not only that, but it’s got everything that you would want from a Slipknot project – there’s the heavy stuff, there’s the dark stuff, there’s the melodic stuff, there’s the weird stuff.

We have so many different flavors that we can play with that now, at this point, it’s just us mixing and matching and seeing what excites us.

So that’s all I can say for right now but I can tell you that it’s really, really good. We’re entering a realm that we’ve never been and that to us is exciting.

Especially after all of these years, we pride ourselves on always being able to try and top ourselves, and if we can pull this off, this may be the ultimate top ourselves.”

[via Ultimate Guitar]

Corey Taylor Releases Acoustic Version Of “Samantha’s Gone”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has released an acoustic version of his song “Samantha’s Gone.” You can check that out below. The original version of “Samantha’s Gone” is from Taylor’s solo album “CMFT.“

Corey Taylor Says His Next Book Will Likely Focus On Social Media And “The ‘Outrage’ Age”

During a recent interview with Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS’s “New & Approved,” Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) confirmed that he already has a concept in mind for his next book. According to him, the effort will likely focus on social media and the current “‘outrage’ age.”

Taylor said the following:

“I’ve got a concept in mind. It has to do with social media and the age that we live in — the ‘outrage’ age. And it’s starting to really kind of form in my head. I may actually write it soon. Because it’s really kind of out of control out there right now.

I was reading about how Gen Z is trying to cancel Eminem because of one line that was in a Rihanna song that he did with her. And I’m just, like, is that where we are right now? I mean, at this point, you’re talking about the Salem witch trials. You’re talking about America in the ’20s where the KKK was a political force. You’re talking about complete condemnation without context or any rationalization for an action like that. And to me, that’s [what’s] most dangerous — when the mob decides that you’re gone. That is Caesar at the Colosseum, for god’s sakes. That’s when it’s dangerous. The level of censorship that we’re starting to see… And I’m not saying that certain things haven’t been said that easily offend people. However, the flipside of that is that you can’t even make a joke anymore — even in the cleanest of situations. [People] completely turn on you. And there’s not one hint of satire, there’s no hint of irony — it’s just all-out rage, and it’s all through this [shows his smartphone]. And that’s when it’s really greedy, that’s when it’s really dirty. It can’t be that way. If we can’t have a conversation, how the hell are we gonna communicate. And if we can’t understand the difference between metaphor and complete reality, then we’re in real trouble. And that’s where I’m leaning with the book.”

[via Blabbermouth]