Memphis May Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, Etc. To Be Featured On New Rock Sound Covers Album

Rock Sound will be releasing a new covers album titled “Worship And Tributes: Volume II” as part of their 250th issue. You can find the details for that release, along with some teasers below. You can also pre-order it HERE.

Track Listing:

01. Real Friends – “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
02. WSTR – “Gives You Hell” (The All-American Rejects cover)
03. Deaf Havana – “The Fight Song” (Marilyn Manson cover)
04. Stand Atlantic – “MakeDamnSure” (Taking Back Sunday cover)
05. The Faim – “Ride” (Twenty One Pilots cover)
06. Waterparks – “Beating Heart Baby” (Head Automatica cover)
07. Seaway – “A Praise Chorus” (Jimmy Eat World cover)
08. Set It Off – “Feeling This” (blink-182 cover)
09. Sleeping With Sirens – “Machinehead” (Bush cover)
10. Our Last Night – “High Hopes” (Panic! At The Disco cover)
11. Grandson – “Maria” (Rage Against The Machine cover)
12. Memphis May Fire – “Faint” (Linkin Park cover)
13. As It Is – “Drown” (Bring Me The Horizon cover)

[via The PRP]

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Corey Taylor Says Slipknot’s New Material Is “Dark And Vicious”

Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by the Des Moines Register about Slipknot’s August 10 show at the Des Moines State Fair and during the chat he talked a bit about the band’s new material. According to him, the music they’re working on is “dark and vicious.”

Taylor said the following

“(It’s) gonna be evil. It’s going to be ridiculous, let’s put it that way.”

He continued:

“[‘All Out Life’ isn’t] nearly as dark and vicious as the rest of the stuff that we have that we’re working on.”

Taylor also discussed the lyrics, saying they were inspired by him maintaining sobriety while dealing with the depression that led to his divorce:

“All I was doing was giving and I found myself absolutely, completely tapped. You could see it in my skin. You could see it in my eyes. That’s basically the journey I’m going to take people on this album … show them what happens to depression when you have no chemicals to fall back on.”

Slipknot, Korn, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Etc. Tours Set For 2019 “Ticket To Rock” Promotion

A number of high profile summer tours have been revealed as part of the annual “Ticket To Rock” promotion, which gives fans the opportunity to purchase tickets to various shows at discounted prices. Tours that will be part of the deal include a Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth tour, a Korn, Alice In Chains, and Underoath tour, and a Breaking Benjamin and Chevelle tour. Slayer and Shinedown tours will also be part of the promotion in select cities.

Here’s the participating venues (three show packages for $59 unless otherwise noted):

Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*
Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
Dallas, TX@ Dos Equis Pavilion*
Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Holmdel, NJ @ PNC BANK Arts Center*
Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion*
Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*
Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage & RBC Echo Beach+
Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater*
Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

* Four show package
+ Four show package will be available for $100
^ Five show package will be available for $93

Head to livenationentertainment.com for more info.

Slipknot’s 1999 Documentary “Welcome To Our Neighborhood” Is Now Available To Watch On YouTube

Slipknot have uploaded their full 1999 documentary, “Welcome To Our Neighborhood,” to their official YouTube channel. You can watch that for free below. In other news, the band have also announced that members of their fan club will be able to get a first look at their new album sessions over at Outsidethe9.com.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Working On New Music With Rapper Kid Bookie

It looks like Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) is working on new music with rapper Kid Bookie. Bookie tweeted the following:

The collaboration seems to have come about from a recent Twitter exchange:

Corey Taylor Shares Behind The Scenes Photos From The Making Of His New Slipknot Mask

Corey Taylor recently revealed that he was working on his new Slipknot mask with Tom Savini (“Dawn Of The Dead,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” etc.) and now the frontman has shared some behind the scenes photo from the process. You can check those out in the below Instagram post. It’s worth noting that Jason Baker and Necro Disco have been helping out as well.

Corey Taylor Is Working On His New Slipknot Mask With Tom Savini

Corey Taylor has confirmed that he is working on his new Slipknot mask with Tom Savini. Savini has a history in the horror industry and has created makeup and special effects for films like “Dawn Of The Dead,” “Day Of The Dead,” “Creepshow,” “Friday The 13th,” and tons more.

Taylor told Dean Delray the following on the “Let There Be Talk” podcast, when asked who the band worked on their masks with in the past:

“We work with different people. We worked with Screaming Mad George for the longest time.”

He added the following when asked who that was:

“He’s an effects guy from Japan. He did a lot of the special effects for… The movie that comes to mind now, ‘Big Trouble in Little China.’ He did a lot of that stuff. But he’s a maniac, he’s an amazing artist. He did the masks for us, for ‘Iowa‘, ‘Volume 3‘, he did a little work with us on ‘All Hope Is Gone‘.

But then we worked with a bunch of other people. I had the privilege this time around, the new stuff that I’m working on, to work with Tom Savini. He’s the godfather to me. Got to hang out with him, got to talk with him. Met him through a friend who actually works with him. And the three of us were kind of developing this new mask together so I’m kind of fuckin’ chuffed on that.”

He also talked about the mask teaser he posted on Instagram in December:

“…It’s really bare bones right now because it has to do with what I’m gonna do underneath it as well. But it’s not there yet so I just kind of gave a little sample. And people were like, ‘What the fuck?!’ I loved it. It blew up so quick. And then it turned into like 20 fucking news stories on Loudwire and shit. And I was like ‘You people need to get out more.’ Everybody was like, ‘Is it bullets?! What is that?! I don’t know what the fuck I’m looking at!’ So I loved that shit.”

Aside from the new one, Taylor also talked a bit about his first mask:

“It was trial and error. For some of the guys, like for Clown, he had that mask since he was 12 years old. That Clown mask was a part of him. He’d had it, still fit, he used it. And when he put it on, he became that guy. The other guys in the band, it was more about, kind of finding what fits them. For me, I didn’t really know where to go at first. So Clown and his wife actually helped me find … They found an old crash-test dummy’s mask, and we flipped it inside out. At the time, I had dreads, and I was pulling the dreads out through these holes, and when I shaved my head, we took all that hair and we stuck it in the masks to kind of keep that look.”

He also talked about the evolution of his masks:

“That’s really where my … difference between all those concepts came up. Like, a lot of the guys in the band are happy with theirs, and they keep theirs. Maybe they’ll change them subtly, depending on who’s making the new ones for us. But for me, I like exploring who I am now. Nothing against the guys in the band, but for me, especially with the lyrics, I’m not the same guy I was four years ago when we did .5, and before that when I did All Hope Is Gone. That guy is constantly changing, so who is that guy in this moment? That’s kind of where I’d come from with the masks now. So I sit down with whoever’s making them and I really kind of talk the concept out.”

He also discussed the care required for the masks as well:

“…Everything is gonna start to deteriorate after a while. For us, we keep them all… First of all, we try to get as much of the moisture of it as possible, because that destroys the latex and whatnot. But we also have people who work for us, who actually take the masks at the end of the night and make sure they’re dry and they’re put away and then they’re brought out to get air into them. You know, during the tour and whatnot. But after the tour cycle, I don’t really care. I’ve got a lot of my old ones on styrofoam heads, just for displaying and shit.”

[via The PRP/Loudwire]