Corey Taylor Says the New Slipknot Album is a ‘Journey’


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Slipknot just released “We Are Not Your Kind,” and frontman Corey Taylor says the record comes from a dark, personal place

Slipknot released their highly anticipated new album, “We Are Not Your Kind,” earlier this month, and frontman Corey Taylor says the new songs come from a deep, emotional place. Taylor says the album, which follows up 2014’s “.5: The Gray Chapter,” is “dark” and “vicious”

As Taylor describes, he and the guys of Slipknot wrote the new album while he was going through a difficult divorce and was struggling to keep sober.

“All I was doing was giving and I found myself absolutely, completely tapped,” Taylor said in a new interview with the Des Moines Register. “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. It’s a pretty dark ride.”

So, where did the title of the album, “We Are Not Your Kind,” originate? It’s actually a lyric from the single “All Out Life,” which Slipknot released by surprise last Halloween. Even though the track helped name the new album, the single actually never made it into the album.

Slipknot’s first official single, “Unsainted,” off the album is currently No. 14 on the mainstream rock BDS radio chart.

Slipknot headlined the Iowa State Fair last weekend, and Taylor said the show gave him a chance to bring out his inner kid.

“I got Clown (Shawn Crahan, percussionist) and Joey (Jordison, former drummer) to go on some of the more gnarly rides,” Taylor said. “I can’t remember what it’s called, (but) a total bag blower. Just crazy. If you don’t roll over you’re gonna be wearing somebody else’s vomit. I made those guys ride it like four times in a row. We got a picture where I’m screaming, loving it, and those guys look like they’re gonna blow chunks. It was so rad.”

Slipknot is currently on the road in the U.S. in support of “We Are Not Your Kind.”



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