Corey Taylor Discusses Upcoming Solo Album


Corey Taylor, "CMFT," promo image.

Corey Taylor – Story by Anne Erickson, courtesy photo

Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour is knee-deep into recording session for his solo album

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has dropped the news that he’s started work on a new solo album. The upcoming set will mark the follow-up to his debut 2020 solo release, “CMFT.”

The bass player Eliot Lorango first revealed that he was working in the studio with Taylor last week. Then, as questions arose, Taylor finally confirmed the news in a video message on Twitter.

As for the direction of the new music, “Musically, it’s harder,” Taylor said in the video clip. “It’s faster, but there’s still tons of stuff from the first album. So, there’s elements of Slipknot. There’s elements of Stone Sour. There’s elements of ‘CMFT.’ There’s elements of the stuff that I’ve been doing for years. Just, like, cover-wise or whatever.”

He added, “All the stuff that I’ve always wanted to do. We’re doing that. Just cranking it up and it all sounds so f***ing good that I can’t even describe to you how stoked I am to be starting on this. Today’s the day. Today’s the f***ing one. Let’s get going!”

So, how serious is Taylor? As he explains, “I’m serious as a heart attack. Nobody is ready for what they’re about to hear. But first, we gotta record it.”

In a previous interview, Taylor told SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk that he had 15 songs ready to go for a new solo album. Two of them, he said, had already been played live: “Beyond” and “Breath of Fresh Smoke.”

In other news, Slipknot is riding high on the release of their latest album, 2022’s “THE END. SO FAR.” There are rumors of a possible set of the band’s previously unreleased album “Look Outside Your Window” dropping in 2023 after Slipknot’s Roadrunner Records deal ends in April. No word yet on if and when it will happen, but it’s a promising development for Slipknot fans.

Anne Erickson
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