Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has made his frustrations clear when it comes to America’s love of guns, claiming that gun culture in the country is a “cult”.

On Friday, Slipknot returned with We Are Not Your Kind, their first full-length record in almost five years. A furious return to form, the record came just days after more sadly-typical incidents of gun violence rocked their native country.

Just days prior to these events, frontman Corey Taylor had sat down with The Independent to discuss the band’s new record, along with some of the events that influenced the group along the way.

During the conversation, Taylor openly discussed America’s fixation with guns, along with the constant need for a scapegoat; topics which became spookily relevant just days after the conversation took place.

“There are too many fucking guns in America,” Corey Taylor explained. “I could walk outside right now and find a gun within minutes. There’s a very toxic gun culture here, it’s a cult, and it worries me.”

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Pointing his finger towards politicians who blame pastimes such as music and violent video games when it comes to finding a cause for these violent incidents, Taylor noted that those who point their finger do so because they fail to understand these concepts.

“Music is an easy target because [people in authority] don’t understand it,” Taylor continues. “There’s a complete lack of effort to try to understand it, and a lack of willingness to take any portion of the blame for these events.

“If you’re looking for a certain kind of rhetoric, whether it’s hating black people or gay people or whatever, there are thousands of sites with people posting about it.

“We’re seeing the repercussions of a failure to address that. They still wanna blame the fucking music, and it’s been happening since the Sixties to ‘85 with Tipper Gore…”

“Just get the fuck out of my face with that shit!”

While Corey Taylor hasn’t addressed his recent comments, he did however emerge to hit back at a journalist who attempted to blame heavy metal on the recent shooting in Dayton, Ohio, after it was revealed the shooter was wearing a hoodie from The Acacia Strain.

“No. You don’t get to fucking do that,” Taylor wrote on Twitter. “This isn’t about a fucking t shirt. And the Acacia Strain are not a hateful or vengeful band.

“Blame the KILLER; not the fucking WARDROBE. You Ghoul.”

In related news, Slipknot are set to visit Australia in just a couple of months when they perform as the support act on Metallica’s first tour of the country in six years.

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Metallica’s WorldWired Australia Tour 2019

With special guests Slipknot

Thursday, October 17th
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA

Sunday, October 20th
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA

Tuesday October 22nd (Sold Out)
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday October 24th
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday October 26th
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW

Tuesday, October 29th
QSAC, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets available through Live Nation

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