Slipknot fans should be gearing up for an absolute game-changer, with frontman Corey Taylor revealing that the band’s new record has some of the heaviest material they have ever recorded.
This year is shaping up to be a pretty big one for fans of Slipknot. Having released a new single back in October, and officially unveiling their new era with their first live performance in three years on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, fans clearly can’t wait for the arrival of the band’s new album, We Are Not Your Kind.
With the new set of tunes set for release this August, members of the band have gone on record to discuss the title of the album, while also explaining how the new songs are sounding “dark and vicious”.
However, in a new interview with Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter for BBC Radio 1 (around the 2:35:00 mark), Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has explained the group’s ‘experimental’ new record has broken new ground for the band.
“As a whole — and I can say this honestly — it is probably the furthest we’ve pushed the boundaries of creativity and experimentation, while also not losing our identity,” Corey Taylor explained.
“There are bands out there who, they go for all of that experimentation and they forget who they are — they forget that there’s an audience that wants to hear a certain type. It doesn’t have to be the exact thing, but there has to be a certain emotion that they are looking for, that they wanna hear. There has to be that touchstone.
“You can go as far out as you want, but you have to be able to pull them back to that feeling that made them fans in the first place. And I really think we did that with this album. We not only went places that we’ve hinted at, musically, over the years, but never really went full-bore, but we’re also doing heavier things than we’ve ever done.”
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“We’re still a band that has always just written music for us, Corey Taylor added. “If we’re not impressed by it, we’re not putting crap out, you know?
“Even stuff in retrospect where we may take a listen to it later and go, ‘Ah, I don’t know if that was us.’ But at the time, we’re absolutely backing it, no matter what. So as long as we continue to write music for us first and the audience second, that’s how you keep that excitement.”
While we’ve only got until August 9th before we hear the record, fans will be welcoming Slipknot back to Aussie shores soon after, with the group supporting Metallica on their upcoming Aussie tour.
Speaking of their new live show, Corey Taylor explained that it is “everything that we’ve wanted to do for years, and we just never had the budget and we had also had a lot of people around us telling us we couldn’t do it.”
“There’s video, there’s fire — but the whole set looks like an industrial complex,” he added. “This is our attempt to create some Iron Maiden stuff, which is something we’ve been trying to do for a while.”
If you haven’t got your ticket to see the group live this October, maybe now is the time to start digging some coin out from behind the couch cushion!
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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