June 27, 2017
Even though Corey Taylor is busy with his other band, Stone Sour, at the moment, he recently felt like sharing a few thoughts on what he’d like Slipknot’s next album to sound like.
In a new interview with Metal Wani (via Loudwire) Taylor shared he wants Slipknot’s new album to be “violent” and “feel uncomfortable”:
“I want to write something violent… I want to do something that feels uncomfortable. I want go somewhere where we haven’t been in a long, long time.”
Listen to Taylor’s audio interview below.
Many fans would prefer Slipknot’s sixth studio album to go back to the band’s raw, brutal sound, and the singer says going back to the roots is in fact his intention. However, Slipknot aren’t planning to record the material for the next record for at least two years, as Taylor is currently preparing to release Stone Sour’s new album, Hydrograd, due June 30:
“We ain’t doing shit for two years,” explains the vocalist. “I’m doing Stone Sour. Clown’s doing his movie thing. Everybody’s kind of doing their own thing right now. So we’re just kind of letting ourselves have some time away, which is cool. Sometimes you just have to do that—sometimes you have to go away and let people miss you.”
Slipknot recently wrapped up touring for their latest album, 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter, and released an interactive live video for Iowa deep cut “The Shape.”
Taylor’s name has been a frequent fixture in the music press as of late, as he’s seemingly been busy refuting the claims of Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. The Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman also made a revelatory appearance on a recent episode of Viceland’s The Therapist.
Would you be down with a “violent” and “uncomfortable” new Slipknot record in approximately two years’ time? Let us know what you think in the comments. Be the first to leave your comments and stay tuned with AlteRock Facebook and Twitter to never miss on the news about your favorite alternative music!