Slipknot’s Corey Taylor discusses his mindset when writing the band’s upcoming album The End, So Far.
Taylor was speaking kerrangWhere he also talks about the band’s previous record ‘We’re Not Your Kind’ and their latest single ‘The Dying Song’.
The frontman referred to the band’s sixth album as a “palette” cleanser, before writing their seventh “almost felt like a reset”.
“I can get away from the crap I need to say, and come back to the stuff I want to say,” he continued.
He shared the meaning behind ‘The Dying Song’ during the interview, saying that “It’s been very common for the past few years to be angry and annoyed by everything, and yet nothing happens – especially in my country, which It’s just ridiculous.”
He continued: “It’s almost as if the tables have turned, and the more people get angry, the more people who get mad, just double-down on nonsense. Cause and effect, or crime and punishment. Instead of being, now it’s like, ‘Fuck you, we don’t care.’
“I can’t tell if this reaction is due to the almost nihilistic separation of cultures, where neither side is accepting of any good part of the other – they are actually honking in on the bullshit they consider inflammatory. . “
Taylor then said that it felt like people were “ringing doomsday bells.”
“You’re going to sit there going, ‘Well, that’s fun! Everyone, pick up your trash when you’re leaving, and I’ll see you in Hell!'” he said. “That’s the song. It’s like, ‘If we don’t figure it out, basically I’ll see you when the meteor hits.'”
Elsewhere in the interview, Corey showed his new mask to fans last year about the band. Recalling the moment the Iowa Metal Titans took to the stage at the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma, for their first show in 18 months, Taylor discussed the big revelation.
“At first people were like, ‘Who the fuck is this?!’ said the musician. “The cameras came out like fucking Mad. I mean, it was blazing like someone’s work, and I just stood there for a second and let everyone do it. and then it was just FeatherYou know?”
He later said: “I go with my instincts. Sometimes it pays off; sometimes it doesn’t. I told the band: ‘I’m bringing my new mask.’ And they were like, ‘Why?’ And I was like, ‘Cause it’s time.'”
Slipknot’s “The End, So Far” will be released on September 30 through Roadrunner Records. Marking the band’s last record with the label After signing with him for the first time in 1998. You can pre-order the album Here,