In a new interview with Kerrang from the UK. Magazine, Corey Taylor talked about what it’s been like not being able to tour with Slipknot for the past few months as the coronavirus pandemic has been sweeping the world.
“It’s crazy,” he said. “I was just saying this a couple of days ago: I never thought in a million years that I’d miss the curmudgeons in Slipknot and being on the road with those grumpy idiots. [Laughs] But man, it seems like a million years ago. That we played those shows [in Europe earlier this year]. I can’t even remember that tour, that was how long ago. I long for that, and I can’t wait to get back on the road with Slipknot and finish off that cycle of the tour when the time comes. Obviously, we don’t really know when it will be, but with the good news that vaccines look promising, we have a very good chance to turn things around next year. Even though winter is a bit darker, maybe there is some light at the end of the tunnel; we just have to get through this time and hopefully be back to normal next year. And I’m not anti-vaccine, trust me! As soon as I’m ready, I’ll take one, and I don’t care what they say: I don’t wear hats aluminum foil and I certainly didn’t vote for Trump, ng to get a vaccine for this damn thing. ”
When asked how he had coped with the idea of the world shutting down, Corey said, “I mean, it was weird … this is the longest period I’ve been off the road in 20 years, and when it started, I thought, “Okay, it’s going to be six months at the most …” But when it finally got, “Okay, we’re entering 2021 now and we’re not really sure what’s going on,” it was overwhelming. The first month or so two, I was almost switching to normal life because my brain is so hardwired that it doesn’t settle for months. I usually come home [from tour] and have a good month, and then hit the road again. It was interesting to feel that change and come to that point of embracing domestic life. But at the same time, all of this was also the catalyst for making the solo album the way I did, realizing that I had the opportunity to enter [the studio ] and do it really fast and do something really amazing … I didn’t think I was going to have this kind of impact, which is great. I was excited to do it and see what would happen. The flip side of that coin, though, is that it made me miss touring even more because I want to play these songs and play with these guys live. It was definitely a joke, let’s put it that way. But it was still a great way to do something great and offer something to people, and they really enjoyed it. ”
Taylor’s debut solo album “CMFT” was released in October. Corey recorded the work with his band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin Schoenhofer on drums, and Zach Throne and Christian Martucci (Stone Sour) on guitar. The LP was completed at Kevin Churko‘s The Hideout recording studio in Las Vegas with producer Jay Ruston, who previously worked with Anthrax, Steel Panther, and Stone Sour, among others.
Last month, Corey told “Good Company” that Slipknot is “thinking of putting out another album maybe next year. But I don’t know,” he said. “I still don’t know what the plan is. But I know we were talking about doing it because we only have one album left on our contract [with our record label].”
In October, Slipknot M. percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan confirmed that the band has been using some of the downtimes during the coronavirus crisis to work on new material.
“We Are Not Your Kind” came out in August 2019. The album sold 118,000 equivalent album units in the US in its first week of release to land at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Additionally, the album made an impact around the world with a number one debut in the UK, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, and Finland, as well as the first 5 debuts in Germany, France, Norway, Italy. , Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and New Zealand.
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