“World-changing guitar songs”: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor teases new solo album

Taylor has been writing lots of material for an LP of his own.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has spoken about his upcoming solo album in a recent video interview, talking about its current progress and the musical direction that it will take. 

Slipknot released their most recent album We Are Not Your Kind only in August, but Taylor is already making good headway on his solo album. “I’ve got 26 songs written, and I’m not done yet,” he revealed in an interview with WhatCulture Music, which was released 14 November.

The album will definitely be rock-based, Taylor added, though it certainly won’t be cookie-cutter. “There will be harder-edged stuff, but there also will be big, expansive, huge, world-changing guitar songs that you’re going to want to sing along to,” he said. “That’s just who I am, and I’m not going to fight who I am.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Taylor also talked about Slipknot’s musical involvement with TV series The Boys, which culminated in the release of the band’s music video for Solway Firth, which featured footage from the show. “It all just kind of lined up perfectly,” he said. Taylor also admitted to being a big fan of the original comic book series and was ecstatic when the chance to be involved in the show presented itself. 

“They sent me some early episodes and I was losing my mind, so I was like ‘yes, yes – give them whatever they want’,” he continued. “Solway Firth – it just worked, it was perfect.”

Corey’s Slipknot bandmate Sid Wilson also recently announced a solo album of his own. Wilson’s upcoming record is the second instalment of a trilogy of releases, and follows the first one which arrived in August 2018. Wilson’s album is slated for release on 13 December, and features guests like Killah Priest, DJ Q-Bert and guitarist Bizzythowed.

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