The proverbial clock is ticking before the release of the new Slipknot album. Their sixth release will be called We Are Not Your Kind, and with the release day looming their singer Corey Taylor talked about the the band’s new effort in a recent interview with Jason Rockman of iHeartRadio Canada, saying that this album has some of the “darkest” lyrics he’s written “in a long time.”
The interview was conducted at Festival d’été de Québec in Quebec City, Canada, and Taylor told Rockman about the new album and the emotions behind it.
He said: “It’s heavy, it’s experimental, it’s melodic as hell. Lyrically, it’s the darkest that I’ve gone in a long time. I went through a really dark period, and it fueled all of my lyrics for this album, all of my emotions for this album. The shirking the chains of that depression, negativity, trying to get rid of that. And the vibe is so dark. People aren’t gonna… they’re not gonna know what to expect with it. It’s pretty crazy.”
Also, in another interview with Daniel P. Carter on BBC Radio 1, Taylor said that he wanted to pull fans back to that “feeling that made them fans in the first place.
He 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 reallythink 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.”
Slipknot’s North American tour gets into gear this month with support from Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth, and you can snag tickets are by clicking here.