Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: New masks “was made particularly to f*ck with folks”

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed the motivation behind his new We Are Not Your Type masks, designed by horror artist Tom Sivini. In an interview with Kerrang, Taylor mentioned that the aim of the masks was “to f*ck with folks.”

The band’s new masks had been lately unveiled within the video for the only “Unsainted” and once more throughout Slipknot’s efficiency on Jimmy Kimmel Reside this previous Friday. feedback on each social media and YouTube, Taylor’s masks has earned some blended opinions amongst followers.

“I’m reminded that regardless that you need the most effective for folks, generally you’ll get the worst,” Corey defined to Kerrang, echoing comparable feedback he made to Heavy Steel Hill. “I’ve been type of made to really feel like a villain, in a bizarre method. Which is okay. It was inevitable, and it doesn’t actually hassle me a lot. However, for just a little bit, it did. I’ve all the time tried to be an excellent father, be an excellent man, be an excellent individual. I went by way of some shit a number of years in the past, and in that point lots of people had a reversal of opinion on who I used to be. Possibly it was as a result of they had been bored with listening to my title (laughs), which is so f*cking true — even I get to the purpose the place I’m bored with listening to my very own f*cking title.”

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He continued, “I mentioned, ‘Okay, if you’d like a villain, you’ll get a f*cking villain.’ My imaginative and prescient [for the mask] was about making an attempt to create one thing uncomfortable — not just for me to put on, however for folks to take a look at. I needed it to really feel prefer it was one thing that was created in somebody’s basement — one thing that was made particularly to f*ck with folks. It’s the illustration of public opinion turning on a dime — they wish to tear folks down for the way in which they reside, even when they don’t actually know them. It’s been liberating to embrace that facet and be like, ‘F*ck you. I actually don’t give a shit what you consider me, so right here’s this!’”

In the identical interview, Taylor reveals that We Are Not Your Type options his darkest lyrical materials in years. Taylor beforehand instructed the Des Moines Register that non-public experiences impressed the brand new songs, having gone by way of a separation along with his second spouse.

“It’s very darkish,” he mentioned of the album within the Kerrang interview. “It’s a number of the darkest writing I’ve completed in years. Within the Slipknot index, this album would sit someplace between Iowa and Vol. three: (The Subliminal Verses). Lyrically, it has the pressure of Iowa, however musically it has the heaviness however the experimentation, as effectively. It was crucial for us to go someplace loopy and make one thing insane.”

“I used to be in a position to let that ache go,” he added.

We Are Not Your Type is out August ninth. The band will embark on a European tour in June, and headline the “Knotfest Roadshow” North American trek with Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth this summer time. Choose up tickets to Slipknot’s upcoming reveals right here.

Watch the video for the lead single, “Unsainted”, under.


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