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Corey Taylor Clarifies: New SLIPKNOT Album Is Parts Iowa & Vol. 3

Posted by on May 19, 2019 at 11:51 am

Everything Corey Taylor says comes back to haunt him. During a 2018 interview with Kerrang!, Taylor was asked about the sound of the new album, We Are Not Your Kind and at the time said it was "Iowa levels of heavy." He added that the new stuff makes ".5 [The Gray Chapter] look like nobody's business."

Now, it could be said that the first single the band released in October, "All Out Life" was certainly Iowa levels of heavy. But the band's most recent single, "Unsainted" certainly had more elements of later Slipknot (and some critics even pointed to shades of Corey's other band, Stone Sour) leading the Slipknot frontman to offer this clarifying statement:

Thanks to the millions of #maggots around the world. Spoiler: new album has Iowa moments. Also has Vol. 3 moments. But it overwhelmingly has WANYK [We Are Not Your Kind] moments. Everyone’s a critic, but I hope this clears up any misconceptions. Enjoy the next chapter- see you all soon! -CMFT

For the record, I love the new single. When I heard it, it just made sense to me as the lead single because this is a song that can easily be played on hard rock radio stations all over the country, a vital promotional tool for a band their size. I don't think it meant that the entire album was going to have these melodic clean singing parts. I'm sure the extra heavy stuff is deeper in the album, and less radio-friendly, which is why it wasn't the first single.

So to Slipknot fans that are a bit trepidatious, just be a little patient. The heavieness is coming! In the meantime, get hyped for their tour by watching the awesome footage of them performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live from a few days ago. Taylor also updated fans on how his knees felt, post-surgery, after the performance:

Here are Slipknot's summer tour dates, with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth:

Fri Jul 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Thu Aug 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Sun Aug 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Tue Aug 6 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Thu Aug 8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Aug 10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds*
Sun Aug 11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Mon Aug 12 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Aug 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Fri Aug 16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sat Aug 17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sun Aug 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Wed Aug 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri Aug 23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Sat Aug 24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun Aug 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Wed Aug 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Aug 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Aug 31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Sun Sep 1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Tue Sep 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 4 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sat Sep 7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun Sep 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only

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