Eric Blair of “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show” conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor at the Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show. When asked about the progress of the songwriting for Slipknot’s fifth studio album, #8 said: “We’re just getting demos together right now, and hoping to get into the studio in the summer next year. So very soon we’re gonna start having stuff to get out to the people.”
Regarding how the new Slipknot material is shaping up so far, Corey said: “It’s very heavy. I mean, just based on the stuff that I’ve been demoing and the stuff that I’ve been working with Joey on, it is, like… Honestly, it’s like ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’ meets ‘Iowa’. It’s really dark, but there’s some really good esoteric stuff to it, a lot of good melody without taking away from the heaviness. It’s gonna be pretty rad.”
MusikUniverse.net recently conducted an interview with Joey Jordison, in which #1 of Slipknot talked about Scar The Martyr and The ‘Knot.
“With this project [Scar The Martyr], I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” said Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to… something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”
“I’d been working on new Slipknot material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”
Loud Magazine recently conducted an interview with Joey Jordison (#1 of Slipknot, Scar The Martyr) . Below you can read a few excerpts from the chat.
Loud: What about the expectation for people that because Joey Jordison of Slipknot is involved, there is going to be some level of Slipknot about it?
Joey Jordison: There’s always going to be that because Slipknot, not only being my main project, but also because it broke down doors… a big factor to heavy music from when we came out to our last record All Hope is Gone and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Those expectations are gonna be there. But, like I said, if I was gonna do another project outside of Slipknot, it had to be a project that I took very seriously. I took the song writing very seriously. I didn’t want it to be a one-off project, something to pass the time. I wanted it to be something that’s worthwhile, and would have a future.
Loud: I spoke to Corey (Taylor) earlier this year and he was adamant that Slipknot will be back again at a future time. What are your own thoughts on the future of Slipknot?
Joey Jordison: I can only speak for myself on the Slipknot angle, I spoke a long time ago in numerous interviews about the material that I had. I still have a lot of material. The future is bright with Slipknot, we’re not going anywhere. You know, there’s nine eccentric guys in the band and some of us like to be more active than others. I have so much material I like to be busy all the time. It’s like the seize the day type aspect on music and life. I want to get out as much art as I can while I’m here and I seem to get better the more that I do it. Right now my work is Scar the Martyr, but Slipknot isn’t going anywhere. You can mark my words on that.
Read the whole interview at Loudmag.com.au
In an interview with ArtistDirect Corey Taylor (#8 of Slipknot, Stone Sour) talks about the upcoming plans for Slipknot, and how he thinks the next album will sound like. You can read an excerpt from the interview below.
What’s next for you?
Corey Taylor: Honestly, Slipknot is looming on the horizon. That’s what’s next in my mind anyway. I’m writing some demos. Clown is putting some things together. Joey is doing Scar The Martyr, but he’s a fucking machine. He can write at any time. This band is just loaded with writers. We don’t have a definitive start date, which is fine. That’s okay for us now. When we’re ready to make the album, we will. That’s the mindset. Next year we’re going to get together and start putting the pieces together.
What do you think of now, when someone brings up Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses?
Corey Taylor: That album is a bit of a peek at what I think the next album will be. It’ll be a cross between Iowa and Vol. 3 in a lot of ways, while also evolving the way we always have. The stuff I’m writing right now is really dark. The stuff Clown is coming with is fucking beyond. It’s really cool. It’s going to be cool to get the alchemists in the same room and see what happens.
StereoBoard.com recently conducted an interview with Joey Jordison, in which #1 of Slipknot talked about Scar The Martyr and gave an update on new Slipknot stuff.
StereoBoard.com: When you were playing with Slipknot at Download Festival earlier this year, Corey [Taylor, vocals] alluded to us seeing the band back our shores sooner than expected. What can you tell us about that?
Joey Jordison: What I can say is that there is Slipknot material. We’re writing right now, and we’re all in talks. I got Scar The Martyr going on now and I’m making sure it’s gonna get the attention it deserves, but at the same time, I’m always ready for Slipknot too. I’ve got so much Slipknot material, I started writing this a long time ago. Y’know, when the time is right. Everyone works at their own pace and I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me, I just kinda put myself in the mindset where I’m writing for a certain project. I kinda just take myself to that place, get in that mindset. When the time is right. I think he [Corey] was referring to that old saying: time flies. If you don’t stop and look around then you’re gonna miss it.
Read more at StereoBoard.com
Slipknot Italia recently conduced an interview with Joey Jordison (#1 of Slipknot, Scar The Martyr).
SpazioRock recently conducted an interview with Joey Jordison (#1 of Slipknot, Scar The Martyr) about Scar The Martyr and the next Slipknot album.
ArtistDirect recently conducted an interview with Joey Jordison, in which #1 of Slipknot talked about Scar The Martyr, “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” and the future of Slipknot. You can read a few excerpts from the interview below.
ArtistDirect: What’s your favorite memory of Paul Gray from “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)”? He’s all over that record…
Joey Jordison: Oh yeah, he is. Man, what is not a good memory of Paul? You know? They’re all great. His room was directly underneath mine. I remember one night we were sitting up late and listening to rough tracks of the record. I remember Paul looking around the room and saying, “This is the best work we’ve ever done!” I was like, “You know what? It is!” He was like, “This is the best we’ve done to date, man”. I said, “Absolutely.” We were sitting in his room playing guitar until late at night. It was one of those nights where we just connected about music and were reflecting on all the songs. If you see those pictures that Shawn took on the inside of the record sleeve, one of those was the doorway to Paul’s room. That’s where we hung a lot and connected on music and tracks we were doing at the time. It was a special time when we made that record in the Houdini Mansion.
ArtistDirect: Where are you in terms of writing for Slipknot?
Joey Jordison: Whenever I pick up a guitar and I’m not doing anything, I’m always writing riffs. That’s all we’re doing. We’ve all got a shit load of riffs. We’re always writing. Even though we haven’t gotten together, there’s plenty of material there. We talk to each other all the time on our cell phones and all of that when we’re on tour in different spots of the world. We’re all working. It hasn’t found its time yet. We’re continuing to write though. We’re always writing. We’re going to have so much shit it might have to be a double record [Laughs].
Read more at ArtistDirect.com
MediaMikes.com recently conducted an interview with Corey Taylor about Stone Sour and Slipknot.
MediaMikes: Can you give us an update on the status of Slipknot?
Corey Taylor: We have two shows scheduled for October in South America. Other than that I have the rest of the year off which is awesome. The plan right now is that early next year we will get together and start throwing new music at each other. It feels like it’s time so right now everyone is putting demos together and starting to get ideas in our heads. We all have stuff going on outside of Slipknot and are very busy so there is no time table other than sometime next year. I think we are all in the position now to where we are looking forward to it.
MediaMikes.com: In your position as a singer do you wait until you hear demos before writing or do you write on your own before hearing anything else?
Corey Taylor: It’s kind of both. I definitely get excited when I hear new music from those guys but at the same time my skills at writing and my proficiency on guitar has gotten better over the years. Now not only do I get excited when I hear other people’s ideas but I am also starting to write more and more Slipknot stuff. That’s something that I didn’t have the confidence to do before but now I am starting to feel really confident in my abilities. I love being able to write stuff for Slipknot but still enjoy hearing and writing to the other guys material.
MediaMikes.com: Being Slipknot is a very intense and demanding project how soon do you start preparing both mentally and physically for your work in the group?
Corey Taylor: We do try to really get our heads ready for things as there is really no other preparation that can be done. We try to go into things with the mind set of excitement as we are going to be hearing something that no one has ever heard before. We are going to write something that hopefully people haven’t heard before. That’s what drives us. The excitement and new ground is what we love. We try to go into things very open and that I think helps us capture the energy we need for Slipknot music.
Read more at MediaMikes.com
Envision Radio Networks’ “Hangar 19″ recently conducted an interview with Corey Taylor. In his two-part interview with host Cutter, #8 of Slipknot spoke about his recent robbery, how he handles his anger and his new book.
Here’s what he said about channeling his anger.
Corey Taylor: “15 years ago I was really much closer to the guy in Slipknot than I am [to] the guy today, obviously. I mean, I had a lot of anger issues, had a lot of deep-seated, like, crazy issues that, luckily, because of the things that I have been able to do with Slipknot and some of the stuff I have been able to do with Stone Sour and whatnot, I’ve been able to kind of let go of and channel into to more positive aspects of my life. Today I am a lot closer to just kind of being a family man. If anything I’ve kind of turned that aggression towards other things in life that make more sense to me now. I’ll never lose the anger. I’ll never lose that fighting hate. As long as I can control it and use it to my advantage, I’ll be okay.”