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Corey Taylor Talks About The New Slipknot Album, Paul Gray, and More

Corey Taylor - SlipknotIn a recent interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com Corey Taylor (#8 of Slipknot, Stone Sour) talked about the upcoming Slipknot album, recording without Paul Gray and Joey Jordison. Below you can read a few excerpts from the interview.

Ultimate-Guitar.com: Obviously this new album will be the first one without Paul Gray. Does it feel entirely different without Paul there?

Corey Taylor: Yeah, yeah. I mean it’s always gonna be different and nothing’s ever gonna be the same. It’s a better way to say it to be honest. But all we can do is what we do. The way I’ve had to look at it is that not every great football team stays together and not every great band can keep doing it with the same people. It’s the nice way of me saying that I can’t just look at him as dead, which breaks my heart. I have to look at as, “One of our most important pieces is gone – how do we make up for that?” So it’s basically us pooling our talents to fill in this vacuum that has been left.

How is that going?

Corey Taylor: We’re in the midst of it and we’ll just have to see what happens.

Jim Root told me a couple months ago that he felt he had sort of channeled Paul Gray‘s energy in helping him write this new album.

Corey Taylor: Let me tell you something about Jim Root – he is one of the best writers I’ve ever had the privilege of working with. The stuff that he comes up with? He’s insane.

Tell us one thing about the album.

Corey Taylor: I will give you this on the new album – none of you are gonna see this comin’. And that’s all I can say about it, hah hah hah. You have no idea.

The departure of Joey Jordison has impacted the creative process?

Corey Taylor: Well that’s something that’s a little harder to talk about. I can’t honestly legally talk about it. That’s all I can really say about that.

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Corey Taylor on Slipknot’s Vol. 5: ‘You’ve got the absolute brutality of Iowa’

Corey Taylor - Slipknot Kristyn Clark of Pop Culture Madness recently conducted an interview with Corey Taylor (#8 of Slipknot, Stone Sour) at the Rock On The Range festival.

When asked about the plans fro the summer Corey Taylor said that “The rest of the summer is just finishing up a certain album. And that’s about it, really. I’ve got a handful of shows that I’m doing with Stone Sour in July, and then everything is Slipknot.”

About the direction of the new Slipknot album: “I will say that, at the moment, right now, it feels like a great mesh of ‘Iowa’ and ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’. You’ve got the gorgeous melodies and the artistic direction of ‘Vol. 3′ and then you’ve got the absolute brutality of ‘Iowa’. And I think people are gonna lose their minds when they hear it.”

Source: Blabbermouth