Corey Taylor Talks New Stone Sour
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:03:09
"I'm brave enough that I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is," declares Stone Sour and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor. "I'll say, 'This is what I think. This is what I see. This is something that I back. This is something I'm all about' and contribute to the creativity of the world instead of adding another negative voice to the roar that is already out there."
Taylor has never been one to mince words, and that's why he's one of the most important frontmen in modern rock.
He speaks his mind and tells the truth every time he walks into the studio to record a song or hits the stage. That honesty will undoubtedly course through Stone Sour's highly anticipated forthcoming fourth album. While it's still early, Taylor offers a little insight into what's on the docket for Stone Sour.
He smiles, "I am looking forward to basically becoming a mad scientist in the studio and creating an album that no one wants us to make. I pretty much got permission to do whatever I wanted, which means that I'm essentially going against the grain in an age where people are fucking trying to simply put out singles. We're looking to do a double concept album and really make it destructive."
Few singers can do "destructive" like Taylor. Stone Sour's heaviest salvos always hold traces of a hypnotic elegance that elevates them to the level of true rock luminaries. So where are he and his cohorts headed this time around?
"Picture The Wall meets Dirt on steroids, and that will give you a taste of what I'm shooting for right now," he affirms. "We've already got 14 tunes done, and we're looking to get another 15 ready to go. The stuff we have right now is nuclear. It's pretty much going to go all the way. It's dark as shit. There's so much balls out rock on it as well as some good headpunchers and some really cool fucking dark pieces. I'm really excited about it."
We are too, Corey…If this is any indication, we're already hearing about the best album of 2012 and another landmark in Taylor's illustrious career thus far.
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