Corey Taylor on Evolving SLIPKNOT Persona: “I’ll Give You a F***ing Villain”
Slipknot is gearing up for both a North American and European tour in support of their upcoming album, We Are Not Your Kind, dropping on August 9th. The band just roared back into the limelight following the video release for their newest single, “Unsainted” and a blistering appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
In a recent interview with Heavy Metal Hill, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor discussed how his persona has evolved over the past two decades, and what fans can expect moving forward.
“The crazy thing I have noticed over the last couple of years, I’ve seen a shift in the way people look at me. I thought having an opinion was something that was cool, and now I’m becoming a meme. I feel everyone is starting to turn on me, so I am using that to my advantage. I am like, ‘All right, you want a villain? I will give you a fucking villain. That is kind of where I am in my life, not giving a shit. I am basically saying, you don’t have to like me, but you are going to love me anyway.”
As for what fans can expect from We Are Not Your Kind:
“It’s really dark. The music falls in between Iowa and Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses. It’s experimental but heavy as hell. It’s aggressive but has tons of melodies. I think people are really going to dig it.”