Following their first live performance in nearly three years, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor took to Twitter to give fans a little bit more information about the band’s forthcoming record WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND.
After thanking fans for their recent support, Taylor says the new record has influence from their previous works, such as Iowa. However, he also clarifies that WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND is an original piece in the band’s discography.
“Thanks to the millions of #maggots around the world,” Taylor says in a tweet. “Spoiler: new album has Iowa moments. Also has Vol. 3 moments. But it overwhelmingly has WANYK moments. Everyone’s a critic, but I hope this clears up any misconceptions. Enjoy the next chapter – see you soon!”
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 moments. Everyone’s a critic, but I hope this clears up any misconceptions. Enjoy the next chapter- see you all soon! -CMFT
— confirm: 0-0-0… DESTRUCT… 0 (@CoreyTaylorRock) May 18, 2019
That said, in a 2018 interview, Taylor said the forthcoming record would be “Iowa levels of heavy.”
“We have 16 songs written right now, and they are fucking dangerous,” Taylor says. “I loved .5 [The Gray Chapter], but this album, to me, makes .5 look like nobody’s business. This is Iowa levels of heavy.”
However, after the band released their new song “Unsainted,” fans brought up his previous words, noting that their expectations of new material were different.
“iowa levels of heavy” where?? https://t.co/fbJ3ufOZbK
— 𝔰𝔬𝔭𝔥𝔦𝔢 (@NE0NBlBLE) May 16, 2019
Cool masks, song’s a bit soft but it’s the first single so no surprise. I hope we’ll truly reach these “Iowa levels of heavy” mentioned though.https://t.co/3bobsyuGJM
— Radio (@RadioGamingOW) May 16, 2019
Honestly, @slipknot fans need to shut up with their “it’s not Iowa levels of heavy” comments over one song off the new album. Unsainted is a heavy song, even if the chorus itself isn’t as heavy as you’d like it to be. The writing is genius and catchy. Love it @CoreyTaylorRock
— Zachary_A_Rogers97 (@Rogers97A) May 18, 2019
You saying it would br Iowa heavy got me hyped not gonna lie, but people saying Unsainted wouldn’t be heavy enough can go fuck themselves. I don’t care WHAT it sounds like as long as it sounds GOOD and as I know you guys it fucking will.
Loving Unsainted man, cheers 🤘
— Saltäyy (@SaltyFreekay) May 18, 2019
Even if WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND isn’t “Iowa levels of heavy,” we still can’t wait for its forthcoming release. The record slated to be released Aug. 9 via Roadrunner Records. It’s available for preorder here.
Check out the album’s full track list below.
- Insert Coin
- Birth Of The Cruel
- Death Because Of Death
- Nero Forte
- Critical Darling
- Liar’s Funeral
- Red Flag
- What’s Next
- My Pain
- Not Long For This World
- Solway Firth
Additionally, you can listen to “Unsainted” below.
07/26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
08/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/06 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/08 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds*
08/11 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/12 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/18 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/23 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
08/24 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
08/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/31 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/01 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/04 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
09/08 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot and Gojira only
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