Corey Taylor features in Doctor Who behind-the-scenes video

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The BBC have released a behind-the-scenes clip of Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on the set of Doctor Who.

Taylor was invited by the BBC to record vocals for the Fisher King, a character who appears in the current series of the long-running sci-fi show.

A self-confessed Doctor Who fan, Taylor reveals that being a part of the Who-niverse was a dream come true, also sharing that his favourite Doctor was that played by Tom Baker.

“I’ve been a fan since I can remember. I’ve passed that on to my son. Now we have that in common, so it’s a pretty good feeling,” says the Slipknot vocalist.

“I got to be a total fanboy for a good amount of the day. I got to see the Tardis and all kinds of other stuff behind the scenes. And then being able to flick all the buttons, it was just so rad.

“To be able to see everything that goes on in that ship, the way I’ve always imagined it as a fan is just ridiculous.”

Taylor adds of his vocal performance on the show: “I’ve been doing some vocal stuff for the Fisher King, basically a harsh scream that I incorporate with Slipknot. We’ve been recording different tones and different levels of it to incorporate into the Fisher King’s guttural roar.

“They’ll probably use that and blend it with a few other things to make it completely inhuman and dark. You may think that’s not a compliment, but I kind of love that.”

Slipknot continue to tour in support of their most recent album, 5.The Gray Chapter, and will return to the UK for a series of live shows next February.

You can watch the BBC’s Doctor Who behind-the-scenes clip below:

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Corey Taylor discusses his depression in You Rock Foundation video

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Corey Taylor, singer with metal titans Slipknot and Stone Sour, has been speaking about his struggles with depression.

Talking to The You Rock Foundation, Taylor discusses his illness, how he overcame it with the help of music, and reminds those who are suffering that they too can do the same.

“When I hit 17, I kind of started wrecking myself, and started lashing out at a lot of people,” he says. “I think a lot of the anger and sadness was starting to bubble up into other areas. So I was starting to react to a lot of things.”

“I was homeless, off and on, for about two years,” he continues. “And I didn’t know what I was gonna do, I didn’t know how I was gonna do anything with my life. I didn’t have any money, I didn’t have any notebooks. I was carrying my clothes around with me in a trash bag, living under a bridge on the south side of Des Moines. And it was heavy duty; it was a really, really dark time for me. I definitely got to the point where I was ready to end it all. I had the razor in my hand and I started cutting myself. But it was a pressure valve kind of situation, where it wasn’t like I was going to end it, I just needed to feel something real to snap me out of it. And I did, luckily. I ended up swallowing a bunch of pills. My grandma took me to the hospital, they fed me ipecac, I threw up, then they had to forcefeed me liquid charcoal to get my stomach to settle down. And that was probably the lowest moment of my life, because I’d done it to myself. The only thing that really helped was writing. It felt like when I was writing I could work it out and really be able to get my head around it. It provided a way for me to get that primal scream out without having to scream. The scream was there if I needed it, but also being able to sing and really get a handle on the emotions that I was feeling without losing my mind. It was the sanity that I needed to kind of get my feet underneath me and move on and put a lot of that stuff behind me.”

You can watch the candid discussion in the video below:

For more information about The You Rock Foundation, visit their official website.

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Listen! Slipknot stream three tracks from new album

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American metal titans Slipknot are streaming three tracks from their forthcoming new album, 5: The Gray Chapter.

You can listen to “XIX” and “Sarcastrophe” below, whilst “AOV” is available via the band’s official website. Pre-ordering 5: The Gray Chapter allows fans to download “AOV” immediately.

Slipknot are set to tour the UK in January, with Korn providing support.

Frontman Corey Taylor said of the live dates: “We’re coming back for the people who started this for us. Prepare yourselves – Hell is coming.”

The band are scheduled to play:

Jan 14: Dublin 3Arena
Jan 16: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Jan 18: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Jan 19: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Jan 20: Manchester Arena
Jan 22: Liverpool Echo Arena
Jan 23: London Wembley SSE Arena
Jan 24: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Jan 26: Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Jan 27: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

Tickets go on general sale on Friday, October 17th at 9am via Live Nation and Ticket Master priced £39.50 in the UK and €59.50 in Ireland.

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Watch! Slipknot release official video for “The Devil In I”

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Those tease-merchants, Slipknot, have finally revealed the official video for new song, “The Devil In I.”

The song is lifted from the band’s new album, 5. The Gray Chapter. Check it out below.

Singer Corey Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio about the clip: “Clown directed it and we were able to put something really, really cool together. I’ve seen the early cut — it looks really, really awesome. I mean, Clown did a hell of a job, he’s got such a great eye for everything and is really just getting better and better at everything he does. I’m stoked for everybody to see it.”

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Slipknot reveal single cover artwork for “The Devil In I”

Slipknot - The Devil In I single coverSlipknot have revealed the cover artwork for “The Devil In I”, the official first single from their forthcoming fifth album.

Due out in October, the LP will be the band’s first without bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010, and drummer Joey Jordison, who left the band last year.

In an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor described “The Devil In I” as “completely different” from the song “The Negative One”, which was released via the band’s web site at the start of August. “It’s more melodic, but it’s dark, [and] it’s powerful, man,” Taylor said about “The Devil In I”. “It’s something different. People are gonna lose their minds when they hear that.”

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio that fans will have to wait a while yet for details of the band’s new drummer and the album title. “We’re keeping a lot of that under wraps, out of fairness, because we want the music to speak for itself,” he said. “We don’t want people listening to our music and making up their minds about something before they even know what the music is. So trust me, you know, when the time is right, we will give you the answers that you need, and that’s the way it is.”

Rumours have suggested that drummer Jay Weinberg has been recruited to play on the new album and tour. Weinberg is the son of Max Weinberg, longtime Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band drummer.

SLIPKNOT announced in December 2013 that it had parted ways with Jordison. The band has not disclosed the reasons for Jordison’s exit, although the drummer issued a statement in January saying that he did not quit the group.

The official video for “The Negative One” was directed by Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, who has directed the vast majority of the band’s music videos and concert documentaries. You can watch it below.

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