Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor Details Solo Album “CMFT”, Debuts “CMFT Must Be Stopped” And “Black Eyes Blue”


Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has premiered two new singles from his new solo project. Those tracks, “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped” are both available below. The latter rap rock oriented song sports cameos from rappers Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie. The accompanying video for it boasts cameos from dozens of metal, etc. stars as well as Taylor‘s wife Alicia.

Both tracks will appear on Taylor‘s new debut solo album, “CMFT“, out October 02nd on Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders for that are available now at

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Taylor enlisted guitarist Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), guitarist Zach Throne, bassist Jason Christopher (Prong) and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer (Walls Of Jericho) to back him during the studio sessions for this record. Together they laid down some 25 songs with Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) producing. Outside of the album, an additional six covers and six acoustic versions have been set aside for future usage as b-sides.

Speaking to Kerrang! of the project, Taylor offered:

“I love what I’ve done in the past, I love the projects that I’ve been attached to, but this, honestly, was probably the most enjoyable album that I’ve done since the first Slipknot album. There was such a sense of, ‘We’re doing it together.’ I hadn’t felt anything like that for a really long time, man. People grow apart, relationships become fractious… people stop liking each other sometimes, in certain bands, you know?

But with this, it was totally different, because we were all friends before that. We just happened to all play together, and then we formed a band around that friendship, and it all really galvanised it. This has definitely made me appreciate making music again, let’s put it that way.”

As for the diverse influences displayed on the record, Taylor offered:

“I feel like the stuff that I’ve done in the past has never been indicative of the bands that I grew up listening to. I wasn’t able to really wear my influences on my sleeve the way a lot of other bands have been able to. And that’s not a bad thing; maybe I was just waiting for this time to do it.”

CMFT” track listing:

01 – “HWY 666
02 – “Black Eyes Blue
03 – “Samantha’s Gone
04 – “Meine Lux
05 – “Halfway Down
06 – “Silverfish
07 – “Kansas
08 – “Culture Head
09 – “Everybody Dies On My Birthday
10 – “The Maria Fire
11 – “Home
12 – “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (feat. Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie)
13 – “European Tour Bus Bathroom Song

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