Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor On His New Solo Album: “I Wanted This First Album To Really Have That Impact, To Really Put The Best Songs On There”


Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has a lot of plans forming for his solo project over the coming years. He just recently debuted two tracks from his upcoming debut solo album, “CMFT“. Those songs included the title track and “Black Eyes Blue“, both of which can be heard here. Speaking recently with Kerrang!, Taylor said of his future plans for the project:

“My future’s not set anymore. I do know that I’ve got material for two other albums. I’ve been sitting on a lot of stuff for a long, long time, so I’m definitely prepared for it, and I’ve already got it mapped out how I will do it.”

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As for his future touring plans amid the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, he stated:

“The plan is to do a couple of things here and there virtually with [the solo album] before everything kind of fires up with Slipknot, go out and do the next year with Slipknot, and then, after that’s done, I’m taking a break from Slipknot and Stone Sour. I’m gonna do more solo stuff – maybe even go in and record ‘CMFT2‘. Ostensibly that’s the plan. And then really tour, and then be able to tour on two albums.”

Meanwhile, speaking to Kaaos TV, Taylor revealed that despite an abundance of material, he had a plan in place for this first solo album

“The only thing I really wanted to do on this album was put the best songs forward because I’ve got enough material for three or four solo albums. But I wanted this first album to really have that impact, to really put the best songs on there, put the best foot forward and show something that I’ve never shown the audience before.”

“If you’re going to do a solo album, you better come with something that people haven’t heard before.”

CMFT” will be released on October 02nd through Roadrunner Records. It finds Taylor joined in the studio by guitarist Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), guitarist Zach Throne, bassist Jason Christopher (Prong) and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer (Walls Of Jericho) as his backing band.

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