SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with SLIPKNOT prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from — melodic singing, more stripped-down kind of music — and this was the perfect time to do it."
Taylor will release the self-titled debut from his new/old band, STONE SOUR, on August 27th via Roadrunner Records. SLIPKNOT guitarist James Root, as well as guitarist Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Joel Ekman make up the rest of the band. SLIPKNOT DJ Sid Wilson makes a guest appearance.
"Me and Josh have known each other since we were sixteen and we've been writing stuff on four-track for years," Taylor told the magazine. "I had just got back from Japan, and he came over with the blueprints of what basically became 'Get Inside'. We just started writing stuff and it started to happen. We ended up writing fourteen songs and going into the studio and doing demos and basically looking at each other and saying, 'Man! You know what? I think we're going to have to put a real band together, because this is just too serious!'"
Among the tracks that are set to appear on the CD is a reworked version of "Bother", which recently appeared on the Spider-Man soundtrack under Taylor's name and has since been picked up as an alt-rock radio staple.
Said Corey: "I've been writing stuff like that for years. I just haven't shown the world. This was about branching out and doing a whole different type of music. If I had to go right into another SLIPKNOT album, I wouldn't have been happy. I wouldn't have been able to put my whole heart and soul into it, and it would have sucked. So this was basically me showing the world I can do more than just fucking scream and punch myself in the head."