During a recent interview with Fox News, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor stated that there are still many misconceptions about Slipknot. The first thing that came to his mind was the band’s perception as satanic.
Slipknot released their latest album, named ‘We Are Not Your Kind,’ on August 9, 2019, and they have been working on their seventh studio album. The upcoming album is scheduled to arrive in March or April 2022. The band recently released the first single of the album, ‘The Chapeltown Rag,’ on November 5, 2021, which is also their first new music in two years.
Slipknot has always been famous for their attention-grabbing stage performances throughout their music career, but they have also been the subject of many controversies. Some of their lyrical content was severely criticized for provoking violence. They were even labeled as satanic by some due to their dark lyrics and intense performances. During the interview, Corey Taylor also addressed this controversy surrounding the band.
Slipknot’s frontman stated that he can’t believe there are still so many misconceptions about the band. Corey Taylor explained that they have nothing to do with any satanic or demonic acts. Taylor stressed that music and art have always been important for them, and they just want to explore new areas and arouse the curiosity of their listeners. For Taylor, this is the biggest misconception about Slipknot, but he thinks that their fan base really understands what they are trying to do.
Corey Taylor speaking on the biggest misconception about Slipknot:
“Oh God, I mean, where do you even start? There are so many. People to this day still think we’re this satanic band, and we’re demonic and all this weird crap. It’s so easy for people to think that and then try to dismiss it. A lot of people still think this is all a gimmick. They don’t understand that this is the art and the music, for us, has always been number one.
It’s not about shock. It’s not about anything else other than just having something exploratory and having something that the audience can be intrigued with. Something that pulls them in, even if it is shocking. If it was anything other than just pure art and music, people would’ve left us behind a long time ago.
It’s because we immerse ourselves into the art, the music, the lyrics, the visuals – just everything. That’s the reason why our fan base is actually bigger than it has been in years. To me, I think that’s the biggest misconception… there’s so much more to what people see and hear that you don’t know where to begin.”
According to Corey Taylor, people tend to judge them just by looking at what they see on stage, but there is much more than that. They are just concentrating on reflecting their music and art in a better way rather than trying to provoke a certain type of image.