Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor was the recent guest of the BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter and he revealed the latest information about the band’s upcoming album: We Are Not Your Kind.

Corey explained the reason why they are so selective about the news songs and revealed that they write music for themselves first.

Here is the statement:

“There are bands out there who, they go for all of that experimentation and they forget who they are — they forget that there’s an audience that wants to hear a certain type…

It doesn’t have to be the exact thing, but there has to be a certain emotion that they are looking for, that they wanna hear… There has to be that touchstone.”

He continued:

“We’re still a band that has always just written music for us. If we’re not impressed by it, we’re not putting crap out, you know? Even stuff in retrospect where we may take a listen to it later and go, ‘Ah, I don’t know if that was us.’

But at the time, we’re absolutely backing it, no matter what. So as long as we continue to write music for us first and the audience second, that’s how you keep that excitement.”

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