Corey Taylor Explains Why All Out Life Isn’t On The New Slipknot Album
However, after the ’Knot announced new full-length We Are Not Your Kind and its 14-song tracklist earlier in the month, Maggots quickly noticed that All Out Life actually wouldn’t be included. According to frontman Corey Taylor, though, there’s a good reason for this: the band simply wanted to remind fans with All Out Life that they were still here.
“[All Out Life isn’t on the album] from a standpoint of it was kind of its own thing that really just let people know that we weren’t gone, and that we were still looking forward and working on music,” the vocalist explains to Kerrang!. “It was just such a catchy song that it made sense to release it. But now, in context with the story that we’re telling [on We Are Not Your Kind], we weren’t sure if we were going to put it on there.”
Of course, the single’s ‘We are not your kind’ chant eventually spawned the title for Slipknot’s new album – something that Corey wasn’t expecting.
“I didn’t think it would be anything more than a great chant at a concert,” he tells Kerrang! in our world-exclusive cover feature. “It was one of the things in my head that I could hear 50,000 people screaming at the top of their lungs, pumping fists. It wasn’t so much that I thought it was benign or anything – it was definitely something that I thought, ‘This could be something really cool’ – but it took on a life of its own, and that’s when I really started thinking about the phrase; about how it could be perceived.”
The full tracklist for We Are Not Your Kind is as follows:
1. Insert Coin
3. Birth Of The Cruel
4. Death Because Of Death
5. Nero Forte
6. Critical Darling
7. Liar’s Funeral
8. Red Flag
9. What’s Next
12. My Pain
13. Not Long For This World
14. Solway Firth
And the album artwork looks like this:
Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind will be released on August 9 through Roadrunner Records – pre-order your copy now.
The band will headline this year’s Download Festival in the UK on June 15 – get your tickets now. They then take the Knotfest Roadshow tour (with Behemoth, Volbeat and Gojira) across North America throughout the summer, before hitting Australia with the mighty Metallica.
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