Slipknot Explain The Title Of Their New Album, We Are Not Your Kind
We’ve all been screaming along to standalone single All Out Life’s epic ‘We are not your kind’ chant since October last year, but Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor didn’t expect it to eventually turn into the title of the band’s new album.
“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.”
“Once Corey dropped the lyrics and we heard that line in All Out Life, it was like, ‘Nothing will top this,’” adds Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan, explaining how it became the obvious name choice for album number six. “It pretty much engulfs what the whole thing is about, and it’s the best representation of everything that we need. Trying to find anything else would really be contrived, you know what I’m saying? It engulfs everything we are.”
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Please note: these interviews were conducted and sent to print before the tragic news of the passing of Gabrielle Crahan – Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan’s 22-year-old daughter – on Saturday, May 18. Everyone at Kerrang! would like to send their love to the Crahan family and all who knew Gabrielle at this devastating time. RIP.
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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