Slipknot’s Corey Taylor announces solo album with new songs

Hear “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped,” which features Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie.

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has announced his upcoming debut solo album CMFT with a pair of new songs: “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped.”

Both tracks sound much lighter than his work with Slipknot, but the former in particular leans on Taylor’s love of ’80s rock balladry. On the other hand, the roaring rap-rock track “CMFT Must Be Stopped” features contributions from Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie (who collaborated with Taylor last year on “Stuck in My Ways”). The song’s star-studded music video features guest appearances from Marilyn Manson, Babymetal, John 5, Lars Ulrich, Steel Panther and other metal musicians.

“This is definitely the most upbeat, joyful album that I’ve done in god knows how long,” Taylor said of the LP in an interview with Kerrang!. “And that’s not to say there aren’t some serious moments on this album, but, at the same time, the energy jumps off the fucking recording. You get caught up in it, and that’s what’s great about it. This is by far the best experience I’ve had in so long, you know? From the process itself to the final product, it’s just been an absolute fuckin’ pleasure the entire time.”

To help piece together his first solo record, Taylor invited guitarists Christian Martucci and Zach Throne, drummer Dustin Robert and bassist Jason Christopher to join him in the studio with producer Jay Ruston.

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Last year, Taylor and the rest of Slipknot released the album We Are Not Your Kind, which included the tracks “Nero Forte,” “Birth of the Cruel,” “Solway Firth” and “Unsainted.”

CMFT will be released on October 2. Watch the video for “CMFT Must Be Stopped” here:

And listen to “Black Eyes Blue” below:

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