Corey Taylor from Slipknot has talked about what he thinks will be the future of metal music in the latest interview.
Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Taylor, recent talks with the BBC for a short chat. Also, he ended up talking about the importance of the new generation and the future of metal. He is saying the underground is where “the majority of trendsetters, the cutting-edge artists come from.” However, in this interview with BBC, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor was asked on his thoughts on the current state of rock music and Slipknot’s latest album. He mentions about the new generation of like Knocked Loose and Ho99o9.
Corey Taylor replied:
“I think the underground is always gonna be healthy. Because that’s where the majority of trendsetters, the cutting-edge artists come from. Whether it’s bands like Knocked Loose or bands like… There’s this fantastic band called Ho99o9, which is like hip hop/metal/hardcore, they dabble in so many genres. And they’re SO good.”
Then he continued:
“That’s where the new generation comes from, is the underground, you know? Especially for our genre. But as far as the mainstream goes: I mean it’s really hard to kind of figure out, because what do people consider rock these days? If you ask the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, they don’t really know, do they?”
After that, Corey Taylor talks that he feels it’s Slipknot’s responsibility to “Promote the next generation in metal”:
“No, of course not. But at the same time, I don’t know if it’s a sense of responsibility as much as just putting our money where our mouth is. For us, we’ve always tried to be a band that promotes the next generation, you know? That’s how this genre stays alive: is by foisting the next batch, basically. The new headliners. The future headliners. The ones who are going to be massive. And we’ve always tried to that; whether it was with Mudvayne and Hatebreed, or doing tours with Disturbed, or doing this tour with Behemoth. Those are the bands who are going to carry everything into the future. Those are the bands that we’re trying to impress on a new generation to keep this thing at the level that it is; because let us face it, it’s the fans who keep this music here, not the airplay. Yeah, it’s important. I don’t think it’s so much as we take it upon ourselves to do it out of responsibility as much we do it because we want to. Because that’s how we made it and that’s how we hope that the next generation makes it.”
Listen to the Slipknot’s frontman Corey Taylor full interview below. Check out the Slipknot 2020 tour here.