Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) has released two tracks from his solo project. You can find both tracks, “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped” below. The latter is a rap/rock type song featuring rappers Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie. The video, which you can find below, features cameos from many metal stars as well as Taylor‘s wife Alicia.
The tracks are from Corey Taylor‘s debut solo album, CMFT which will be released on October 02nd via Roadrunner Records. You can pre-order the album now at thecoreytaylor.com.
Taylor had guitarist Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Zach Throne, Jason Christopher (Prong) and Dustin Schoenhofer (Walls Of Jericho) to back in him the studio for the album. Jay Ruston produced the album. Aside from the 13 tracks on the album, an additional six covers and six acoustic tracks were recorded as well for future b-sides.
While speaking to Kerrang! Taylor offered:
“I love what I’ve done in the past, I love the projects that I’ve been attached to, but this, honestly, was probably the most enjoyable album that I’ve done since the first Slipknot album. There was such a sense of, ‘We’re doing it together.’ I hadn’t felt anything like that for a really long time, man. People grow apart, relationships become fractious… people stop liking each other sometimes, in certain bands, you know?
But with this, it was totally different, because we were all friends before that. We just happened to all play together, and then we formed a band around that friendship, and it all really galvanised it. This has definitely made me appreciate making music again, let’s put it that way.”
Taylor offered the following regarding the diverse influences he displayed on the album:
“I feel like the stuff that I’ve done in the past has never been indicative of the bands that I grew up listening to. I wasn’t able to really wear my influences on my sleeve the way a lot of other bands have been able to. And that’s not a bad thing; maybe I was just waiting for this time to do it.”
The CMFT tracklisting runs as follows:
01 – “HWY 666”
02 – “Black Eyes Blue”
03 – “Samantha’s Gone”
04 – “Meine Lux”
05 – “Halfway Down”
06 – “Silverfish”
07 – “Kansas”
08 – “Culture Head”
09 – “Everybody Dies On My Birthday”
10 – “The Maria Fire”
11 – “Home”
12 – “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (feat. Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie)
13 – “European Tour Bus Bathroom Song”