CODE ORANGE also released new album Underneath last month via Roadrunner.
“First, this record [Underneath] was totally built for this [playing bigger venues],” Jami said. “It wasn’t meant to be hyper underground. I don’t want it to be hyper underground. I don’t care about that. I only want to make the kind of music that I think should be out there, and I want it to be as big as it could possibly be. I have no bones about that. The only thing we won’t do is make songs to particularly put us in that position.
“But we want this music to have the biggest platform possible and we’ve said that for a long time,” he continued. “We’ve toured our a—es off for so long. We are not willing to sacrifice the art to do so but we absolutely want a bigger platform.
“Two, SLIPKNOT – especially now knowing some of them personally – are coming from the exact same perspective. Whether people in the underground like it or don’t, when Corey Taylor is writing his lyrics he’s 100% reflecting on his truths. There’s no bones or bullsh*t about it.
“Some people may like that or not, but they’ve accomplished so much musically and artistically just by doing that. Obviously they’re one of the biggest metal bands out there but they were told so many times they wouldn’t make it.
“Look at where they’re at now. I can see why some people don’t like it, but those guys have gone out of their way to help us out,” Morgan added. “When I texted Corey to ask him to hop on our song [‘The Hunt’], he responded, ‘Absolutely, we will do it on our off day in Iowa.’ No money was discussed, no nothing. What else can you ask for? I am more than proud to go and support them.”
SLIPKNOT recently announced that they will once again be hitting the road this summer to headline the “Knotfest Roadshow” 2020 North American tour produced by Live Nation. Joining them and rounding out a killer lineup showcasing the best the world of heavy music has to offer, will be special guests A DAY TO REMEMBER, UNDEROATH and CODE ORANGE.
Tickets for the tour are available here.