Corey Taylor 2020 Interview

Corey Taylor has addressed the tragic crowd surge at the Travis Scott concert at the Astroworld festival in Houston last week.

During SLIPKNOT‘s concert this Thursday night at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida, Corey said to the crowd: “I’m not gonna bring everything down but I feel like it needs to be said. One of the wonderful things about this genre, about this audience, about this family is that we look out for one another.

“This is supposed to be a place of celebration, of love and about looking out for one another. And everybody that’s ever been in a f*cking mosh pit knows: if somebody goes down, you get ’em right the f*ck back up. So I want you all to hold on to the memory of those eight souls that we lost. But I also want you to remember this: no matter what show you go to, if you’ve got eyes, you keep ’em open, you keep ’em focused and you look out for another.”

Last week, SLIPKNOT released a new single  “The Chapeltown Rag.” Recorded during recent sessions for a yet-to-be-announced new album, “The Chapeltown Rag” barrels forward with the speed of a derailed freight train and incisively eviscerates internet culture from the inside out with a scream, “WHEN EVERYTHING IS GOD ONLINE…NOTHING IS.

SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor commented on “The Chapeltown Rag,” remarking “It’s a punisher man. It’s classic SIPKNOT. And it’s frenetic. But lyrically, it’s coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself. And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we’re all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.”