COREY TAYLOR Names Bands He Thinks Are The Future Of Heavy Metal

Corey Taylor 2019

In a recent chat with BBC Radio 6 Music, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor discussed the “current state of heavy rock music.”

“I think the underground is always gonna be healthy,” Corey said. “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.”

When asked “Which acts should we be listening to from the past decade?” he answered: “Well, obviously, RIVAL SONS is right there. ROYAL BLOOD is a great rock act. There’s something visceral about their music that’s really, really good. If you wanted to get into the darker-edged stuff, CODE ORANGE is fantastic. KNOCKED LOOSE: their new album is sick, Oh my god! I mean, if you need music for a workout, that’s the album you put on. Their new one is just insane; it’s incredible. And this band… I’m not sure anybody’s heard about… SLIPKNOT.”

CODE ORANGE will be joining SLIPKNOT later this year for their Knotfest Roadshow North American dates. Tickets for those shows are available here.

SLIPKNOT released their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. Album was once again recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT‘s 2004 album “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” and helmed 2014’s “.5: The Gray Chapter.”