When asked if the brotherhood in SLIPKNOT has carried him and his bandmates through the past 20 years, Corey responded: “There have definitely been more tense moments than good ones. We’re all frenetic; we all come from different backgrounds musically, environmentally, culturally.
“It’s been tough sometimes,” he continued. “But the thing that I have noticed as we’ve gone on and we’re still doing this, we have allowed ourselves to recognize how good we really are. We’ve allowed ourselves to step away from the stoicism that comes from being from the Midwest and we’ve embraced each other.”
Corey added: “We recognize that it takes work to be in this band and when we’re all going for it there’s an appreciation that maybe before we felt we couldn’t show, and the more that we all show that the better it feels as a brotherhood.
“There have been moments where I’ve come so close to walking away from this, and I’m really glad that I didn’t, to be honest. The payoff has been fantastic, especially now that we’re in this really great place and we are performing at a level that is still top notch. And writing music that is still really good and connecting with a whole new generation, which is insane. I don’t think we could have done it with anybody else, to be honest.”
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.