COREY TAYLOR’s New Novel Will Include A Demon, Witch, Psychic + Serial Killer

Corey Taylor 2020

During a question-and-answer session at this year’s “For The Love Of Horror”, a horror fan convention which took place October 22-23 in Manchester, United Kingdom, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor revealed that he is working on a new novel.

“I actually started [work on it] about a year ago… The novel… I won’t give too much away because I don’t wanna get too much in ’cause I’m still trying to map it out; I’ve only written the first three chapters,” Corey said. “But it has to do with a psychic, a witch, a serial killer and a demon.

“And yeah, it’s as cool as you think. And it’s weird — the psychic develops this kind of psychic bond with the serial killer who doesn’t realize he’s psychic. So it’s an interesting twist. And if I do it right, I have a plan to use the central characters in several other books. So if the first one doesn’t suck, we’ll see what happens… But it very well could suck a*s. However, I’ll at least go, ‘All right. Well, we’re not doing novels anymore.’ But that’s the thing — you try it.

“If you have a taste for it and you develop a talent for it and if it’s good and if people dig it, then you can carry on and see how far you can take it. But if people go, ‘Yeah, you shouldn’t do that anymore,’ I’ll listen — I promise I’ll listen. It’s only because you guys go and see my movies that I actually act as well. So there you go.”

SLIPKNOT‘s latest studio album, The End, So Far, was released on September 30. This is the band’s final album to be released through Roadrunner, whom the band signed with in 1998.

The End, So Far follows SLIPKNOT’s widely celebrated 2019 album We Are Not Your Kind, which marked SLIPKNOT’s third consecutive #1 on the Billboard 200. The release made a massive global impact with #1 debuts in the Official Album Charts of twelve countries around the world, including the UK, Australia, Canada and Mexico, with Top 5 debuts in an additional twelve countries including Germany, France and Sweden.