Category:Songs written by Corey Taylor
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1. Corey Taylor – Taylor joined Slipknot in 1997 to replace their original vocalist, Anders Colsefni. He has released five albums with them. He has worked with bands, including Junk Beer Kidnap Band, Korn, Disturbed, Apocalyptica, Anthrax, Aaron Lewis of Staind. Taylor was ranked at number 86 in Hit Paraders Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time and he was beaten only by Mike Patton. Corey Todd Taylor was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 8,1973, Taylor was mostly raised by his mother in Waterloo, Iowa, a place described by Taylor as a hole in the ground with buildings around it. He is of German and Native American background from his fathers side and Irish, Taylor was raised by his single mother. He developed a fond feeling toward rock n roll after his grandmother introduced him to Elvis Presley, in 1979, Taylor and his mother saw the science fiction series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Before the series, there was a trailer for the 1978 horror film Halloween, Taylor said this developed some sense of Slipknot in. He especially found some songs like Teddy Bear, In the Ghetto, Taylor also began listening to Black Sabbath at a young age, beginning with their early work. Taylor, along with his mother and sister, lived at one point in an old dilapidated farmhouse, by age fifteen, Taylor had developed a drug addiction and had overdosed on cocaine twice. By this time, Taylor was living in Waterloo, Iowa and she took legal custody of him and helped him buy musical equipment. When Taylor was eighteen, he left his grandmothers home and went to places, Des Moines being a place to which he frequently returned. At age 17, when Taylor was living with his grandmother, Taylors ex-girlfriends mother drove him to the hospital in Des Moines and doctors were able to resuscitate him. He describes this as the lowest point in his life, Taylor and his father first met when Taylor was 30 years old, and now have a relationship, although he said their paths do not cross that often. On September 17,2002, Taylors then-fiancée, Scarlett, gave birth to their son Griffin Parker, Taylor also has a daughter named Angeline from an earlier relationship. Taylor and Scarlett married on March 11,2004, and divorced three years later, Taylor has also had alcohol abuse problems, which his wife, Scarlett, helped him through as well as keeping him from committing suicide. In 2006, Taylor told MTV that he had attempted to jump off a balcony of the floor of the Hyatt on Sunset Boulevard in 2003. This was later recanted by Taylor in an interview with Kerrang, radio and stated that it was, in fact, his friend Thom Hazaert who stopped him from jumping
2. Slipknot (album) – Slipknot is the self-titled debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Slipknot. It was the first release by the band to be produced by Ross Robinson, the album spans several genres, but is generally noted for its extensive percussion and overall heavy sound. It was well received by fans and critics alike and was responsible for bringing Slipknot a large increase in popularity. The album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and has gone on to become certified platinum in the United States. It was voted the best debut album of the last 25 years by readers of Metal Hammer magazine, in 1997, following the bands demo release Mate. The members of Slipknot continued to new material and work in SR Audio. The band had started work on a follow-up but never got further than pre-production. Songs written and recorded in this period include Slipknot, Gently, Do Nothing, Tattered and Torn, Heartache, in 1998, Slipknot was receiving growing attention from record labels including Epic and Hollywood Records. On September 29,1998, Slipknot left Des Moines, Iowa for Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California, anxious to record an album after a long wait to be signed. The band wanted him to work with them on their album and after meeting with the band Robinson signed them to his own label, I Am. The albums recording process was very aggressive and chaotic, as producer Robinson strove to capture the intensity that the band created when performing live. Within three days all the drums were recorded, which contributed to the raw, live sound on the album that the band integral to its musical direction. By November 11,1998, the recording of the album seemed complete, during the Christmas period, guitarist Josh Brainard, who recorded on all the tracks to that point, decided to leave the band. His replacement was Jim Root, with whom the band returned to the studio in February 1999, Slipknot finished recording during this period, with two extra songs, a re-recording of Me Inside, and a new track called Purity. Snap was featured on the soundtrack for the film Freddy vs. Jason and Eyeless appeared on an episode of The Sopranos. The influence of metal on the album is clear, and on the subject Jordison stated, the roots are death metal, thrash, speed metal. The album also shows influences from metal and even rap metal. Critics have also noted an industrial influence, due to the bands large line-up consisting of additional percussionists and electronics, the album has a very dense, layered sound
3. All Hope Is Gone (song) – All Hope Is Gone is a song by American metal band Slipknot. The first single and title track from Slipknots fourth studio album of the same name. It was released for one day only during June 20,2008 as an MP3 in its entirety on the website for free download. The song was announced by blabbermouth. net to be a heavier track from All Hope Is Gone. All Hope Is Gone is also the first title track from a Slipknot album to be released as a single. Drummer Joey Jordison revealed that All Hope Is Gone is a collaborative effort between the band and was one of the final songs recorded for the bands fourth studio album of the same name. The song, music and theme speak for itself and its a song about the world at stake, all the situations at hand, be it personal or worldly, and trying to turn things into a positive. Sometimes you have to face the grotesque to bring something amazing. Jordison went on to say, I actually demoed this song alone, I was hoping it would make it. I knew it would, once everyone spewed their venom upon it, of the songs conception, Jordison said, A lot of the grind riffs for the verses were made of riffs Paul had years ago, way before Slipknot. Mick came in and fucking set fire to the track and Jim Root followed as well, once Corey put his fucking vocals on it, that was it, man. That guys voice and conviction could sell narcotics to a nun
4. AOV (song) – AOV is a song by American metal band Slipknot from their fifth major label studio album.5, The Gray Chapter. The song was first released as a single on October 15,2014. It was the promotional single and sixth overall single released for the album. The song was uploaded to their official YouTube channel with a few days leading up to the release of.5, metal Injection said As punishing as the track can be, theres a lot of counterbalance in there with some really great melodies. Music feeds said When the pre-chorus strikes Taylor gives meaning to the acronym AOV, AOV is the sixth song the Soundwave-bound Slipknot have released ahead of dumping.5, The Gray Chapter
5. .5: The Gray Chapter – .5, The Gray Chapter is the fifth studio album by American metal band Slipknot. It was released in Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands on October 17,2014, the album includes five singles and has received commercial success and acclaiming reviews. A standard and deluxe edition of the album was released, the Negative One received a nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. The album was nominated for Best Rock Album the following year, the writing process of the record began in late 2013. Wanting to dedicate time to the album, guitarist Jim Root decided not to tour with Stone Sour in January 2014. According to frontman Corey Taylor, the sound of the album is somewhat of a cross between 2001s Iowa and 2004s Vol.3. Taylor stated that the material contains gorgeous melodies and the direction as Vol.3. A new bassist and drummer were added to the lineup during live shows, Taylor told Loudwire that two similar masks were created for their appearances in music videos and stage performances, as they felt it was disrespectful to have them sporting unique masks. Both members were shown in the music video for The Devil In I. Bassist Alessandro Venturella of Krokodil was identified by the tattoos on his hands. Jay Weinberg from the band Against Me. was brought in to audition on drums after Joey Jordison was fired from Slipknot, jay Weinberg is the son of Max Weinberg the drummer for Bruce Springsteens E Street Band and Conan OBriens Drummer/band leader for his late night talk show. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman and mixed by Joe Barresi, Fidelman is known for his work with Metallica, System of a Down, Audioslave and more, as well as mixing Slipknots third album, Vol.3, in 2004. The song was released on August 1,2014 and a video was released on August 5,2014. It was directed by Shawn Crahan, however, it did not feature any of the band members, on August 13,2014 the band revealed the cover art for their official radio single entitled The Devil in I, and the single premiered on August 24,2014. A co-headline North American tour with Korn dubbed the Prepare for Hell tour will commence afterwards with King 810 in support, Slipknot and Korn are embarking on the British leg of the Prepare For Hell tour in January 2015. In addition to the edition, a deluxe edition featuring two listed and three unlisted bonus tracks, and a special edition featuring a T-shirt of the album cover have also been released. The albums lead single, The Negative One, was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards. It was Slipknots second album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 albums chart by selling 132,000 copies in its first week, the album also debuted at number one in Japan, Canada, Russia and Switzerland
6. Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) – Vol.3, The Subliminal Verses is the third studio album by American metal band Slipknot. The album was released on May 25,2004, by Roadrunner Records, and it is the bands only album produced by Rick Rubin, and also the only one not to feature profanity. Following the bands tour to promote its second album in 2002, some band members had already been involved in side projects including Murderdolls, To My Surprise, and the reformation of Stone Sour. In 2003, Slipknot moved into The Mansion to work on the album, initially, the band was unproductive, lead vocalist Corey Taylor was drinking heavily. Nevertheless, they more than enough material for a new album—the bands first to incorporate more traditional, melodic song structures, guitar solos. The album received positive reviews. Slipknot was praised by Allmusic for its dedication to making it a Slipknot album, the album peaked within the top ten in album sales across eleven countries, and went Platinum in the United States. The band also received the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for the song Before I Forget, at the end of 2009, Before I Forget was listed as AOLs Top Metal Song of the Decade. Roadrunner Records have listed the video for Duality as the best music video in Roadrunner history. Slipknot recorded Vol.3, The Subliminal Verses with producer Rick Rubin at The Mansion in Los Angeles, earlier there had been speculation regarding the possibility of a third album and the bands future, as some members worked on other musical projects. After the album was completed, the said that these side projects saved the band. Coming back together and working out their differences hindered the process initially. During an interview in 2008, drummer Joey Jordison said we didnt talk to each other for three months, we just sat there wasting money in the fucking Houdini mansion, speaking retrospectively percussionist Shawn Crahan states, eventually we got sick of waiting for shit to happen. We got together, had a few beers and wrote a really artsy, in a Q&A for his book, Youre making me hate you, he told that the first verse and chorus of the song Circle were written and recorded during the Iowa tour. The same take ended up on the album, band members were divided over their experience of working with producer Rubin, some doubted his commitment to Slipknot as he split his time between many artists at once. Lead vocalist Corey Taylor admitted in an interview that he drank heavily throughout their time in the mansion, saying I would drink from the moment I got up until the moment I passed out. He explained that, everything I did while I was drinking sounded like shit, during this time, percussionist Crahan worked on Voliminal, Inside the Nine, a video documenting the creation process of the album and the touring which would follow. In a 2008 interview, Corey Taylor said that he only met Rubin four times during the recording process of Vol.3, The Subliminal Verses
7. Bother (song) – Bother is the second single from the alternative metal band Stone Sours self-titled debut album. It was originally released as a song by frontman Corey Taylor. The song was one of Stone Sours first songs to put them into the mainstream, the other has the number 8 on it, representing Taylors number in Slipknot. Taylor has stated that the song is about when he moved back to Des Moines from Denver, the music video shows Taylor standing face-to-face with an exact copy of himself in a large room. As the two sing, Taylors copy begins to age, and eventually dies and turns to dust as the other band members surround the two Taylors. All that is left of the copy is his Spider-Man ring, which the other Taylor puts on his own finger, encompassing his own Spider-Man ring
8. Custer (song) – Custer is a Grammy Award nominated single by American metal band Slipknot. Released on October 10,2014, it is the single from their fifth studio album.5. The song begins with percussionist Shawn Crahan describing what the tempo of the song should be, the track then quickly transgresses into one that is much more deep and forceful, opening the composition. The song contains lead vocalist Corey Taylor speaking in the manner of an announcer. Metal Hammer describes the work as having an air of the self-titled about it with Sids scratching in the background, artistDirect describes the tune as Surfacing 2015 with a massive refrain and Faith No More-esque groove that burns and blazes with evil and engaging panache. The Guardian praised Custer as well as Sarcastrophe, noting some huge choruses lurking within the death metal riffs