Category:Songs written by Corey Taylor
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1. 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
2. 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
3. Spit It Out (Slipknot song) – Spit It Out is a song by American metal band Slipknot, released as the second single from their debut self-titled album. Rick Anderson for AllMusic described the song as a rap metal song. There was a dispute over the release of song as the band. While deciding which track to release, guitarist Mick Thomson and percussionist Shawn Crahan were reportedly enthusiastic about releasing Surfacing as the next single. Spit It Out was chosen to be released, the song reached number 28 in the UK Singles Chart. The Shining sequences for the video were shot at the Villa Carlotta, in Hollywood, California, a re-edited, less violent version was subsequently aired on MTV
4. Sulfur (song) – Sulfur is a song by American metal band Slipknot, and is the fourth single from the bands fourth album All Hope Is Gone. The single was released on June 15,2009, a video for the single was released on April 18,2009. It was the last Slipknot music video to feature bassist Paul Gray, the song, along with Duality and Psychosocial, was available for downloadable content in Rock Band on December 8,2009. The music video for the song was filmed on March 9,2009 in the Los Angeles area and it was co-directed by percussionist Shawn Crahan and P. R. Brown making it the third time he has worked with Slipknot on a music video. On April 14,2009 Slipknot released a preview of the video through MTV. The video depicts the nine members of Slipknot playing in groups of three as well as footage of each individual member submerged underwater, percussionist and co-director Crahan explained that when he tries to write treatments for their music videos he always thinks, What has Slipknot not done. What can we embark upon that will be fun and knowledge-enhancing instead of the old song. Saying that the members themselves are the treatment for this video, the concept of the band members appearing individually underwater was modeled after a video installation entitled Ascension by video artist Bill Viola. Crahan explained that the smell of sulfur is something people either love or hate, chris Fehn expressed some anxiety about the jump and Taylor was at one point impaled by one of Craig Jones spikes. When Shawn comes up he does it with his baseball bat, Sulfur –4,37 Sulfur –4,37
5. Vermilion (song) – Vermilion is a song by American metal band Slipknot. The song is released as the single from their third album. When the band plays the song live, they switch from their masks and wear their alternative death masks. However, during the All Hope Is Gone tour, all members except Craig, the song includes a follow-up entitled Vermilion Pt.2 which is a continuation of the first part. Vermilion Pt.2 is the continuation of the story told in Part 1 and it features two acoustic guitars, a cello, a piano and singer Corey Taylors baritone-stylized vocals. The melody and the overriding theme run through both versions, making them integral pieces to each other and it has been performed live on the Slipknot DVD, Voliminal, Inside the Nine, and was also performed by Corey Taylor and Jim Root on radio station KISS-FM. The album cover for Vermilion Pt.2 consists of the Vermilion single cover, with a tint, as opposed to the pink. A remix, entitled Vermilion Pt.2, appears on the Underworld, Evolution soundtrack, the differences are subtle — Vermilion Pt.1 is about the enrapturing, the buildup, the anticipation and the neurosis, says Taylor. Part 2 is the aftermath, the pieces that have to be picked up later, both songs have respective music videos. The video for Pt.1 was directed by Tony Petrossian and percussionist Shawn Crahan, both videos were shot in Los Angeles in late–August 2004. The woman in the videos is actress Janna Bossier, there is speculation over whether or not she was directly related to the band. In Vermilion Pt.1, it shows a girl living a life in a crowded city. She walks around in contortions and twists as people walk by in a blur, the only time she gets noticed is when she wears a Maggot Mask which makes the members of the band appear and dance with the girl. On the first time she puts on the mask, the members appear in front of her. Then the band members dance with her, a caterpillar is also seen growing in the video and at the end seen it turns into a butterfly. The video ends with the screaming and tearing her hair out in utter anguish. The Vermilion Pt.2 music video shows the same girl, the wind begins to lift her and sway her back and forth. Eventually, the viewer realizes the girl is dead, however, the music video is available on the CD single, and the DVD Voliminal, Inside the Nine which was released in 2006
6. The Nameless – The Nameless is a song by American metal band Slipknot. The song was released as the single from their first live album,9.0, Live, while it is also included on their third studio album. A music video was released for the single in late 2005, the Nameless is 4 minutes and 28 seconds long. The song begins with a guitar riff, with mixed in samples, leading to the guitar notes getting lower. This eventually leads to low noted riffs with minor scales associated in, the song has a basic minor-key riff, along with thrash riffs, and interludes that are much softer. The chorus is slow, emotional and epic, the song is in B minor, like many other Slipknot songs. The accompanying music video was directed by band member Shawn Crahan, the video was featured on their video album Voliminal, Inside the Nine. The music video depicts Slipknot performing live on their headline tour The Subliminal Verses World Tour. The videos features various clips and shots of their fans during the concert, many of the photos featured in 9.0, Live are seen in the video. At the end of the video, a caption says Dedicated to all the Maggots everywhere, before the 9.0, Lives release, a sample from the live recording of The Nameless was made available on the Internet through the bands record label. A music video featuring the recording of The Nameless was created to promote the album. Blender commented that Relief from Prelude arrives quickly in the basic minor-key riffs, dan Silver from NME said The Nameless intercuts thrash riffs with softly-strummed interludes. Robert Cherry of Rolling Stone said it splices a cooing boy-band chorus onto a speed metal verse. Yahoo. s Chris Heath said the song confusingly stitches both extremes together – the ludicrously vicous and ridiculously placid – into one track that simply feels awkward, the Nameless was featured in the album Promo only, Modern Rock Radio in 2005. The album is by various artists including System of a Down, OK Go, Fall Out Boy and it was also track number 8 on Radioactive, Mainstream & Rock series in December 2005. The album features various artists that include many of the featured on Promo only. The song also appeared on The Scorched Earth Orchestra Performs Slipknot, with nine other tracks, the tribute album released by Vitamin Records and includes covers of tracks from Slipknots first three studio albums. The labels website enthuse that The Scorched Earth Orchestra expand on Slipknots marching-band-from-hell framework with booming percussion, in-your-face horns string sections that rip at your flesh