Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has appeared to show his support for the new Tool album Fear Inoculum, liking Rock Feed’s tweet that says, “Tool has the number 1 song on iTunes. Slipknot has the number 1 album on iTunes. Today is a great day for this community.” Slipknot released their new album We Are Not Your Kind on Friday, so it’s a great month for metal. Tool revealed how David Lynch may have had an influence on their new album in a recent interview.
“I was going through a lot in my personal life for this record,” Taylor told Independent about the period ahead of recording We Are Not Your Kind. “I’d just left a very toxic relationship, and I was dealing with the repercussions of that… not only feeling completely ravaged, but also having to reevaluate who I was.”
Taylor added that after returning to therapy and his divorce, he realized he needs to let go of his pain, which he did in the studio.
“I went into the studio to do the demos and I just f**king unleashed,” he recalls. “To the point where it changed our approach when we went back in to record the album. It was so obvious that this was going to be different, because we were hitting old touchstones, but there was an excitement and an urgency in the music that we hadn’t had in a long time. It inspired me to go for that old attack in my voice, where I sound completely unhinged.”
Tool have been busy, releasing a new single with a rumored tour in the fall. Robert Plant recently reacted to meeting Tool fans.