Slipknot played Festival d'été de Québec on July 8th, and perpetually grinding frontman Corey Taylor paused during the chaos for a brief sit-down with a local television news outlet to discuss the band's current "extravagant" stage setup and how he revs himself up before each performance.
"It takes very little time now," he explains to the reporter. "I put the makeup on, I put the mask on, I put everything else on [gesturing to his wardrobe], and as you're doing that, you're preparing yourself mentally ... you're seeing the show, you're remembering the lyrics. You know, you're doing everything you can."
The 'Knot's current string of tour dates is gearing them up for the release of We Are Not Your Kind, the band's sixth full-length studio album set to hit shelves August 9th. Following the release of the stand-alone single "All Out Life" on Halloween 2018, the group spent months building intrigue with hints and countdowns that slowly unveiled their 2019 plans including the debut of the epic single and stunning video for "Unsainted" back in May.
When asked about the group's current stage setup, Taylor expounds, "There's a lot of fire, but the cool thing is that it's very interactive. It's a lot of multimedia going on – there's video, there's fire, there's explosions. The staging is probably the most extravagant that we've had in our whole career."
Slipknot's Knotfest Road Show will carry that extravagance alongside Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth when the North American leg of the tour hits Mountain View, California on Friday, July 26th and extends through early September. Find a full list of dates and ticketing link at KnotfestRoadShow.com.