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Corey Taylor Thinks Code Orange and Knocked Loose are the Future of Metal


In a recent chat with BBC Radio 6 Music (embedded below), Corey Taylor was asked a series of questions about his opinions on modern rock music and name-checked Code Orange, Knocked Loose, Ho99o9, Rivals Sons and Royal Blood in his answers.

When asked, “What do you think about the current state of heavy rock music?” he replied:

“I think the underground is always gonna be healthy. Because that’s where the majority of trendsetters, the cutting-edge artists come from. Whether it’s bands like Knocked Loose or bands like… There’s this fantastic band called Ho99o9, which is like hip hop/metal/hardcore, they dabble in so many genres. And they’re SO good.

Later, he was asked, “Which acts should we be listening to from the past decade?” and he answered:

“Well, obviously, Rival Sons is right there. Royal Blood is a great rock act. There’s something visceral about their music that’s really, really good. If you wanted to get into the darker-edged stuff, Code Orange is fantastic. Knocked Loose: their new album is sick, Oh my god! I mean, if you need music for a workout, that’s the album you put on. Their new one is just insane; it’s incredible. And this band… I’m not sure anybody’s heard about… Slipknot.”

Congratulations are in order to Code Orange, Knocked Loose, Ho99o9, Rivals Sons and Royal Blood: the Only Important Person in Metal recognizes and appreciates your music! Well done.

Slipknot are about halfway through a European tour, will hit Asia in March and just announced a U.S. run this coming spring. All upcoming dates:

Feb 09 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle [tickets]
Feb 11 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum [tickets]
Feb 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion [tickets]
Feb 14 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle [tickets]
Feb 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena [tickets]
Feb 17 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena [tickets]
Feb 18 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle [tickets]
Feb 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena [tickets]
Feb 21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe [tickets]
Feb 22 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena [tickets]
Feb 24 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena [tickets]
Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan (festival) [tickets]
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan (festival) [tickets]
Mar 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest (festival) [tickets]
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia Hammersonic Festival (festival) [tickets]
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium [tickets]
May 16 – Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival (festival) [tickets]

With A Day to Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange:

May 30 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [tickets]
May 31 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
June 02 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden [tickets]
June 04 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron [tickets]
June 05 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell [tickets]
June 06 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage [tickets]
June 08 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
June 10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena [tickets]
June 12 Memphis, TN – FedExForum [tickets]
June 14 Orlando, FL – Amway Center [tickets]
June 15 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
June 18 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 20 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 22 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
June 23 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
June 25 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]

Aug 01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air (festival) [tickets]
Aug 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea (festival) [tickets]
Aug 22 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK (festival) [tickets]

[via The PRP]

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