Slipknot's Corey Taylor explains new album title.
Corey Taylor recently appeared on Full Metal Jackie's radio show and spoke on a number of topics, in particular the meaning of the title of Slipknot's upcoming album and his sense of responsibility to foster a strong, diverse metal community. "'We Are Not Your Kind' is me putting my foot down as far as the divisiveness, not only just the culture right now, but the world at large." Divisiveness being a tendency to cause disagreement or hostility between people. In the interview as reported by Loudwire,Taylor explains "Everyone is so at odds with each other. Everyone is so quick to look at each other as an enemy without trying to find common ground. For our kids, for our fans, that can really be a stressful, daunting, dangerous time. It's very dangerous for people to be different these days. I will not have it. I grew up different. I know the pain of having to deal with being treated differently, and for me, it's one of those rare cases where I actually use my position in life to make a stand and say, 'Guess what? It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like, what color your skin is, who you love, what you believe — we are a family because of this love for music that we have.' And We Are Not Your Kind represents that gathering of people together and then turning our backs towards the rest of the world and saying, 'We're not going to let your illness, your hate, permeate us. We are not your kind. You will never be ours.'" Rock on Slipknot!