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Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor is saying he’s completed his first-ever solo record during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a chat with Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale on We Are Hear‘s Raise Your Horns With Lzzy Hale, he reveals it’s been difficult not to drop the news but he’s completed the record along with the backing band for his live solo shows.

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During the chat, he was asked what he’s been working on during the pandemic when he revealed the news.

“I secretly recorded my first solo album. I did with the band I’ve been using for my solo shows for years, and just a bunch of people that I’ve been working with forever. So it’s Jason [Christopher on bass], Dustin [Schoenhofer] on drums, from Walls Of Jericho and countless other things, and [guitarist] Zach Throne, who I’ve been jamming with for a long time, and Tooch [guitarist Christian Martucci], actually, from Stone Sour. All five of us did it. We went in and we recorded 25 songs in about two and a half weeks, and we did everything live. And it’s dope — really, really cool.”

He continues by saying the record will be filled with songs he’s written over the years for his two bands that never quite seemed to fit with either of them.

“All the songs are things that I’ve written over the years but they didn’t really fit with either band. So it’s stuff that I’ve just kind of been sitting on. And I realized — I just kind of turned around and I was just, like, ‘Geez, I’ve got all these songs.’ And I’ve been kind of talking about doing a solo album anyway, and I was just, like, ‘This is the perfect time to do it.’ And picking those guys was the perfect combo, ’cause we all just love the same kinds of music — the same kinds of rock, the same kinds of punk, the same kinds of metal, the same kinds of everything — and we all were able to incorporate those influences into everything.”

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Further, he says “it’s been really hard to not talk about” his solo album. He’s previously confirmed the record will be based in rock but will branch into other sounds too. He also told SiriusXM that he and his core backing band are going to be joined by a variety of guests for the album.

You can watch them discuss the album near the beginning of the video below.

Are you excited to hear the debut solo album from Corey Taylor? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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