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Corey Taylor brings teh lulz again

I love Corey Taylor, the guy is just a goldmine of funny articles, Dose of Metal owes most of its existence to him, because he’s just so easy to mock write about.

So like, I was wondering when 2012 would bring us more funny Corey Taylor interviews, but Corey doesn’t disappoint, he delivered RIGHT AWAY. This time he’s talking about the upcoming Stone Sour album:

Our ultimate goal is a double concept album, which the only way I can describe it is The Wall meets  Dirt on steroids. And I think it’s gonna be fantastic. And if I can pull it off, it’s gonna be the biggest thing we’ve ever done in our career.

See interview after the jump.

Wow, Pink Floyd meets Alice in Chains… ON STEROIDS! This just sounds amazing, probably a masterpiece in the making…

For once I’d like some honesty from musicians, something like “Yeah, this album will be Limp Bizkit‘s Chocolate Starfish meets Linkin Park‘s Meteora” or something. But no, everyone always shoots for bands like Pink Floyd.

Which reminds me, didn’t Fred Durst once describe LB’s upcoming album as Pink Floyd meets Pantera? Maybe it’s just a nu-metal thing, name-drop Pink Floyd and another credible band in your interviews.


The influence of Pink Floyd

I don’t what it is about Pink Floyd, since I was a child their music has dominated my repertoire like no other band. Atmospheric, experimental, deeply dark and disturbing, musically it isn’t difficult to see why I like them so much. Whilst I eventually discovered other bands, starting with the Led Zeppelins and Black Sabbaths and eventually moving onto far heavier music (I’ll ignore certain ‘gateway’ bands for now), it wasn’t until my tastes delved deeper down the paths of prog/experimental rock and metal, that I realized how much my tastes had come full circle.

Four years ago, I moved out and was discovering what it was like to live within the student environment. I had my own computer, my own internet connection, and besides re-discovering internet porn, it was actually my wider discovery of music that had me most interested. Browsing various black metal, doom metal and prog metal websites, the majority that had details of Pink Floyd initially dumbfounded me (although I now wonder why – perhaps I was drunk, as I was 99% of the time). The fact is though, their influence can be heard so widely across a plentiful array of genres, and particularly within metal.

So, here’s to one of the greatest bands of all time. Thank you. Without Pink Floyd, they’d certainly be no Opeth, no Neurosis, no Cult of Luna and no Between the Buried and Me. For now, why not join me in listening to one of the finest Floyd tunes, ‘Welcome to the Machine’, above.


Enslaved get their cover on

The Norwegian extreme Progressive Metal monsters, Enslaved, recently played a special show on May 29 at the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Oslo.

What made the show so special, I hear you ask? And you’d be right to ask that considering my absence. Well, knowing the huge wealth of influences the band have, Enslaved were asked to provide a special setlist of covers as well as original songs. The band covered a range of artists, including Faith No More, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush and King Crimson. A band doing covers? What an original concept.

You can check out videos of their covers of Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Immigrant Song’ and King Crimson‘s ‘Red’ after the jump.

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