WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE ANTHEMIC TRACK “WE ARE THE REST” HERE
RADIO SINGLE “BEYOND” STILL CLIMBING THE CHARTS GLOBALLY
U.S. TOUR ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 7
CMF2 Official Album Cover Artwork
“Sonically, CMF2 is the aural equivalent to a blast of fresh air — most obvious when hearing the singles on radio, for example, when they’re juxtaposed against other Active Rock hits. These tracks cut.” – CONSEQUENCE“Anthemic, catchy and powerful” – REVOLVER
“CMF2 is a party album, pure and simple. Corey Taylor and his band have built upon the strengths of its predecessor and refined their core sound into something distinct, forceful and utterly exhilarating.” – METAL HAMMER
“CMF2 once again proves that Taylor is the leading rock ‘n’ roll voice of his generation.” – BLABBERMOUTH
“There’s nothing Corey Taylor can’t do, and with new solo album CMF2 he’s fully seized the opportunity to flex his creative muscles.” – KERRANG
New York, NY (September 15, 2023) – Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum singer-songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) releases his long-awaited new solo studio album, CMF2.
CMF2, Taylor’s first album for BMG and the first on his own label imprint, Decibel Cooper Recordings, was produced by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther, Amon Amarth), who also produced Stone Sour’s 2017 Hydrograd as well as Taylor’s solo debut release, CMFT.
The 13-track opus packs the energy, experimentation, and forthrightness that’s defined a career which has seen him sell more than 12 million albums with his GRAMMY® Award-winning band Slipknot and several million with chart-toppers Stone Sour. Throughout CMF2, Taylor sings and plays lead and rhythm guitar, piano, and mandolin.
The official video supporting the anthemic new song “We Are The Rest” was shot at a remote location within California’s Mojave Desert. Captured through the lens of director Dale “Rage” Resteghini (Hatebreed, Trivium), the clip finds Taylor and his bandmates situated in a post-apocalyptic, Mad Max meets 90’s punk rock skatepark atmosphere surrounded by hundreds of raucous audience members.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WE ARE THE REST” HERE
As Taylor and his CMFT bandmates continue their trek playing to capacity crowds across the U.S. on tour, the single “Beyond” continues to climb the Rock Radio charts currently at #2.
Corey Taylor CMF2 U.S. Tour Dates
w/ support from Wargasm & Luna Aura on select dates
9/15 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale *
9/16 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount *
9/18 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues *
9/19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues *
9/21 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall *
9/22 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky Exposition Center (Louder Than Life) **
9/24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues *
9/25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
9/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel *
9/28 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
9/29 – Henderson, NV – The Dollar Loan Center **
10/1 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
10/3 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium *
10/5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
10/7 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival) **
The CMFT band is:
Corey Taylor (vocals/guitar)
Zach Throne (rhythm/lead guitars)
Dustin Robert (drums)
Christian Martucci (rhythm/lead guitars)
Eliot Lorango (bass)
Corey Taylor Photo Credit: Marina Hunter
About Corey Taylor:
Uncompromising, unfiltered, and undeniable in any arena, Corey Taylor continues to impact culture as the frontman for both Grammy Award-winning multi-Platinum juggernaut Slipknot and Platinum rock force Stone Sour. Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author as well as an actor with a myriad film and television credits. Impacting generations of fans and peers alike, his voice has rallied millions of fans across the globe. Globally Slipknot boast 13 Platinum and 44 Gold albums, three of which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 (All Hope is Gone, .5 the Gray Chapter, and We Are Not Your Kind).
With two Gold-certified albums and six multi-Platinum, Platinum, and Gold singles, Stone Sour have notched five Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart.
Taylor’s first book was Seven Deadly Sins in 2011, following it up with A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (2013), You’re Making Me HateYou (2015), and America 51 (2017).
Taylor also wrote a four-issue comic for Dark Horse Comics (Star Wars, Aliens, Buffy The VampireSlayer, Umbrella Academy) as a companion to the Stone Sour albums House Of Gold & Bones Part 1 & Part 2 in 2013.
As an actor, Taylor’s filmography includes roles in Fear Clinic, Doctor Who, Officer Downe, and Sharknado 4. He’s also appeared as himself on the British quiz show QI. A BBC mainstay, QI has hosted celebrity panelists including Carrie Fisher, Daniel Radcliffe, Russell Brand, and Trevor Noah, to name a few.
In 2020, Taylor successfully raised over $300,000 USD for Direct Relief in support of its COVID-19 response efforts, auctioning 13 signed and handpicked guitars from his personal collection (eBay hosted the auctions and matched the funds raised). He went on to launch the non-profit Taylor Foundation, which aims to support and uplift military veterans and emergency personnel living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Recently, Taylor acquired the rights to the beloved Famous Monsters brand, relaunching its magazine, toys, horror film, and hosted festivals.