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Rare track featuring Corey Taylor surfaces online

Singer Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour performs onstage during DIMEBASH 2019 at The Observatory on January 24, 2019 in Santa Ana, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Singer Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour performs onstage during DIMEBASH 2019 at The Observatory on January 24, 2019 in Santa Ana, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

A rare early recording featuring Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has been found by the website MetalSucks and posted online. The song, called “Shadowed,” is from the Iowa band Smakdab and was recorded in 1998 but essentially buried by Slipknot’s label, Roadrunner Records.

The track featured production work from ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and was recorded just as Slipknot was about to sign with Roadrunner. Smakdab keyboardist Gabe Wilkinsonrecalled, “We got a nice letter from Roadrunner Records at the time making it very clear to not put Corey or Joey’s name anywhere on our release.”

Listen to “Shadowed”:

Taylor himself found out about the track’s re-emergence via Twitter, stating that he hadn’t heard it since he was in the studio recording it. Although it was included on Smakdab’s self-titled debut LP, it has not really been heard outside of the local Iowa metal scene for 20 years.

CHECK IT OUT: Here’s Corey’s tweet about the song:

Taylor told us a while back that no one expected Slipknot to be around for that long either: “I mean, it’s funny too because I’ve seen so many ‘next big things’ come and go, and I kind of look around and I’m like, ‘Wow, we’re still here.’ I can remember every time we put an album out, somebody would write us off. And we just kept getting bigger and bigger, and for me it feels really good to have not only proved so many people wrong, but to have proved ourselves right.”

Slipknot are in the midst of recording their next album, which is due out August 9th, but in the meantime Smakdab’s “Shadowed” has cast light on a little-known corner of the band’s early years.

Story source: MetalSucks

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