If you didn't know, we recently spoke to Palaye Royale in the form of a Rock Sound Video Call.
Alongside discussing their upcoming new album 'The Bastards' and their livestreams 'Lonely With Palaye Royale', they also spoke about how Corey Taylor, frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, has mentored them and helped them to delve into different areas of their sound and style.
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Says Emerson Barrett: "He was one of the first people in the industry that we told that we wanted to do this new project that had gas masks and stuff. He was so Dad happy for us. Like ‘Oh sick’."
Says Remington Leith: "He was like ‘Masks? Do it! Thats a great idea!'”
Says Sebastian Danzig: "He came up and gave us all hugs when we were playing Good Things Festival [in Australia] and the moment we told him about the gas masks he walked away and then comes running back up to us and said ‘Ok for Slipknot we’re bringing out the bust from the music video, putting it on stage, we’re going to light it on fire’. He was so excited to share that side of it.
"I would never in a million years think that the lead singer of Slipknot would become one of the people that we actually really looked up to. He’s a mentor. It was the same thing having Rob Zombie on the side of the stage and watching us. And [the same with] John 5. These are people I would never expect would have any respect for us. We’ve earned their respect in the weirdest ways and it means a lot because it makes it a sense of ‘Ok we’re actually supposed to be doing what we’re doing’.
"If anyone is a naysayer, we believe in ourselves and our fans believe in us, but now there’s these people who are completely iconic human beings that do too”.
You can catch up with the full chat right here:
Palaye Royale's new album 'The Bastards' is released May 29 via Sumerian Records.
You can read the full story of the album in the band's cover feature from last year. Pick up yours from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV