SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has signed a “global recordings agreement” with BMG to release his second solo album, “CMF2”, which is set to drop later this year

Corey Taylor tells Billboard: “I wanted to work with BMG because they came in super hot wanting to work with me, and they’ve been keeping the fires burning for rock, punk and metal over the last few years.”

The new Corey Taylor solo album, which is the follow up to his 2020 release “CMFT“, will arrive via Taylor’s label imprint Decibel Cooper.

“We are thrilled to welcome Corey Taylor to the BMG family,” executive VP of New York/senior VP of international marketing Jason Hradil said in a statement. “His new album is an extension of the incredible body of work he’s assembled over his career, and we can’t wait for fans around the world to hear it later this year.”

Thomas Scherer, BMG president of repertoire and marketing, Los Angeles and New York, added, “We were completely blown away after hearing Corey’s new album. His music is absolutely brilliant with the marketing skills to match. It is an honor to be the partner for such an inspiring artist and entrepreneur like Corey Taylor and amplify his vision globally.”

Taylor told Billboard that he plans to use his label to release music from other artists, saying: “Decibel Cooper will not only allow me to release my own music and art worldwide, but it also gives me a solid way to help bolster any rad new acts I want to put on the roster. BMG is going to help me put my money where my mouth is — giving a boost to the next generation.”

Taylor commenced work on the appropriately named “CMF2” back in January with producer Jay Ruston, known for his work with STEEL PANTHER, ANTHRAX and numerous others. Corey said about what can be expected with the nerw material: “I mean, everything’s just bigger this time, man. Everything sounds better; everything’s running better; everything’s running hot. Instead of where I came from, this is where I’m going.

“Musically, it’s harder, it’s faster, but there’s still tons of stuff from the first album. So, there’s elements of SLIPKNOT, there’s elements of STONE SOUR, there’s elements of ‘CMFT‘; there’s elements of the stuff that I’ve been doing for years — just, like, cover-wise or whatever, just all the stuff that I’ve always wanted to do, we’re doing that. We’re just cranking it up and it all sounds so fucking good that I can’t even describe to you how stoked I am.”