“We needed an awesome roar for the Fisher King,” Doctor Who producer Derek Ritchie told the British news network. “We asked Corey if he might like to do the honors. He was completely up for it. … He has one of the most well-known screams in the history of music. We now have the most incredible roar for our incredible monster! He now sounds as terrifying as he looks!”
The band had visited the show’s set in Cardiff, Wales this past January. Although it’s unclear exactly when the show drafted Taylor, the singer tweeted that he’s known he’d be doing this for a while. “You have no idea how hard it’s been to keep this awesome secret,” he wrote.
The singer will make his Doctor Who debut on October 10th in an episode called “Before the Flood.” It is the second part of a two-part story arc, which begins with the October 3rd episode “Under the Lake.” The BBC reports that the creature will be portrayed by the U.K.’s tallest man, Neil Fingleton, and will be voiced by actor Peter Serafinowicz.
Slipknot are currently on the road, most recently playing in South America. They will return to North America on October 13th for a gig at Bismarck, North Dakota’s Civic Center and will play various dates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for the remainder of the month. On October 25th, they will stage their annual Knotfest festival in San Bernardino, California. That festival will also feature appearances by Judas Priest, Korn, Mastodon and many others.