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Slipknot's Corey Taylor (Photo: Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
Slipknot's Corey Taylor (Photo: Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor (Photo: Raphael Dias/Getty Images)

There’s a definite rock ‘n’ roll undercurrent to the new season of Doctor Who. We’ve already seen the Doctor shredding on a strange-looking guitar, and taking up the wearing of shades, and now there’s news that Corey Taylor, the lead singer of Slipknot, has offered his vocal talents—or rather, one particular vocal talent—to the show.

Without giving too much away about the Doctor’s next two-part adventure, he and Clara are about to meet an imposingly tall monster called The Fisher King, who will be played by Neil Fingleton, Britain’s tallest man (he’s 7ft 7in tall), although his voice is provided by Shaun of the Dead’s Peter Serafinowicz. His speaking voice, that is, because there will also be screams, and that is where Corey comes in.

The Slipknot singer is a confirmed Whovian—his current touring mask looks like Davros was attempting a self-portrait and got frustrated halfway through (see pic above)—and was asked to lend a scream or two when the band’s tour reached Cardiff, back in January. And of course he was only too happy to oblige:

(Photo: BBC)
(Photo: BBC)

And in case anyone doubts Corey’s credentials a seasoned Whovian, here’s a tweet of his from February (shortly after his visit to Cardiff):

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By Fraser McAlpine