Slipknot’s Sid Wilson Calls Swollen Teeth The ‘Tru-Metal’ Band

Slipknot‘s Sid Wilson recently sat down with the Swollen Teeth frontman Megaa for an interview in Kerrang! and said that he prefers to refer to Swollen Teeth as ‘tru-metal’ as a runner of a new movement in metal music.

Wilson initially addressed the evolution of nu-metal:

“Life moves in cycles. People called our generation nu-metal, but I listen to Slipknot, Korn, and Limp Bizkit, and they sound like they’re bands from three different genres.”

Acknowledging Swollen Teeth’s fresh blend of their past genre, the turntablist continued:

“Regardless, there’s a new generation who’re all about creating new, hybrid versions of whatever it was we were. Swollen Teeth are just the first of a new wave. Maybe we should call it tru-metal.'”

In an interview with Metal Hammer, Sid recalled his first encounter with Swollen Teeth on Instagram with the following words:

“You couldn’t really see what was going on or who they were. I was just getting these flashes: no songs, just different sounds creating an uncomfortable atmosphere. For some reason, it just had you wanting to know more about it.”

Excited by the band’s style, Wilson tried to reach them via successive messages, but the Swollen Teeth members remained indifferent. Then, he offered them to produce their first EP and also introduced them to producer Ross Robinson. Swollen Teeth’s self-titled debut record of five tracks arrived on April 26.

Below, you can listen to their EP to get a taste of a brand-new metal band.