Houston rock/hip-hop fusion artist Hyro The Hero has released a new version of the title track off his Kids Against The Monsters project which features an appearance from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.

On working with the rock icon, Hyro said:

Working with Corey Taylor was absolutely incredible. When I first heard him sing the words of the chorus we created, I got chills. Kids Against The Monsters is about the problems we deal with from generation to generation. This generation is trying to find peace and fix past mistakes. When you press play and listen to my music, I want you to feel the positivity and love.

The release is the culmination of a series of singles featuring high-profile fellow artists that Hyro The Hero has dropped over the past year. The project originated as a mixtape, inspired from his Houston underground hip-hop roots, and is now available in full as an EP to stream and download across digital platforms here.

Corey Taylor also gave his thoughts on teaming up with Hyro on the track:

It’s always nice to collaborate with up-and-coming talent, especially when you’re a genuine fan. I was stoked to hop on this song with Hyro The Hero. He embodies what a true artist is meant to do: make you feel something. This song is a great reminder that we’re stronger together when facing our demons.

The new track was recorded remotely during lockdown in 2020, after Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria, a mentor to Hyro, reached out to Taylor. Late last year, fans got an early listen to the track when it appeared in episode eight of Apple TV+’s basketball drama series Swagger. “Kids Against The Monsters (feat. Corey Taylor of Slipknot)” is available now to stream and download across digital platforms.

Artwork for ‘Kids Against The Monsters’ by Hyro The Hero

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