Slipknot's Corey Taylor to feature in Doctor Who

Corey Taylor on the Doctor Who set

Slipknot star Corey Taylor's been helping Doctor Who make their latest monster that little bit scarier.

He's lent his voice (well, scream) to a new alien warlord called Fisher King.

The band were invited for a set visit when they toured Cardiff, where the show is filmed, in January.

"We needed an awesome roar for the Fisher King," Doctor Who producer Derek Ritchie explained. "We asked Corey if he might like to do the honours. He was completely up for it."

"He has one of the most well-known screams in the history of music," Derek added.

"We now have the most incredible roar for our incredible monster! He now sounds as terrifying as he looks!"

Fisher King, new Doctor Who monster
Image caption The new Doctor Who monster Fisher King

You can hear Corey's roar as Fisher King in episode four of the current series, which is set to air on 10 October.

The creature is played by the UK's tallest man Neil Fingleton and voiced by actor Peter Serafinowicz.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor
Image caption Slipknot are famed for their frightening masks

It's not the first bit of acting that Corey's done.

The singer starred in horror movie Fear Clinic last year, a film about a doctor who tries to cure patients' phobias using extreme methods.

The Doctor and Clara
Image caption Series nine of Doctor Who started earlier this month

Meanwhile, Jenna Coleman confirmed she was leaving Doctor Who on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw earlier this month.

"It will happen at some point this season," Jenna told Grimmy.

"It's been in the works for a very long time."

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