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MR: Now, you have a new album, Audio Secrecy. This is your third album, right?
CT: Yeah, it's the third album, and the third time's a charm, hopefully. It just came out, and we're all pretty ecstatic, we're pretty stoked.
MR: Yeah, I heard that this thing is charting pretty well.
CT: Yeah, it's a bit of a slow burner, but I think it's going to be great. This is just a phenomenal album, top to bottom. People are really digging it, and everything has been really good.
MR: Your last album had a number one hit on it, "Through Glass." How did that feel?
CT: It was weird, man. Honestly, it was like, "Really?" We knew that "Through Glass" was a special tune, and that it was going to do well, but we had no idea that it was going to go to number one. So, when it did, we were all just like, "Wow, really? That's awesome." It's just proof positive that you can never underestimate this band. Just when you think you've got us figured out, we come up with something spectacular, and this new album is no different. It's got a lot of killer tunes on it, and it's looking like it's going to be even bigger than the last album.
MR: People know you from Stone Sour and Slipknot, obviously, but they also know you from your version of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game."
CT: Yeah, we did a cover of that about three years ago, and we put it on the special edition. People really, really dug it. It's a great cover and one of my favorite songs, actually.
MR: I read that you recorded this Audio Secrecy under strange circumstances, in Nashville at the time of the flood.
CT: Yeah, we were there. The flood happened, basically, right in the middle of the recording process. We had already been there for a couple of months, and it was just one of those things that kind of came out of nowhere. Honestly, it was kind of good because we didn't really get hit by the flood very much; our house wasn't affected and the studio wasn't affected. At the same time, I tried to go out of my way to make sure that we could get the word out that there were different organizations trying to help people that were affected by the flood. So, in that way, we were kind of trying to just pitch in and help out since we were sort of living there at the time. There's still a lot to be done, but it's looking like things are starting to get a little better down there.
MR: What's unfortunate is that Nashville's flooding was virtually an ignored story.
CT: Yeah, basically. You have to realize that it happened right around the same time as the Gulf oil spill happened, and it really kind of got swept under the carpet. So, it was important to me to get the word out, and make sure that people knew what was going on and that they could help.