Corey Taylor: Slipknot to Start ‘Major’ Work on New Album in March
A new Slipknot album is becoming more and more of a reality, as frontman Corey Taylor has revealed in a new interview with Kerrang (excerpted by NME) that the band will begin major work on the disc in March.
Taylor confirmed that the band has 17 new demos that they’re taking into the studio to work on for their next disc. He added, “I can say that, to me — and this is only my opinion — it’s a cross between ‘Iowa’ and ‘Volume 3,’ but that’s honestly just scratching the surface. I think fans are going to be very, very excited when they hear this stuff.”
He went on to add, “I’ve written lyrics for everything that we have right now and it’s feeling pretty good. It feels like the story of the band so far, which is a totally different take on what I’ve been used to writing with Slipknot, but I think because of everything we’ve been through, it’s time to tell that story. It’s going to be everything you want in a Slipknot album, and everything you wouldn’t expect.”
This, of course, will be a different Slipknot than the one that released 2008’s ‘All Hope Is Gone’ album. In the time since, the band’s bassist, Paul Gray, died in 2010 of a drug overdose, while the group parted ways with longtime drummer Joey Jordison late last year. Aside from the other core members of the band, it is not known if anyone else is joining the group in the recording sessions.