Good news, maggots – Corey Taylor reveals when you can expect the new Slipknot album

"The best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud"

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has shared an update on progress on the band’s long-awaited new album – revealing that fans can expect it next year.

Amid fears from fans that the next Slipknot album could be their last, Taylor has told Billboard that the band are working through a wealth of new material.

“The guys are writing tons of music and I’ve written lyrics to almost all of it,” he said. “We’re going to start trying to put together demos here and there with the time off that I have and really try to get ahead of the curve as far as what happens next.”

Taylor added: “I know that we’re gonna try and put an album out next year – however, that is all speculation. The best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud. So I’m just going with the flow. The plan right now is next year but that is a huge plan because we still haven’t narrowed anything down, so we will definitely see what happens.”

Meanwhile, Slipknot recently spoke to NME about what to expect from the record.

“I will give you this – we have decided to do things differently,” Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan told NME. “Our label had been bought and sold, people who used to give me advice are gone now, we’re still standing. We’re not going to wait around for Corey Taylor to say that he’s ready, no one’s going to wait for me to finish directing a movie, the same thing goes if someone wants to go out on tour with someone else.”

He added: “The future is very exciting because it’s the sixth record. The number ‘six’, besides being my personal number in Slipknot, is biblically, in computers, in maths, in whatever – the number six is a very important and structured number.”