Shawn Crahan confirms Slipknot will record another album

Percussionist says the band's next album will be 'sadder and crazier'

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Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan has confirmed that the band have plans to record another studio album.

The band, and in particular frontman Corey Taylor, have been non-committal about the prospect of the band recording a follow-up to their 2008 album 'All Hope Is Gone' after the death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010, but Crahan has now said it will happen.

Crahan, who released an album as part of side project The Black Dots Of Death earlier this year, said that whenever the band's fifth album is recorded, he believes it will be sonically similar to their second LP 'Iowa'.

Asked by Kerrang! about the band's future plans, Crahan replied: "There's plans [to make another record] but that's a way off. No-one will push it, because it's going to be a big one. It'll be closer to 'Iowa', but it'll be sadder and crazier. And really thought provoking, it could even be conceptual".

He continued:

We're still taking some time to reflect on our brother [Gray]. Everybody needs to be collecting thoughts so they can get it out and no-one has really had time to collect thoughts yet. But we're the fucking 'Knot. And when we come out, you'll know your band is done.

Slipknot release a 10th anniversary edition of their 2001 album 'Iowa' on October 31.

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