November 3, 2011 17:12
Corey Taylor: 'Slipknot's next album will be about Paul Gray'
Frontman says the band will produce a 'very melancholy' fifth album
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has said that the band's next studio album will be entirely inspired by their former bassist Paul Gray.
The band re-released their 10th anniversary edition of their second album 'Iowa' on Monday (October 31) and Taylor has said that though a return to the studio isn’t imminent, it will happen and when it does, the follow-up to 2008's 'All Hope Is Gone' will be inspired by Gray, who died of a suspected overdose last June.
He told Billboard about the prospect of a new Slipknot album: "We know that everything we do on that album is going to be about Paul. It's going to be very melancholy. It's going to be a more saddened form of rage when it does happen, and it'll be a whole path that we've never gone down before."
The singer added that he is "not as anxious to make a new album as maybe certain people in the band are. It just makes more sense to try and figure things out before we try to get into a studio. I don't want to risk losing what we've built because somebody's trying to prove a point."
Percussionist Shawn Crahan also said that a record is not close to happening yet, but that all the band are writing new material in any case.
There's no talk of a new record, but there's a lot of stuff that everybody's got. Everybody's got ideas and everybody's writing, but it won't happen until we get together as a band and have a big discussion about what it is we want to accomplish. We lost a very important piece of our enigma, and we're not going to get together and bust through it just to bust through it because everybody wants us to.
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