Future of metal giants looked uncertain following departure of drummer Joey Jordison
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has denied that the metal band are on the verge of splitting.
The future of Slipknot had come into question in recent weeks following the departure of drummer, and founder member, Joey Jordison in December. It was revealed last month that the drummer had parted ways with the group, citing “personal reasons” as the motivation behind his departure. However, Jordison subsequently released a statement in which he claimed he did not “abandon” the group.
In a tweet posted before Jordison’s statement was revealed, Corey Taylor gave firm assurance that Slipknot will continue without their drummer. The frontman tweeted: “For those who think The Knot are falling apart, you are greatly and sadly mistaken. Bring On 2014. Great Things Are Coming. Stay Tuned.”
For those who think The Knot are falling apart, you are greatly and sadly mistaken.
Bring On 2014.
Great Things Are Coming.
— The Boogie Knight (@CoreyTaylorRock) December 29, 2013
In June 2013, Slipknot dropped hints that they will be returning with new material in the near future as they headlined the opening night of Download Festival. The band’s last album ‘All Hope Is Gone’ was released in 2008 before bassist Paul Gray’s death, and they have never confirmed that they will be recording another LP.