Slipknot still ‘considering their future’ after Paul Gray’s death

Corey Taylor says 'it's too soon' to predict the band's future

Slipknot are still considering their future after the recent death of bassist Paul Gray.

Singer Corey Taylor has admitted that, although the band are talking, it is still unclear whether they will carry on in the wake of Gray’s death.

“It’s too soon right now, but we’re still talking, all of us are talking and everthing’s good but we’ll see,” he told Zane Lowe.

His words echo guitarist Jim Roots, who recently revealed the band were in mourning and their future is undecided.

Gray, who passed away in May, was the victim of a lethal combination of morphine and the narcotic painkiller fentanyl – both injectable substances.

Taylor is currently recording a new album ‘Audio Secrecy’ – due for release on September 7 – with his other band Stone Sour in Nashville, but told that sessions were disrupted by the recent floods in the area, which left over 30 people dead.

“The floods hit midway through and I wasn’t even in Nashville,” he said. “Nobody called me, nobody told me and I was catching a flight back with my wife and we stopped off in Memphis. We ran over to a TV and there were aerial shots of the Grand Ole Opry just decimated.”

He continued: “We got back to Nashville and it was flooded around the house, but it wasn’t really affected. But all the neighbourhoods were and it was just crazy. I’m driving by and people are literally in boats paddling into their houses.”

Taylor plays this weekend’s Sonisphere Festival (July 30 to August 1), see NME.COM for reports straight from the site.