Slipknot set to start work on fourth album

Plus masked men announce festival plans

Slipknot are set to begin working on their fourth album.

The group said that they are set to get into the studio in January of 2008.

Drummer Joey Jordison said that the CD was likely to be released in the spring.

He explained: “We’ll probably start touring a month of so before the album comes out, kind of the same way we did the Jagermeister Tour’ before ’Vol. 3’ came out (in 2004).”

He added the band then expected to widen their tour in the summer.

“So we’ll something like that as well and we’re looking at right now doing some European festivals next year but nothing’s in stone yet,” he said. “You know, there’s still some things to be worked out, but the main thing is, you know, the fans should know that there will be another Slipknot record.”

Jordison has spent the year touring for Korn while two other members of SlipknotCorey Taylor and Jim Root – were on the road with Stone Sour.