Slipknot to begin ‘major work’ on new album in March

Frontman Corey Taylor says, 'It's going to be everything you want in a Slipknot album'

Slipknot will begin “major” work on their new album in March, with frontman Corey Taylor confirming that the band have 17 demos to take into the studio.

The US metal band are to start work on their next record following the recent departure of drummer Joey Jordison. The founder member quit the band in December, raising questions about their future, but frontman Corey Taylor subsequently denied that the band were splitting up.

Now, in a new interview with Kerrang!, Taylor says Slipknot will begin recording in March and promised fans a mix of two of their most-loved albums. “I can say that, to me – and this is only my opinion – it’s a cross between ‘Iowa’ and ‘Volume 3…’, but that’s honestly just scratching the surface,” says Taylor. “I think the fans are going to be very, very excited when they hear this stuff.”

Taylor goes on to say: “I’ve written lyrics for everything that we have right now and it’s feeling pretty good. It feels like the story of the band so far, which is a totally different take on what I’ve been used to writing with Slipknot, but I think because of everything we’ve been through, it’s time to tell that story. It’s going to be everything you want in a Slipknot album, and everything you wouldn’t expect.”

When Jordison parted ways with the group he cited “personal reasons” as his motivation, and subsequently released a statement in which he claimed he did not “abandon” the group.

Last June, Slipknot dropped hints that they would be returning with new material 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.