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Slipknot will record new album next year

By | Published on Friday 4 May 2012


Slipknot will begin work on their fifth album, the follow-up to 2008’s ‘All Hope Is Gone’, next year, the band’s DJ Sid Wilson has told NME.

Plans to record were put on hold after the death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010, and for a time there was some dispute amongst band members about the entire future of the project. Despite assurances from some in the group that they would continue to record together again, frontman Corey Taylor remained reticent, saying that festival shows last summer were “dipping the toe in the water to see what happens”.

But Wilson says now that following their upcoming performances as part of this year’s Mayhem touring festival and Taylor’s pending tour with his other band, Stone Sour, they will get back to the studio.

Wilson said: “We’ve got Mayhem Festival this summer and, after we break for winter and Stone Sour are done with their tour, we’ll be back in the kitchen with Slipknot. Actually before Stone Sour finish touring we’ll be in the studio preparing for Corey’s return, keeping the irons hot”.

He added: “It’ll be tough, it won’t be easy, but Slipknot’s the biggest thing in all of our lives, and we’re always going to come back to it. We’re going to get it done. I’m excited and I’m ready to do it. I’m sick of hearing people talk, it’s time for action. When we come together, it’s badass; we need to harness that energy of the live shows. When we come together like we always do, it’s going to be brutal”.