Image for Slipknot’s New Album Will Be “‘Iowa’ Levels Of Heavy”, Says Corey TaylorCorey Taylor Performing With Slipknot @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 2016 / Photo: Rebecca Reid

Slipknot’s New Album Will Be “‘Iowa’ Levels Of Heavy”, Says Corey Taylor

Written by Emmy Mack on June 23, 2018

Maggot master Corey Taylor has dished a froth-worthy update on the next Slipknot album.

Appearing at a Q&A session hosted by Kerrang!, the frontman revealed that the band’s follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter is shaping up to be one of the Masked Ones’ heaviest records yet.

“We have 16 songs written right now and they are fucking dangerous,” he reveals. “I loved .5, but this album, to me, makes .5 look like nobody’s business. This is Iowa levels of heavy. And I have to go out and tour this shit at my age – I can feel those songs in my back!”

CT also confirmed that the LP should hopefully be out next year, adding that he’s “really, really excited” about it and has been talking to the rest of the band “all the time”.

“Some of you know, but I’ll just make it official right now: we are working on a new album,” he confirms.

“It’s only in the demo stages right now, however we have very serious, tentative plans – and I say that because the best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud – to go into the studio at the beginning of next year and get this fucking going.”

“…So be prepared for 2019, which, weirdly, is the 20th anniversary of our first album,” he continues. “Shit’s about to get fucking real again! So take that as you will.”

Hopefully that means their next Aussie tour won’t be too far off either then?

 

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