Gibson.com has reported that Slipknot fans should be able to expect a new record from the heavy metal band in 2013
When speaking with Kerrang, Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan said the band needs to wrap up their current tour and take time to recover from the death of Paul Gray, Slipknot’s bassist who passed away in 2010, before recording the new record.
After that, we’ll probably take some time off… It could be a month, it could be a couple of months, maybe even a year… After that time, I’ll be over the immediate grieving process for Paul. I’ll never be alright with it, but that’s going to be enough time to get focused.”
As for the direction of the new record Crahan likened it to a positive version of 2001s Iowa
The next album, it’s going to be serious. I feel that it will be a lot like Iowa, but it’ll be ‘for’ things, rather than ‘against’ them. Iowa was against everything, even ourselves. But this next record, this will be for ourselves, for Paul, for his family.
Slipknot will be appearing at this yea’s Soundwavve as well as playing a couple of sideshow while in Australia.
Slipknot Australian Tour 2012 – Soundwave Sidewaves
Monday 27th February – Entertainment Centre, Sydney
Thursday 1st March – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne