Backing up the previous news we’ve heard, Slipknot will be heading back into the studio in early 2013, to record their first album since the death of bass player Paul Gray, according to an interview with the band’s DJ Sid Wilson. Their last album All Hope Is Gone was released in 2008. Many wondered how long, or if, a new album would come after Gray’s passing, but the group are clearly ready to move on.
Wilson spoke to NME, saying that the plan is to head into the studio after frontman Corey Taylor has finished working with his other group Stone Sour.
“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.”
Talking about the idea of recording again after the period of time between the two albums, he says: “It’ll be tough, it won’t be easy, Slipknot’s the biggest thing in all of our lives, but 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.”
Slipknot were out here recently on the Soundwave 2012 lineup; check our Sid’s crowd jump at the final Perth leg of the tour.