The guitarist is still riding high on the success of last year’s critically-acclaimed comeback effort, .5: The Gray Chapter, which was six years in the making. But he doesn’t want to wait that long between albums again.
“We haven’t been able to do two albums back-to-back since our first one and Iowa,” Root tells the Des Moines Register in his native Iowa.
“We’re at a point in our career where the band is on top of its game. If we take two years or however long away, who knows if we could come back? Someone might decide they want direct or write, or other bands’ projects might take priority.”
The ‘knot axeman adds that he’s planning for the best, while expecting the worst. “I started writing again – hopefully the songs will be on a new Slipknot record. If not, I’ll find something else to do with them.”
Slipknot were in Australia earlier this year to headline Soundwave 2015, and they’re about to head to the UK to perform at the juggernaut Download festival.
Meanwhile, frontman Corey Taylor recently ranked all of Slipknot’s albums from worst to best. Check out his definitive list below.
Gallery: Corey Taylor Ranks Slipknot’s Entire Discography
Gallery: Slipknot @ Soundwave 2015, Melbourne / Photos By Brett Schewitz