Okay, what is Slipknot up to? The band has a fall tour in the works and have been teasing in recent months the possibility of releasing some new material. Corey Taylor is letting the rumor mill fly with his recent comments in an interview with Kerrang!.
“Slipknot is booked to tour America end of September.” Taylor tells the UK mag (you can watch the clip below.” “We are booked to go out. And we haven’t heard anything yet that it’s different. And we talk to [concert promoter] Live Nation every week. We’re up to date on all of the different restrictions, not only in the [various U.S.] states, but federally. We’re, obviously, keeping an eye on everything and kind of going from there.”
Then, Taylor dropped the bomb. “Other than that, right now, there’s some stuff brewing that I can’t talk about, but it’s massive. I can say this: you will hear about it probably in the next month or so, let’s put it that way.”
In an October 2020 interview with Good Company, Taylor teased the band was considering putting out a new album in 2021, which would be their final for Roadrunner Records.
“The plan right now with Slipknot is to try and a) finish up the touring next year, and b) we’re thinking about kind of putting another album out maybe next year,” he said. “But I don’t know. I don’t know what the plan is yet. I just know that we all kind of feel like there’s unfinished business and we wanna finish that out before we do anything. But I know that we were talking about doing it, ’cause we only have one album left on our contract [with our record label].”
One month later, Clown dropped some hints in an interview saying “Right now is kind of an interesting time,” Clown said. “We’re taking this time to write some new music. So for the last week, we’ve been just having a good time, eating a lot of food and writing God music. So we’re having a good time.”
The Slipknot founder continued “Since everybody’s taken a lot of time off, we thought we’d utilize it by getting together and do what we probably do best, which is write music.”
“So it’s been good, because there’s no pressure. It’s not like we have to. We’re doing it ’cause we want to. And it’s just been a blessing, because boredom can set in. And I know all of us in the world are going crazy, so we’re really lucky to be able to be together and do what we love most.”
When asked to predict what Corey Taylor’s vocals to be about, Clown didn’t want to make any assumptions. “We don’t usually speak for Corey, or whatever, but I can imagine that anything that affects him and affects us and affects you will be included,” said Clown. “To the extent, I don’t know how blatant it will be, I don’t know, but we are all living this, and everybody’s involved. I wouldn’t really know what what road [Corey] is gonna be going down or information that he wants to spread. I’m not sure. We’re not quite there yet.”
Taylor offered some insight to That Jamieson Show previously saying “I was just talking to Clown the other day about what we should… ‘Cause we’re obviously thinking about what the next album could be like. And he’s in this trippy place, dude, which is rad. I love it when he’s in this crazy mindset, because I know I’m gonna hear stuff that I’ve never heard before. He’s so goddamn creative, and that inspires Jim [Root]. And all the tumblers really start to fall. So it’s pretty rad. I can’t wait.”
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