Let’s face it, when it comes to Slipknot there is always that apprehension of ‘Will they? Won’t they?’ sort of vibe on if they will do one more album. According to Corey Taylor though, 2019 will be the year the ‘Knot heads into the studio.
In an interview with Musik Universe, Corey opens up about the foreseeable future of Slipknot and that he is currently penning lyrics to three songs whilst on tour with Stone Sour.
The vocalist had this to say about the new songs the band has been sending him “It’s awesome, it’s everything i want it to be” he also adds “I’ve been sent about six songs now and they are really, really good and just in that demo form”
“I’m actually writing lyrics for three of them as we speak, and it’s dark, it’s really dark and it’s probably the most autobiographical I have been in years, just for the fact that I’ve been through a lot the past few years, and I’ve been sitting on a lot, so i’m writing from a stand point of where I am now, instead of where I was” he continues “Now, i’m writing it from the stand point of a man who has been through a lot, not just a young man but an older man and try to figure things out“.
He goes on to confirm that the plan for the follow up to .5: The Gray Chapter is on it’s way “Next year, absolutely next year, sometime in that year (2019) we will definitely be finish writing it, record it and be ready to go on the road“. Get ready to get your pre-orders in then!
In the same interview Corey also offers his thoughts on Shawn Crahan aka Clown potentially calling it a day after the next album.
“We all kind of say that, I’ve said it in the past, it’s been something we’ve always said, not in a negative way, when we get to the point when we physically can’d do Slipknot the way we want to do it, we’ll stop and for some of us, the years of being in Slipknot has taken it’s toll“. Unsurprising when you look at some of their past live performances, especially the earlier you go, the more insane the on stage antics get.
“If that was his (Clown’s) decision, I wouldn’t do Slipknot without him, absolutely not, for me, it’s been tough to continue the way we have, we’ve done it out of necessity, without Clown there is a certain mentality that goes in to Slipknot, and he started it, he’s always been the vision for this band, and without that it crumbles“.
You can watch the full interview here: