Despite losing bassist Paul Gray to an apparent morphine overdose in 2010, and firing founding drummer Joey Jordison late last year, Slipknot are heading back into the studio to record their first new album since 2008’s All Hope Is Gone.
While what seems to be a media blackout is in place now, we do have a few details from frontman Corey Taylor. According to Classic Rock Magazine, he told Kerrang that 17 songs have been written, to be recorded and released this year.
It feels like the story of the band so far, which is a totally different take on what I’ve been used to writing with Slipknot. But I think, because of everything we’ve been through, it’s time to tell that story.
The sessions are set to begin this weekend or early next week.
Also, in case you missed it, Corey Taylor is among an amazing list of contributors to Reed Mullin and Mike Dean’s Teenage Time Killer project, along with Dave Grohl, Nick Oliveri, Keith Morris, Neil Fallon, Max Cavalera, Pepper Keenan, Randy Blythe, Tommy Victor, Doyle, Karl Agell, Tony Foresta, and Phil Rind.