Slipknot are celebrating the 19th anniversary of their self-titled album with a new merch line. You can check out what they have to offer HERE.
During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Corey Taylor offered an update on the new Slipknot album. According to him, the band are currently in the demo phase with 16 songs written, and the new material is “‘Iowa’ levels of heavy.”
Here’s what Taylor had to say:
“I have fantastic news. Some of you know, but I’ll just make it official right now: we are working on a new album. It’s only in the demo stages right now, however we have very serious, tentative plans – and I say that because the best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud – to go into the studio at the beginning of next year and get this fucker going.
We have 16 songs written right now, and they are fucking dangerous. I loved .5 [The Gray Chapter], but this album, to me, makes .5 look like nobody’s business. This is Iowa levels of heavy. And I have to go out and tour this shit at my age – I can feel those songs in my back! I am really, really excited about it, and I talk to the guys in Slipknot all the time. I talk to Clown either every day, or every other day.
I’ve been talking to Jim, V-man, Jay, Mick, Craig, Chris, Sid. We’re all really, really, really excited about this stuff, and it’s coming together really fucking well. So be prepared for 2019 – which, weirdly, is the 20th anniversary of our first album. Shit’s about to get fucking real again! So take that as you will.”
During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Corey Taylor offered some insight into the lyrical content of the new Slipknot songs he has been working on. According to him, they are “some of the best [he’s] ever written,” and that “it’s probably the most [he’s] shared in years.”
Here’s what Taylor had to say [via Loudwire]:
“Well, it’s been a heavy couple of years for me personally. So I’m working out some things, personally for myself, which has been great. I’ve been able to grab ahold of some of the depression that I’ve been fighting and formulate the way that I want to describe it. So some of these lyrics are, to me, some of the best I’ve ever written. It’s probably the most I’ve shared in years.
Hearing some of the guys in Slipknot read and react to some of the lyrics that I’ve been writing has been fantastic. I know Clown was like, just blown away by how open and raw it all felt. It felt like the old days. It felt like the beginning when it was just – we were the wound and the fans were the scabs. Trying to get it to heal and we were all trying to heal together. That’s what this kind of feels like.
It’s been great watching the process and getting involved with the process, finally. Hearing the music that Clown and Jim and Jay and Alex and everybody else in the band has been really working on, and being able to listen to it with fresh ears and come at it from different standpoints has been really fulfilling. It’s been really, really good.”
Slipknot have posted a live video of “Before I Forget” from their “Day Of The Gusano” documentary. That effort was released last October.
During a recent interview with Billboard, Corey Taylor offered an update on the new Slipknot album. He says he has written lyrics for almost all the music his bandmates have sent him and that they are hoping to release the effort in 2019.
Here’s Taylor’s full statement:
“The guys are writing tons of music and I’ve written lyrics to almost all of it and we’re going to start trying to put together demos here and there with the time off that I have and really try to get ahead of the curve as far as what happens next. I know that we’re gonna try and put an album out next year — however, that is all speculation.
The best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud. So I’m just going with the flow. The plan right now is next year but that is a huge plan because we still haven’t narrowed anything down, so we will definitely see what happens.”
Corey Taylor previously said he was working on new Slipknot material, and now he has shared a photo of himself writing lyrics. You can check that out via the below Instagram post: