Corey Taylor just confirmed that not only will Slipknot be putting out an album in 2019 but we can also expect the the bands new release to be as heavy as their 2001 classic, Iowa.
Iowa is pretty much Slipknot's best album. Recorded during a dark time in the band's career it is called one of the most twisted albums to ever go platinum, and it did so in just one month after its release.
Taylor also compares the album to the .5: Gray Chapter in which the songs were about dealing with the death of founding bassist Paul Gray. Taylor says that Slipknot's (six six) sixth album will delve even deeper into the abyss.
“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,” Taylor tells Kerrang. “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.”
The vocalist continues, “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.”
Watch Taylor's interview with Kerrang here: