Slipknot last released an album four years ago with, .5: The Gray Chapter, which catapulted to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 within the first week of its release, which marks the second Slipknot album to receive that accomplishment. Touring last in support of this album on a co-headlining tour with Korn, the band even nominated for several Grammy awards as well on this cycle.

The album did wonders for the band and we couldn’t be more stoked on the news that Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said in a recent interview with Spain’s Resurrection Fest TV, he said: 

“…It all depends on when we get in the studio. Right now, the plan is for us to be in the studio early next year — like, first couple of months next year. So, a couple of months to get that going, a couple of months to get production, new masks, new outfits, new everything. And hopefully be able to come and start touring in the summer when the album comes out.”

During the interview, Taylor also talked about new music, saying that the 20 demoes are done:

“They are really, really good,” said Taylor. “It’ll just come down to which ones come out the best, and we take that, we make the album out of that, put the album out. However, the way we’re talking right now, we’re trying to find ways that everyone can hear all the songs. So we’ll put the album out, and then maybe we’ll release something after that.”

In addition to a new album, Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan hinted that the band will also find a way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their self-titled breakout album next year saying:

“We thought it would be cool to make some art on many different levels for the planet, We’ve been gone long enough and I think it’s time people understand what’s really happening, so we’re putting together a little something something for the 20th anniversary.”

So, lookout 2019, Slipknot will be taking over and the new record is said to reach “Iowa levels of heavy.” We couldn’t be excited on the new music and tour coming for us in 2019! Stay tuned for updates and more details.

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