By Thomas Cowley
The heavy metal band Slipknot has experience some trying times since their last album, All Hope Is Gone in 2008. In the nearly six years since their last studio album, Slipknot has been on a hiatus, had member Joey Jordison leave the band, and suffer the tragic death of bassist and friend Paul Gray. Needless to say it was a tumultuous time for the band.
Fortunately, it looks as if things are starting to straighten themselves out. In a recent interview with Front Row Live Entertainment, singer and frontman Corey Taylor said that at the moment, everything is moving forward for Slipknot. “I actually left the studio to come right down here. So it’s a matter of time, trust me. It’s gonna be rad…Everything is going exactly how it needs to go. So it’s gonna be really awesome.”
When Pop Culture Madness asked about the direction of the new album, Taylor said “I will say that, at the moment, right now, it feels like a great mesh of ‘Iowa’ and ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’. You’ve got the gorgeous melodies and the artistic direction of ‘Vol. 3’ and then you’ve got the absolute brutality of ‘Iowa’. And I think people are gonna lose their minds when they hear it.”
Taylor also shows no concern over the fact that the band has not put out an album since 2008. “The good thing is we’ve always been writing, so there’s a ton of stuff that we’re pretty stoked on. It’s exactly what you want it to be.”
The upcoming album is expected to be released sometime near the end of this year.