Ahead of the Kerrang! Awards 2018, we invited Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor over to K! HQ to answer a bunch of questions, launching the first of our In Conversation With series.
As well as discussing everything from Doctor Who to, um, colouring books, Corey – who will receive the Kerrang! Legend Award in association with Marshall Amplification tonight – also revealed how things are coming along with the highly-anticipated follow-up to .5: The Gray Chapter, letting maggots know that we should be expecting something "fucking dangerous".
“I have fantastic news,” he says. “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.”
Watch our full chat with Corey below: