Slipknot are working on “cool stuff”, says Corey Taylor

The Slipknot frontman’s given an album update, and says his new mask will be “disturbing”…

Slipknot are working on “cool stuff”, says Corey Taylor
Nick Ruskell

Corey Taylor has given another update on the progress of Slipknot’s seventh album, and says he’s “feeling pretty rad” about it. Talking to Des Moines radio station Lazer 103.3, the frontman explained that wheels are on the track and work is moving on the follow-up to 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind.

"We've got a bunch of really cool stuff, man," he told them. "It was something that we just kind of started kicking around, obviously, in quarantine. And Clown hit me up, he was, like, 'Hey, we're gonna start working on some music. Are you down?' I was, like, 'Absolutely. Start sending me some stuff, and we'll start figuring it out.'

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“So they started putting together some rad music, man – really cool stuff that made me start thinking outside my own box and challenging myself,” he continues. “And it was cool, 'cause I got excited again about exploring some different stuff and not just being so driven in my own thing, but thinking outside, trying to tell other people's stories again. And that's kind of where I'm going with this new Slipknot album – trying to tell other people's stories and not just my own. And it's feeling pretty rad, man. I can't wait for people to hear it."

He also continued with his previously stated promise that his new mask will be his scariest yet.

"It's important for it to be a reflection of who we are in that music. And I can tell you that the mask I'm working on is very disturbing,” he says. “It's gonna be hard to look at. And it'll probably be my favourite mask that I've ever put together. It's little bits and pieces of things that have intrigued me, of masks that I've had in the past. And it's gonna have a devil-may-care kind of terror to it, let's put it that way."

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