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Corey Taylor: Slipknot will release new music in the next month or so”

Corey Taylor says that Slipknot’s new album – the follow-up to 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind – is probably about 80 per cent done”, with a new single coming very soon…

BEST. NEWS. EVER! Corey Taylor has confirmed that, with a new Slipknot album in the works, the Iowa metal legends will be releasing its first single in the next month or so”, before they then launch the record.

Speaking on The Eddie Trunk Podcast (via MetalInjection), Corey teases of the new Knot album: It’s pretty much done. I’d say it’s probably about 80 per cent done. We’re finishing up some music, [and] I’ve got a couple more songs to sing. 

However, I will say this: don’t be surprised if in the next month or so you hear something new.”

Read this: 10 lesser known Slipknot songs that everyone needs to hear

The frontman also hints that the album’s lead single is more of a let’s bludgeon everybody and remind them why we’re still Slipknot’ kind of vibe”, which sounds absolutely perfect.

Listen to the full interview below:

Corey previously told 955KLOS in March 2021 that The Nine were dabbling in conceptual” waters with their new material.

Me and Clown have talked about something really, really cool, if we can pull it off,” he enthused. There’s a chance that it could be conceptual, if we can really do it right.

I mean, the music is brilliant. It expands on what we did with We Are Not Your Kind – it kind of blossoms from there – but the great thing is, it’s got not only that, but it’s got everything that you would want from a Slipknot project; there’s the heavy stuff, there’s the dark stuff, there’s the melodic stuff, there’s the weird stuff. We have so many different flavours that we can play with that, now, at this point, it’s just us kind of mixing and matching and seeing what excites us.

That’s all I can say for right now,” the frontman concluded. But I can tell you that it’s really, really good, man. We’re entering a realm that we’ve never been, and that, to us, is exciting – especially after all of these years. We pride ourselves on always being able to try and top ourselves, and if we can pull this off, this may be the ultimate top ourselves’.”

Catch Slipknot live at the following dates this year:

October 2021

8 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9 Hartford, CTXFINITY Theatre
10 Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
12 Camden, NJBB&T Pavilion
13 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
15 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
17 Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion
19 Tampa, FLMIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
20 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
22 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
23 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
24 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
26 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
28 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
29 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
30 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

November 2021

1 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
2 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
5 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium

And see them in Europe next year:

July 2022

15 Moscow Russia Park Live Festival
17 Kyiv Ukraine Upark Festival
20 Bucharest Romania Romexpo
21 Plovdiv Bulgaria Hills Of Rock
23 Athens Greece Release Festival
27 Graz Austria Messe Open Air
28 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena

August 2022

1 Geneva Switzerland Arena
3 Bratislava Slovakia Nepela Arena
5 Wacken Germany Wacken Open Air
7 Gdansk Poland Ergo Arena
11 Tallinn Estonia Saku Suurhall
15 Malmö Sweden Arena

Read this: The 20 greatest Slipknot songs – ranked

Posted on October 7th 2021, 4:50p.m.
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