Slipknot Aim For Summer 2019 Album And Tour
Some very exciting news to kick off the week: Slipknot are aiming for a summer 2019 release for their new album, and are planning a massive world tour alongside it.
Speaking with Resurrection Fest TV, frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that the metal titans have 20 songs that they’ve demoed, and as long as they can get into the studio early next year, it’ll be full steam ahead for a summer of the ’Knot.
“…It all depends on when we get in the studio,” he says. “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.
“Right now, we have 20 songs that we’ve demoed. And they are really, really good. So 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. It’s something that we’re really trying to think of: giving the audience more, giving the fans more of us.
“But it’s gotta make sense – it’s gotta be Slipknot. It can’t just be something that throw out there because we can; it’s gotta have art, it’s gotta have content, it’s gotta have passion to it.”
Watch the interview below:
A couple of months back, Corey recently stopped by K! HQ to tell us the following:
“I have fantastic news. 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:
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