Enlarge ...but we still have no idea when the next Slipknot album will actually come out.

Slipknot Plan to Start Writing Their Next Album in Early 2017

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Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan is currently making the rounds promoting his feature film directing debut, Officer Downe, which is available now on demand from basically every video streaming service*. As part of these promotional efforts, he recently spoke to Rolling Stone, mostly about the movie, but also about stuff you actually care about — like the next Slipknot album.

From the article:

“[Crahan] has a plan to get together with Slipknot guitarist Jim Root in early February and start writing new music – ‘because we want to write,’ Crahan adds – and they’ll leave the date they actually go back into the studio up in the air.”

Unfortunately, that “up in the air” studio time means we really have no idea when we’ll actually get a new Slipknot album. But it seems worth noting that literally, without exception, every Slipknot album has taken longer to come out that one before it:

  • Slipknot (1999)
  • Iowa (2001)
  • Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses (2004)
  • All Hope is Gone (2008)
  • .5: The Gray Chapter (2014)

Granted, the band lost two members in-between the release of Hope and Gray, which almost certainly contributed to the amount of time it took to make the latter album. Still, I’d be pleasantly surprised if we got a new Slipknot album before 2019. I’m sure the other members of Slipknot all have things they want to do now that The Gray Chapter‘s touring cycle is over: Corey Taylor will go make another Stone Sour record, Sid Wilson get back to his collaboration with Limp Bizkit’s DJ Lethal, Chris Fehn will try to improve his handicap on the golf course, Mick Thomson will get some quality family-stabbing time in, and Craig Jones will stand completely motionless in storage until he’s called back into action. So don’t get your hopes up for a new Slipknot album anytime soon.

*Anyone seen it? Is it good, or are the critics right to knock it? I haven’t found time to sit down(e) and check it out yet.

[via The PRP]

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