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Speaking of Corey Taylor, He Says Slipknot Won’t Hit the Studio for Two Years

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Yesterday, Maggots across the globe got all hot n’ bothered when Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Slipknot’s abuser of empty beer kegs and the English language, revealed that he and ‘Knot guitarist Jim Root plan to start writing the new Slipknot album in February. Not to pay myself on the back, but when the news broke, I pointed out that every Slipknot album has taken longer to come out than the one before it, and “I’d be pleasantly surprised if we got a new Slipknot album before 2019.”

Now vocalist Corey Taylor (who we just named one of The 25 Most Important People in Metal) has explicitly said we’re not gonna get a new Slipknot album before 2019. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Taylor said…

It’s safe to assume that he means two years from when Clown and Root start writing, which would be February 2019 (’cause why bother to book studio time during the 2018 holiday season, right as everyone will be going home to spend time with their families?). I have no idea how long it will take the band to actually complete the album once recording commences, but it seems to me that the earliest the album would released would be late 2019. So, basically, three years from now. And that’s if they actually stick to this schedule, which I wouldn’t hold them to.

So, sorry to disappoint, but you’re gonna hafta keep being patient. The good news is, you now have that much more time to perfect your YouTube vocal cover of “Killpop.” Yay!

[via Rock Feed]

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