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New Slipknot Album Tentatively Slated for 2021

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Each new Slipknot album to date has taken one year longer to be released than the one which preceded it. It was two years in-between Slipknot and Iowa, three years in-between Iowa and Vol. 3, four years in-between Vol. 3 and All Hope is Gone, and six years in-between All Hope is Gone and The Gray Chapter. (We can forgive them skipping one additional year on account of the death of bassist Paul Gray.) And if you were hoping their next album would come any sooner, well… don’t bank on it! This quote is from a new interview RockSverige.se conducted with vocalist Corey Taylor:

“We’re gonna finish touring and then we’re gonna take a couple of years off again to, kind of, let everything chill. I’m gonna go do my thing, [and] everybody else’s gonna go, kind of, do their thing. I know Clown’s [percussion] got movies that he wants to make, which is very cool. He just wrapped his first feature a couple of months ago, which I’m pretty stoked for him about. So everybody is gonna, kind of, do their thing, and then, in a couple of years, we’ll get back together and see what happens again. Kind of what we used to do… Before we lost [SLIPKNOT bassist] Paul [Gray], that’s what we would do: we would go [pursue other projects] for a while and then we would get back together after a couple of years and say, like, ‘All right. What have we got now?’ So I think that’s what we’re gonna do.”

So we can deduce that, depending on whether or not the band decides to try and get back the year they lost, their next album will be out sometime between 2019 and 2021.

Obviously, I’m exaggerating for effect, but all kidding aside — the band has tour dates through October, so “a couple of years” would have them coming back together sometime around 2017, and they’d still have to write and record the record, and then they need some lead time because they’re a big enough band to still be in the pages of full color magazines (which take two months to produce), sooo… realistically, the soonest we’ll get a new Slipknot album is 2018.

Okay so I actually wasn’t exaggerating that much.

That’s a bummer, but taking a long time in-between record cycles is one of the benefits of being in a really successful band. And in Slipknot’s case, the wait has always been worth it. So, hey, at least they’re not like Metallica, who take forever to make a new album and then foist total shit on people.

[via Metal Insider]

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