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Corey Taylor Says the New Slipknot Album Will Be “Iowa Levels of Heavy;” Band Set to Enter the Studio in Early 2019

  • Axl Rosenberg

Kerrang! recently caught up with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, and he told them… well, here, just read what he told them for yourself:

“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.”

I love Corey Taylor and I’m inclined to take him at his word, but I wonder if he realizes how high he just set the bar by breaking out the Iowa comparison. That was the last album where Taylor didn’t bring any of his Stone Sour sensitive side to the table, and it remains a beast seventeen years after its release. Does Slipknot have it in ’em to make another record of such staggering chaos and brutality? I guess we’ll find out next year…

[via Lambgoat]

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