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Corey Taylor Says New Slipknot Album Coming in Spring 2022

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Following the release of a standalone single in October, “The Chapeltown Rag,” Slipknot are hard at work on finishing up their next album. In a new interview, frontman Corey Taylor has provided another glimpse into when fans can expect to hear that album, which the band has been recording since the beginning of this year.

Speaking to HardDrive Radio host Lou Brutus (as transcribed by Metal Hammer), Corey said he was currently working on putting the finishing touches on some of his vocals, explaining, “I’m redoing one [song] that I wasn’t happy with.” After that, he said the plan is to “go back through and do punch-up[s] on anything that I’m just not feeling,” referring to the process of selectively re-recording isolated parts of songs.

He continued by sketching out a timeline, saying, “The goal right now — and I don’t wanna talk out of turn — the goal is to get it ready for mix [in] January so we can get it out two or three months after.”

Unless Slipknot have some kind of major “in” with a vinyl production facility, unfortunately it seems that Corey may have, in fact, spoken out of turn: vinyl production times are currently in the 8-10 month range due to the now-familiar supply chain issues, meaning that even if the mix is done in January and the master turned around immediately after, September is likely the earliest they’d be able to have vinyl out. They could just release the album digitally first and vinyl later, of course, but I doubt they’ll wanna do that.

We will, naturally, keep you all posted. In the meantime, jam “The Chapeltown Rag” below.

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