Corey Taylor Confirms New Slipknot Album Will Arrive This Year
No longer must we speculate or talk in terms of “goals” or hopes for the new year: The Inventor of Sliced Bread Itself, Sir Corey Taylor, has said that a new Slipknot album WILL arrive in 2022.
In a rare Twitter post — the once-active poster swore off social media in 2019 — Taylor included a new Slipknot album on a list of planned activities for 2022:
“Big Shit Coming, 2022 edition: ZvN updates, SK album, secret ‘homecoming’ plans, etc. Stay Tuned! ‘Hold On To Your Butts’- Franklin D. Roosevelt”
ZvN is shorthand for Zombie Versus Ninja, the “gonzo horror comedy” Taylor has been working on, while the “secret homecoming plans” are anyone’s guess; another Knotfest Iowa, perhaps? A series of small club shows?
Slipknot began recording new material at the beginning of 2021. In December, Corey said he was 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. A standalone single, “The Chapeltown Rag,” arrived in October.
We will keep you all apprised of all things Slipknot, naturally.