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Slipknot‘s highly anticipated sixth album is already in the works, and frontman Corey Taylor is sharing more insight of when they’re going to release it.

The singer took to Twitter to confirm he’s entering the studio early next year.

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Slipknot recently released their first new song in four years titled  “All Out Life,” the group’s first piece of new music since their 2014 album, .5: The Gray Chapter.

The song is off the band’s upcoming sixth record. The title hasn’t been revealed yet, but Clown, a.k.a. M. Shawn Crahan recently shared little more insight into the record’s concept.

Crahan explained Slipknot been working on the album since 2016 and, although it’s not finished yet, the band does have many demoed songs. They also have the record’s concept already.

“What I can tell you is I’ve known all the words all the time, so I’ve been able to paint the dream world and the nightmare in my mind,” he tells Billboard. “[It] breaks down to…good vs. evil, or in this sense, evil vs. good.”

Now, frontman Corey Taylor confirmed on Twitter the band will go into the studio early next year.

Loudwire writer Graham Hartmann shared a tweet with a list of bands who are reportedly putting out albums in 2019, including Slipknot and Tool.

One fan replied, tagging Taylor, and explaining the musician said a new album would only come out in 2020. It appears he was actually talking about Tool, but Taylor thought it was about Slipknot’s upcoming record.

“No no- 2019. That’s what I said,” he clarified. “Recording in Jan. Album out middle of 2019.”

The dates mentioned make sense with the summer 2019 release date the band had already teased.

More Slipknot news

Slipknot announced earlier this year an upcoming 10th Anniversary Edition reissue of All Hope Is Gone, which comes out Dec. 7.

Plus, Crahan recently revealed there’s a whole album’s worth of unreleased material from around the time the masked Iowa metalheads recorded their watershed 2008 fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone.

However, the material in question isn’t exactly Slipknot stuff, but extra tunes from members of the group.

And it looks like these unreleased AHIG-era goodies from the Slipknot crew may eventually see the light of day. Crahan says the band will eventually drop some of the material, but he cautions that they’ll only release it of their own volition.

Slipknot already have a 2019 run planned. See the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

2019 Dates:

06/08 – Hyvinkää, FL @ Rockfest
06/09 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park
06/09 – Nürburg, DE @ – Rock Am Ring

06/13-06/15 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Novarock
06/13-06/16 – Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield
06/14-06/16 – Derby, UK @ Download Festival

06/17 – Leipzig, DE @ – Arena
06/18 – Hannover, DE @ TUI Arena

06/19-22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhall
06/21-23 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop
06/25-06/26 – Krakow, PL @ Mystic Festival
06/27 – Bologna, IT @ Sonic Park
06/28-06/30 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival

07/01 – Nîmes, FR @ Nîmes Amphitheatre
07/03-07/06 – Lisbon, PT @ VOA 
07/04-07/05 – Viveiro, ES @ Resurrection Fest

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