Slipknot are currently hard at work on the follow up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter, and it appears that they might be bringing a familiar face to help them work on the forthcoming record.
As noted by one Reddit user in r/Slipknot, the band appears to be working with their self-titled and Iowa producer Ross Robinson for their upcoming release.
The news of the possible collaboration began swirling in the Slipknot community’s sub-Reddit when a fan noticed, and then shared, guitarist Alessandro Venturella’s Instagram story that featured him in a studio with Robinson’s dog.
Slipknot working with Ross Robinson on new album? pic.twitter.com/JaKjcF0Fn7
— Note To Scene (@NoteToScene) September 25, 2018
But that’s not the only thing that had made fans suspect the band is working with Robinson. Back in August, Loudwire pointed out that Robinson himself teased that he might be working with Slipknot on a new record, sharing on Twitter:
Industry is bouncing back well enough to feel good about starting my label up again. I am Recordings: slipknot, amen, glassjaw, blood brothers, the cure, vex red, 2018????????????
— ROSS ROBINSON (@ROSS_ROBINSON) August 23, 2018
While the band is still in the early stages of recording, in a recent Q&A session with Kerrang, the vocalist shared that the band’s next full-length effort will be reminiscent of their 2001 sophomore milestone release, Iowa.
“This is Iowa levels of heavy,” Taylor said. “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 since Robinson was partially responsible for the making of that record, we can’t help but think that this means he could be working on the new release.
Slipknot’s album, everything we know so far:
The vocalist’s already said he’s opening up more lyrically on the new songs, and now fans can expect the album to capture some of that heavy Iowa feel. In fact, Taylor says the new album will blow their most recent LP out of the water.
“We have 16 songs written right now,” he adds. “And they are fucking dangerous. I loved .5 [The Gray Chapter], but this album, to me, makes .5 look like nobody’s business.”
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