Slipknot is preparing for a major 2019, no really.

Not only is the Iowa natives set for an album release, it appears that the band has a special surprise for those from their home turf.

Read more: Slipknot have written their heaviest song to date, says Corey Taylor

Announced today, the band will be the Iowa State Fair Grandstand next summer, which is set to be the first time the group will be playing the event. The group will play on Aug. 10, 2019.

Of the event, Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan told the Des Moines Register:

“I’m gonna drive from my house directly to the stage just like I do when I come to the fair,” Crahan says. “It makes no sense why we haven’t played here.”

Tickets for the festival is set to go on sale on Nov. 2 at 10 am local time.

Other Slipknot-related news…

It was recently reported that the band will be celebrating Halloween with a band-themed haunted house in their home state of Iowa. It’s a joint effort between the group and local Des Moines attraction the Slaughterhouse.

The “ultimate nightmare come true” will feature music, characters and imagery plucked straight out of the Slipknot catalog, as reported by The Des Moines Register. And it’s an event tailor made for Slipknot’s dedicated fan base.

In addition to planning this new Halloween attraction, Slipknot have been busy bringing their highly-anticipated new album to life.

Vocalist Corey Taylor has said that 2019 is the year fans will see the band’s sixth full-length effort and first record release since 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter. And the musician’s already hinted that the new music is “Iowa levels of heavy.”

In fact, the album might be even heavier than that.

In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Taylor has shared some new information on the new songs, saying:

“The way we’ve been describing it is, ‘What if the guys who made Iowa matured? What if the kids who made Iowa grew up?’,” he says. “That’s kind of the way we’re looking at it because some of this shit is so heavy—but there’s melody, there’s really cool melancholic melody going on.”

He continued by saying:

“At a time when most bands are slowing down, I think we’ve written our heaviest song—one of them anyway—on this new album,” he continues. “It’s going to be f*cking crazy. People are going to sh*t their pants when they hear it.”

It was also reported that Slipknot are currently working on their upcoming release, and they already have around 20 demoed songs. Plus, the band has also teased a summer 2019 release date (!!)

It appears that 2019 is going to be a big year for the band, and we can’t wait.