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Corey Taylor: New Slipknot album will “absolutely” appear in 2019

February 15, 2018
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Corey Taylor says Slipknot's next album, the band's sixth, will “absolutely” arrive in 2019, according to a new video interview with Musik Universe. Watch the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman's full chat down below.

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While Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan has hinted that the band's forthcoming full-length will likely be his last, he's still been working on new material with the group. After some confusion late last year when Taylor admitted he hadn't yet heard the new Slipknot material due to his touring schedule with Stone Sour, the vocalist now says he's heard six instrumental tracks—and that they're “awesome”—as pointed out by Metal Injection.

As for when Taylor, Crahan and co. will actually step into the studio to begin recording the album proper, the singer says that Slipknot's new album will emerge in “2019, sometime in that year we will definitely be recording it. We'll finish writing it, record it and be ready to go on the road.”

But will it be the band's—or just Crahan's—last effort? Taylor adds fuel to the fire on that speculation, the musician affirming Crahan's desire to wrap up Slipknot in the near future and claiming he wouldn't carry on without him.

“We all kind of say that,” Taylor reveals. “We've always said—and this is not in a negative way—we've always said that when we get to the point where we physically can't do Slipknot the way we want to do it, we'll stop. And for some of us, the years of being in Slipknot have taken [their] toll. Cold mornings kick my ass. My neck, my knees, my hips… [DJ] Sid [Wilson] has broken every damn bone in his body. Clown, he's had his share of health issues and whatnot and physicality. We've all had an injury in this band—from our necks to our retinas. And honestly, if that was his decision, I wouldn't do Slipknot without him.”

Are you ready for a new Slipknot album, the band's first since 2014's .5: The Gray Chapter? Sound off in the comments.

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