According to Corey Taylor, Slipknot is preparing to release their new album. A title has already been chosen, it is currently in the mixing phase and the singer expressed the hope that the We are not your type the follow-up will be available in about three months from now. He also said it was shaping up to be a “heavier” version of their seminal 2004 album, Flight. 3: Subliminal verses.
Although very little is known about the record, the members of Slipknot weren’t shy about discussing the work in progress. It was late 2020 when Taylor confirmed there had been talk of writing new material and he described Clown as being in a “trippy place” creatively. Shortly after, the percussionist confessed that time would be set aside to work on new music and in March last year Taylor teased that there was “a chance that [the new album] could be conceptual if we can really do it right.”
Now, in an interview with SiriusXM host Eddie Trunk on “Trunk Nation,” the frontman has opened up on more details about Slipknot’s progress on what will be the band’s seventh studio album.
“The record is being mixed right now. It’s all finished so it’s being mixed right now, which is great news,” Taylor revealed (transcription via Blabbermouth).
Giving fans a hint at a loose release timeline, he continued, “I think it’s probably going to take another three months. [before it is released]. The work is finished. We just found the title. I’m not going to tell you now. But we are really happy. So hopefully in three months – well, less than that – we’ll release the single, and then in three months we’ll release the album.”
Comparing the new material to the band’s existing catalog, Taylor, who released his first solo album, CMFTin 2020, he said: “It’s really killer, man. It’s darker than We are not your type, but there is a ton of melody. I told everyone it’s like a heavier version of Flight. 3. There are so many textures and layers. The heavy stuff has attack but the melodic stuff you can sink your teeth into; there are a lot of good melodies and good hooks. I’m really, really excited for people to hear it.”
With a new record on the horizon, there’s a lot to look forward to for Slipknot fans this year. The band’s “Knotfest Roadshow” tour will continue later this year with two separate North American tour legs, each with its own set of special guests. In This Moment and Jinjer were selected for the first leg (March and April), with Cypress Hill and Ho99o9 completing the second leg (May and June). See all upcoming dates here.
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