Slipknot singer Corey Taylor told England’s Kerrang! magazine that fans should expect something “f**king dangerous” on the band’s next album.
Taylor said about the follow-up to 2014′ .5: The Gray Chapter, “I loved .5, but this album, to me, makes .5 look like nobody’s business. This is (second album) Iowa levels of heavy. And I have to go out and tour this s**t at my age . . . We’re all really, really, really excited about this stuff, and it’s coming together really f**king well.”
Iowa is considered by many fans to be Slipknot’s masterpiece, but Taylor told us a while back that the band never thought at the time it was making a milestone: “No. You never want to talk yourself into thinking that you’re going to make the ultimate album that’s going to stand the test of time. There’s a part of you that hopes for it unconsciously, but you have to decide whether or not you’re going to make it with pure intentions. You just sit down and try to make the best album you can. I mean, at the time, we just wanted to make an album that was going to bury people.”
The band hopes to release the new disc in 2019, which will mark the 20th anniversary of its first LP. Taylor said that the nine-piece act has “serious” plans to enter the studio early next year, and that 16 songs have already been written for the project.
Taylor himself has been on the road with Stone Sour. The band is currently in Europe as it continues to support its sixth studio album, Hydrograd.