Corey Taylor has been involved to an extent…

Whilst we’re looking at years* until the next Slipknot album arrives, band members have pushed ahead with new material for it.

ICYDK: Slipknot (members?) revealed they had planned to begin writing for the new album early this year.

In an interview with WRIF-FM (Detroit), percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan revealed their progress:

“Well, we’re writing as a band, and with Corey [Taylor] as well. Yes, we’re off, and we’re off for a while for a long while. Okay, [it’s] much needed. We’d been touring for three years. Corey’s doing what he does, which is Stone Sour, which is awesome.  He’s living that life, which is awesome, ‘cause he does really well and love it; You know what I’m saying? It’s his art.

So he does that and we’re writing. We’re beginning to write some music for Slipknot for the new record. He’s aware of it, I think people forget that, like they separate crap, like they’re supposed to in their brains separate both bands. But let’s never forget Corey Taylor is the singer of Slipknot, always and forever. So while we’re writing, he’s getting songs. But we’re not just gonna sit around. Some of us aren’t just gonna sit around, because we’ve done that for twenty years. We just feel like writing.

We’ve had so much fun writing ‘The Gray Chapter’, and people that started writing together during this album cycle never wrote together in fifteen years, so things are a little bit different and it’s amazing and it’s fun, and we have a good time. We have a lot of stuff already that we wrote out on the road for the last three years. We have songs that we’ve written that are amazing.” – Transcribed by ThePRP


*Slipknot members taking a break after lengthy touring cycle + Corey Taylor plans to spend the next year or two with Stone Sour.

“It’s great to see Slipknot being so passionate about creating new music this far into their career.” – RockFeed