Corey Taylor: Slipknot Aiming for a March/April 2022 Release Date

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The last we heard about Slipknot‘s follow-up to 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind was in June, when percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan said that the band were hoping to have the album wrapped up by July. Rumors of an upcoming release date were only fueled further by Slipknot launching a new website shortly before releasing their new single “The Chapeltown Rag.” Now, in a new interview, frontman Corey Taylor has said that the band are looking to March or April of 2022 to release the new record.

Speaking to HardDrive Radio host Lou Brutus (as transcribed by Metal Hammer), Corey admitted that he was in the process of reworking one of the tracks, saying, “I’m redoing one that I wasn’t happy with.” After that, the plan is to “go back through and do punch-up on anything that I’m just not feeling.”

Corey then revealed that the band had a tentative release month planned, saying, “The goal right now — and I don’t wanna talk out of turn — the goal is to get it ready for mix [in] January so we can get it out two or three months after.”

Keep your eyes peeled for a new Slipknot release date

While a new Slipknot album is good news for everyone, Corey doesn’t necessarily need to worry about making ends meet — according to a recent study by live event site Pollstar, Slipknot’s 2021 ‘Knotfest Roadshow’ tour with Killswitch Engage, FEVER 333, and Code Orange was one of the most lucrative tours this year.

The full chart, as created by Pollstar ranks the top 100 tours of 2021 according to their financial success. While most of them are obvious, some are more surprising than others. For example, Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow out-selling acts like Korn and the Foo Fighters is definitely unexpected, and Megadeth and Lamb of God outselling Shinedown is kind of cool. It just goes to show that at the end of the day, live metal will always be a hot commodity.

Here are the entries relevant to metal fans, as sorted out by Blabbermouth:

1. THE ROLLING STONES ($115.5 million)
7. GUNS N’ ROSES ($47.3 million)
30. KISS ($16.9 million)
42. SLIPKNOT’s “Knotfest Roadshow” ($12.3 million)
48. KORN ($10.3 million)
53. ZZ TOP ($9.4 million)
61. MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD ($7.9 million)
63. SHINEDOWN ($7.5 million)
69. PRIMUS ($7.0 million)


Words by Chris Krovatin