In a recent conversation with Doug Bradley on his show Down To Hell, Corey Taylor spoke about the current status of the new Slipknot album. The conversation took place on March 3rd, with Taylor addressing where the album stands right now and when fans can expect to hear it.
As transcribed by Blabbermouth, Taylor said the following about the upcoming Slipknot album:
“We don’t have a hard date yet ’cause we’re lazy and we’re still mixing the damn thing. I can tell you it’s completely recorded and we’re about halfway through mixing it. So, to me, I would say probably two or three months [from now]. That’s my ballpark. I’m hoping; I’m gonna push to get it out then — maybe summertime sometime.”
Back in February, during an interview with SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Taylor had spoken to how the record was coming along (the excerpt of that conversation was also transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“The record is actually in the process of being mixed right now. Everything is finished, so it’s just being mixed right now, which is rad news. So it’s probably gonna take… I think it’s probably gonna be another three months [before it is released]. The artwork’s done. We just came up with the title. I’m not gonna tell you it right now. But we’re really stoked. So hopefully three months from now — well, less than that — we’ll get the single out, and then three months from now we’ll get the album out.”
Commenting further on the musical direction of the new Slipknot album, he went on to say:
“It’s really killer, man. It’s darker than ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, but there’s a ton of melody. I’ve been telling everybody that it’s like a heavier version of ‘Vol. 3[: (The Subliminal Verses)]’. It’s got so many textures and layers. The heavy stuff has attack but the melodic stuff you can just sink your teeth in; there’s a lot of great melodies and hooks. I’m really, really excited for people to hear it.”
We’re almost there folks! Just a few more months until that new Slipknot album is in our hands (and eardrums)!
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