January 18, 2019

We’ve known since November ’18 that the plan for Slipknot was to enter the recording studio in January ’19. Now, singer Corey Taylor has confirmed it.


Taylor posted “Guess what we’re doin….?” on his Instagram page. Apparently the band hopes to have the album (the follow up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter) out in the “middle of 2019.”

And remember, Clown recently talked to Billboard, “[The album] breaks down to… good vs. evil, or in this sense, evil vs. good. It’s about being a human being and experiencing what you have in correlating it to this world. This world is ugly and it’s supposed to be, and it has to be in order for art to lead to grandness and beauty. Nothing is in stone. There are songs that are considered the album, but everything can change. We would never go do (concert) dates without an album, but…we’re not following any rules this time, not that we ever did. We’re on an outline, and I think everybody’s going to be pleasantly surprised.”

Slipknot’s last album was well-received and over two years was nominated for three Grammy Awards – “The Negative One” – Best Metal Performance, Best Rock Album & “Custer” – Best Metal Performance.

Do you think Slipknot’s new album will be as successful as their last?

Written by Todd Hancock