Corey Taylor says there’s a new Slipknot album coming in summer 2019, world tour to follow

It’s been 4 years since Slipknot released .5: The Gray Chapter, which vaulted to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release – the 2nd Slipknot album to accomplish that feat. Embarking on a co-headlining tour with Korn shortly thereafter, the band was nominated for multiple Grammy awards as well, in what was clearly a successful album cycle for the veteran metal band.

In a new interview with Spain’s Resurrection Fest TV, Corey Taylor had this to say about the new album:

“…It all depends on when we get in the studio. Right now, the plan is for us to be in the studio early next year — like, first couple of months next year. So, a couple of months to get that going, a couple of months to get production, new masks, new outfits, new everything. And hopefully be able to come and start touring in the summer when the album comes out.”

It’s pretty clear 2019 will be a huge year for Slipknot, especially considering the new record is purported to reach “Iowa levels of heavy”. Check out the full interview with Corey Taylor below.

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Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) reflects on addiction and recovery during speech

For the common music fan who is likely living an average (by comparable standards) life, they might often view a musician as someone who has it all. Money, fame, and the adoration of a huge fanbase – not to mention plenty of other things. That doesn’t mean addiction and depression can’t manifest itself, though.

Addiction and mental illnesses are not picky. They spare no one from their wake. Rich, poor, old, young, black, white – they do not discriminate. And it’s clear the same holds true for musicians. Even Stone Sour/Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor has battled his own share of addiction issues, though he is proudly sober now. He was presented with a Rock To Recovery “Icon” award, and immediately after, gave a heartfelt speech on his battles with addiction – specifically talking about his late Slipknot band mate, Paul Gray. You can check out the video below – and for more information on the organization, check out Rock To Recovery here. Remember that you are not alone in this fight.

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Corey Taylor and Asking Alexandria tease “#intothefire”

With the band’s 5th album being “done” according to the band, popular metalcore band Asking Alexandria could do any number of things with their upcoming material – going back to an older style, blazing new trails entirely, or even something else entirely. Though the band has had guest vocalists on their albums before (even working with Korn’s Jonathan Davis in some capacity), one wonders what kind of vocalists could feature on an Asking Alexandria song. After all, members of Papa Roach and Black Veil Brides have also teased this in recent days.

It looks like you may be able to put Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor on that list, as earlier today the band teased on their FB page, “#intothefire 9/21”. A Danny Worsnop/Corey Taylor sounds fantastic on paper, but would it work? We’ll find out in 2 weeks – whether it’s a supergroup, a collaboration, or something else entirely. There’s even a recent Instagram account that was launched to promote #intothefire, and while it would be stellar to see Corey and AA team up, it could be just about anything. The band’s upcoming, untitled 5th album is the follow-up to 2016’s The Black.

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