We heard for quite some time now that Slipknot are working on new music. It was this past summer that the group’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan mentioned that he had high hopes for album #6 along with having 27 pieces of work. A few months later, the percussionist revealed they had about eight songs written for the new record. However, it looks like frontman Corey Taylor was right when he predicted that there won’t be any new material until at least a year or so.
Crahan recently spoke to NME about the group’s documentary Day of Gusano, which is about the band’s 2015’s Knotfest experience in Mexico. During the conversation, NME asked what Slipknot has planned for the future. Crahan mentioned he’s entering the studio in November, 2018.
“We’re about a year away from being in the studio. It’s not my fault the maggots don’t pay attention. We make an album, we tour for three years, we take two years off. It got a little screwed up after ‘All Hope [Is Gone’, the band’s fourth album] because Paul passed away, so we took time off, took time with our kids, and toured for a couple of years until it felt right. Then when it felt right, Joey took off. I’ll be in the studio in November 2018. There’s a plethora of shit written. I don’t wanna be told by a label when to write, like some fucking Cheerio. I wanna write because I write. I’ve made people so much fucking money – pay for the studio. Give me this engineer, give me this producer. It’s just jamming, but I’ve never heard music like this, that we’re doing right now. I’ll be 50 by the time it comes out. I’ll be touring when I’m 50, they’ll throw me a birthday party! So where I’m at these days, I’m like, ‘Maybe make it the last one.’”
Following this question, he was asked about the end of Slipknot:
“Who knows? I don’t have to explain myself to anyone. I’m not gonna be like, ‘Farewell tour!’ then come back. Never say those words to fans – you have to come back if you say that. For me it’s like, I’m going to go fishing indefinitely.”
Read the full interview here.