Corey Taylor on New Slipknot Album: 'People Are Gonna Lose Their Minds When They Hear It'

Slipknot frontman promises to deliver great album.

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Although Corey Taylor's world has been somewhat tumultuous lately with various key band members departing from Slipknot and Stone Sour, the metal singer has some good news to share with everyone. In a new interview (via Loudwire), Taylor gives an update on Slipknot's next album, claiming fans "will lose their minds" after hearing it.

The future of Slipknot became questionable once it was revealed that longtime drummer Joey Jordison was no longer a member. However, this hasn't slowed Slipknot down. In fact, the upcoming Slipknot album is beginning to take shape.

"I will say that, at the moment, right now, it feels like a great mesh of 'Iowa' and 'Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses),'" Taylor tells Pop Culture Madness. "You've got the gorgeous melodies and the artistic direction of 'Vol. 3′ and then you've got the absolute brutality of 'Iowa.' And I think people are gonna lose their minds when they hear it."

Taylor also spoke with Front Row Live Entertainment about the album's progression. "It's a matter of time, trust me. It's gonna be rad ... Everything is going exactly how it needs to go. So it's gonna be really awesome." (via Blabbermouth)

In other Slipknot news, even more bands have been added to Knotfest Japan in November. It's been revealed that Lamb of God, In Flames, Five Finger Death Punch and Trivium will play the two-day event that already features Slipknot, Limp Bizkit and Korn.

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    A mash-up of Vol 3 and Iowa? Sounds like All Hope is Gone part 2
    Is it bad thing really, that album is pretty good?
    AHIG was a decent album music-wise, but it wasn't a great album for Slipknot. I think many people miss the heaviness, like from Slipknot or Iowa albums. Like I said, AHIG was a decent album, if you think about the music, and not about the band. The above comment supports what I'm trying to explain.
    Yes. That album wasn't really..Slipknot. Vendetta? Dead Memories? More SS than SK. If they can capture the atmosphere of Circle, Snuff, The Nameless, and Vermillion with the aggression of Metabolic, Disasterpieces, and New Abortion, then it will be an amazing album.
    Really, that's how people felt about All Hope is Gone? Maybe I just have some sort of hipstery prejudice against that one, because of how much I enjoyed their self-titled, but it seemed to me like their last album was the least 'inspired', and the softest of all of them. I got a strong Stone Sour vibe from a lot of it.
    Jacques Nel
    It's probably inevitable that bands become more radio friendly once they make it big. However, I don't know about AHIG, in my opinion that was a solid album.
    Word had it that Jay Weinberg (Ex- Madball, Against Me, Max Weinberg from the E Street Band son) is replacing Joey Jordison. Idk how I feel about that.
    21 To 1
    In my eyes, Slipknot has yet to record a bad album. I do not doubt that this album will be as good as it's been hyped up to be one bit. Slipknot always kills.
    People will miss Joey when they hear it.
    Honestly, I've been missing Joey since they tour AHIG... Between the album and live shows, he seemed to kinda just be going through the motions. Saw them twice that year and.....Meh... The aggression and brutality just wasn't there. (Let the blasting begin...)
    Depends on the drummer they get: if he/she does a good job, not many would miss Joey that much. If the drumming is sub-par to what is played on the other albums, people will miss Joey.
    Jacques Nel
    Dude, I don't care who they get. It's NOT going to be the same. I'm not saying it's going to be worse, or bad or whatever, it's going to be lacking Joey's touch.
    I really really really really hope that this album is so good that it changes the scope of music in the mainstream media right now. If there is one band that can do it, it's Slipknot... No pressure lads
    I don't see the point in doing that album. Joey and Paul are gone and I do believe this album is only going to sound like a copy of what they've already done (just like the last one). The band stopped growing together after Vol. 3.