The big day for Slipknot is finally approaching, as singer Corey Taylor has officially announced that the band will commence "major work" on the new album in March.
As NME reports, Corey told Kerrang that the band has 17 demos ready, once again noting that the fresh material sounds like "a cross between 'Iowa' and 'Volume 3,' but that's honestly just scratching the surface," he added.
"I think the fans are going to be very, very excited when they hear this stuff," Taylor continued. "I've written lyrics for everything that we have right now and it's feeling pretty good. It feels like the story of the band so far, which is a totally different take on what I've been used to writing with Slipknot, but I think because of everything we've been through, it's time to tell that story.
"It's going to be everything you want in a Slipknot album, and everything you wouldn't expect," the vocalist concluded.
Meanwhile, the band's official website went blank, possibly suggesting that the work on the new record is already under way.
As reported, Slipknot parted ways with longtime drummer Joey Jordison back in December, making a portion of the fanbase question the band's ability to keep delivering top-notch work. Hovewer, Taylor went on to stress that the split by no means marks the end of Slipknot.