Slipknot Kicking Off 'Major Work' on New Album in March

"It's going to be everything you want in a Slipknot album," Corey Taylor adds.

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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.

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    Now it's just Tool's, SOAD's, and Metallica's turn.
    Honestly I can wait until this album, it's not something i'm hyped over, but it's nice to know something is actually happening. I wonder who they will get to drum.
    Dave Grohl? He turns up on just about everything these days!
    He hasn't been in the news for over a week now.. ironically, the last one was about him being everywhere all the time.. But nahh, Dave doesnt do metal
    I'm not saying he'd be a good fit for Slipknot, but check out Probot, Dave does metal.
    I've listened to the whole probot album already, its awesome. But slipknot likes to use double pedals, which Dave has said he'd never use. It just doesnt seem like his style
    Nicko McBrain managed to do some pretty fast and technical stuff with only a single pedal. It's not quite Joey speed, but tbh I'm hoping they don't just try to fill his shoes on this album. If you lose a member, you need someone to take their place who brings their own jam to the table.
    Where did he say he would never use one? Not that I don't believe you, I just always wondered what his views on it were.
    He's played with Ghost, and he has worked on a metal-project known as "Probot". Dave doesn't do metal?
    moody git
    by major work, do they mean recruiting a drummer?
    I doubt it, but Krimh would be awesome if he replaced Joey. Like I said, I doubt that will happen, but one can speculate :p
    I have a friend and former almost-bandmate (stylistic-differences on my end) who I'm rooting for. It's not a Slipknot-song, but he's still a pretty great drummer, and I think he'd do pretty great with them. He's also one of the nicest, most laid-back, yet most hard-working musicians I know.
    I hope it is more like Iowa, then Vol. 3
    To be honest, I would like it if they did Iowa-Slipknot (the self-titled debut album) combination, but yeah, Iowa>Vol. 3 please (though, saying that, songs like Vermillion are welcome) :p
    I remember when they said if anyone ever died or quit Slipknot, they would be done.
    and then they probably realized the money they'd be losing if they were to break up.
    Eh, they said that years and years back. I can see how they continued after Paul died. I'd be interested to hear the story about why Joey is no longer in the band though.
    "It's going to be everything you want in a Slipknot album" Hardly if Joey ain't gonna be on drums
    Joey has been shit since All Hope Is Gone. Since 2008,he's been nothing but sloppy, lazy, uncreative, and unmotivated. He's also a shit starter and an egotistical liar. I wish people would stop putting him on this pedestal.
    Multiply this video by six years, and you have the current Joey. Good ****ing riddance.
    I agree, above all else, the drums in Slipknot have been getting less and less exciting over the years... Maybe they told him to play that way and he got bored... Maybe he got bored and played that way... Either way.... I reallllly hope the new drummer drives the album like a rocket...
    I hate that I have to agree with you. I used to really dig his style, but as years went by, especially after AHIG, he has become more sloppy for sure. This might actually be a huge plus for Slipknot in the end.
    People probably think I'm hating, but Slipknot was the band that broke the ice for me in terms of metal. Joey is just nothing like he was in the past, and I'm not some blind fanboy kissing at his feet because he knows a couple of cool drum fills. The proof is in All Hope Is Gone and their shows since then. Every member gives 100% live but him. To be honest, this will probably be the last Slipknot album. That's why they don't care about losing a founding member.
    Joey said in earlier interviews he had recorded drum parts for Slipknot. they might be using them, who knows?
    Audible Warfare
    "It's going to be everything you want in a Slipknot album, and everything you wouldn't expect." Unless what you want is Joey Jordison, then you're ****ed.
    he should be their new drummer
    this guy is freakin amazing!!! who is he? he would be the "logical" choice
    The dude that auditioned for Slipknot on YouTube is pretty good. I hope they seriously consider him.
    With the loss of Jordison I'm not going to get my hopes up, but there is plenty of talent in slipknot, and a few drummers out there that can pick up the slack. I'm hopeful, and looking forward to check this out.
    Can't wait. One of my most anticipated albums for 2014!
    Already kicked off with a great start for me: Carnifex's new album is out and it's awesome! New Whitechapel later this month, Suicide Silence to release their new album (after Mitch passed away -RIP to Mitch) and others which escape my mind (I think Marilyn Manson is workin on a new album too). Slipknot album as well? I'm over the moon
    Slipknot get Ryan Martinie and Matt Mcdonough from Mudvayne already!!!! they would be so so so good live together!!
    I agree, a great drummer and a very technically skilled bassist
    I would go so far as to say that Martinie is one of the greatest bass players. Before people downvote me, listen to some Mudvayne pieces where you can see Ryan's playing, he is awesome.
    I'm all for Mcdonough. My opinion, LD 50 was one of the best drumming albums ever in it's style.
    Starting major work on a new album is hopefully getting some songs written!
    They've said they got 17 demos all ready, so hopefully we'll hear something new later this year or early next year
    These guys are pretty efficient and precise as writers, so I bet they could get the album out by year's end.
    They should have just put it to rest after Paul died and Joey walked away. Go out a legend instead of a copy of what you used to be.
    He has a point: leave while they are still clapping. Though to be honest, the music hasn't got worse, it's just changed. For music standards, AHIG was a good album, but for Slipknot standards, it wasn't great.
    Slipknot is sooooo '90s.
    and the 90s were a much better decade for music than the 2000s. 90% of the best bands out there have formed in the 90s, or were active throughout the 90s. Guess you'd prefer kick back and have some more Bieber crammed down your throat.