that the work on new Slipknot record will kick off in early 2014, frontman Corey Taylor
had more good news to share, as he recently revealed that the Iowa metal act finally seems ready to fully get back on track.
As the vocalist told Rolling Stone
, the band members are now "on the same page,"
which should enable them to finally face entering the studio without their late bassist Paul Gray
"Next year, we're kind of starting to get the machine together, to see what can happen,"
Taylor said. "It's finally starting to feel like it's time. Not just for me, but for a bunch of guys in the band. We've all come a long way in the last couple of years. We've all started to get our own shit together, and we're starting to feel like a family again, which is huge for us."
The frontman continued, saying, "As dysfunctional as this band has been in the past, we've always been there for each other. And we're really starting to reflect that now. So I think since we're all on the same page, it's going to make it a little easier to think about going into a studio and making new music without Paul. And that was one of the biggest things just not wanting to really face it.
"But I think it's really starting to get close to being the right time,"
he concluded. "I think next year is finally going to be time to do that."
The latest Slipknot studio effort, "All Hope is Gone
," dropped back in August 2008 via Roadrunner Records as the group's fourth record. With just under 240,000 copies sold in the US within the first week, it peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.