Slipknot will come together to write their next album in early 2014, singer Corey Taylor has confirmed.
The frontman says members of the band are knee-deep in song ideas, and will come together to straighten them out at the start of next year.
"Everyone's putting some demos together right now," he told Metal Injection. "I've got about four or five songs that I'm working on, Joey's got a tonne of stuff, Clown's got a bunch of stuff, Jim's got some stuff, Mick ... we all write, so it's going to take a lot of time to get the madness under control.
"Right now that's the plan - to get together early next year and start throwing ideas at each other."
Meanwhile, Slipknot's clown has announced plans to direct and release a live action movie of the popular underground comic "Officer Downe." The story centres around an L.A. super cop who is routinely killed in the line of duty, only to be resurrected to return and fight crime.
It's the Clown's big screen debut, and there are hopes that it will spin off an entire franchise. Watch the Clown reveal his new film project in the clip below.