Slipknot: 'We Refuse to Have a New Album Deadline, It's Too Important'

Frontman Corey Taylor insists on taking as much time as needed with the new record.

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Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recently discussed the band's new record, insisting on taking as much time as needed for its production and release.

During a chat with Loudwire, Taylor noted that the band has reached an agreement when it comes to future plans and ideas, pointing out there won't be any deadlines.

"We're all on the same page as far as getting together and putting some demos together, seeing what happens - but there's no timeline," he said. "There's no timetable, there's no deadline. 'Cause we refuse to have one, not with this album.

"It's too important, it's too pivotal in our career right now and we're not gonna release anything until we're ready to do so," the singer continued. "The plan right now is just start seeing what happens next year," he concluded.

Taylor also reached the subject of Stone Sour's double record "House of Gold & Bones," calling it a daunting, yet perfectly timed endeavor. "We bet big and we've made the right decision," Corey said.

As previously reported, Slipknot will hit the studio next year to kick off "All Hope is Gone" follow up recording sessions. In a separate Fuse interview back in July, Taylor insisted the new album won't be "crap no one cares about," comparing the current state of music to fast food industry.

"It's basically McDonald's trying to make music," he said. "It's like, 'Everybody needs another hamburger and fries. Here's a piece of crap that nobody is going to care about in two years,' I hate that and I don't ever want to be that guy."

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    "It's basically McDonald's trying to make music," he said. "It's like, 'Everybody needs another hamburger and fries. Here's a piece of crap that nobody is going to care about in two years,' I hate that and I don't ever want to be that guy." he's got a good point
    I'm not so sure he does. Think about how many albums bands used to pump out in the 60s and 70s. The only reason recording slowed down is because touring became bigger and bigger. Bands couldn't get into a studio and write / record when they were on the road, it's a big part of the reason The Beatles stopped touring, I believe. Led Zeppelin's first four albums were released in three years. And when you think about it, a great many early albums have some forgettable songs, but nobody minded because there was some really great stuff. We demand perfection from artists now, we don't want an album to have even one weak track. And we wonder why bands like Tool, System of a Down, Slipknot, and many others just never get around to putting an album together. Admittedly, members of all three of those bands have spread themselves thin by being in multiple bands.
    I don't think it's only the touring issue. They clearly have relationship issues between themselves. Plus, Corey doesn't seem to be much into staying in Slipknot out of inspiration, since in a last year interview he said he kind of regrets doing grunt songs and songs that not always have hooks.
    the McRib came out years ago and I cant wait until they bring that back again. so I don't even know what hes talking about with that quote
    If you were able to eat a McRib year-round you wouldn't be into it as much.
    Slipknot is a great band. I know some people look at them as generic and gimmicky but they have some really amazing music and experimentation. I can't wait for the next album. Even though paul was a huge part of that band, i know there is genus in all of them
    Personally I'm really looking forward to Slipknot's next album. It's been a long time since we've heard something new from these guys. I'm interested to know which direction they're going to go with this one.
    Jacques Nel
    As long as the coming album is not their "Path of Totality" I'll be happy to just hear more material like their former stuff. One has to wonder how their going to be doing without Paul.
    It's hard enough to coordinate 4 people to get back together, I couldn't even imagine coordinating 9. Good luck, and I can't wait for the album
    Until there is actual, concrete evidence of them beginning the writing process of a new album, I would be totally fine with never seeing a "new Slipknot album rumor" related article on this site ever again.
    Glad to see they're gonna be taking their time with this record. It won't be easy to do without Paul, who was their brother and played an important part in writing the music. This will definitely be a step forward in the healing process for these guys. I wish them all the best and hope everything works out. Can't wait to hear new material. R.I.P Paul.
    Mr Winters
    So new album by 2018 then?
    Dr Unkillable82
    Oh Please Don't Say That Cuz Thats The Last Thing We Need Is Them Pulling "A Metallica" If You Get What Im Sayin .....
    Shigeru Miyamoto once said A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever. Seems he and Corey think the same way.
    I say they can take as long as they need to. Nobody but the band has any idea how the last few years has affected them. So what if they're not putting out albums like candy like Korn or Five Finger Death Punch or whatever.
    Man, I'm seeing some pretty big parallels between Corey Taylor and Serj Tankian when it comes to making new records. Of course, one doesn't want to do it because his friend died, the other's just a huge douche.
    As a Slipknot fan, I hope that the future is bright for the band aand that they can still enjoy writing music together even after all they have been through lately. Heres to hoping they can deliver us another awesome record similar to Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses.
    It's "too" important. Really? Too.. "No deadline, its also important". In relation to the context of the article, these guys will probably be releasing an album in unison with RATM, Tool, and SOAD as they all seem to have a similar attitude about working on new material.
    And what do you propose should be in place of this perfectly correct usage of "too"?
    I don't think any of this comment was on topic if we consider the topic "reality"
    Well how would you write it then - "it's to important"? Doesn't really work huh?