Slipknot Won't Start Work On New Album Until 2013

Although Slipknot percussionist is guaranteeing that band will be working on a new album, he also said that fans are going to have to wait a while.

Slipknot Won't Start Work On New Album Until 2013
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Although Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan is guaranteeing that his band will be working on a new album, he also said that fans are going to have to wait a while. Crahan spoke to Kerrang! magazine in advance of Slipknot's upcoming tours Australia later this month and a summer U.S. trek that ends in August. "After that, we'll probably take some time off," he said. "It could be a month, it could be a couple of months, maybe even a year... After that time, I'll be over the immediate grieving process for Paul [Gray, the band's bassist who died in 2010]. I'll never be alright with it, but that's going to be enough time to get focused." Regarding the possible sound of the new album, Crahan compared it to 2001's "Iowa". "The next album, it's going to be serious. I feel that it will be a lot like 'Iowa', but it'll be 'for' things, rather than 'against' them," he said, Iowa was against everything, even ourselves. But this next record, this will be for ourselves, for Paul, for his family." Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.

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    BobChicken
    To be honest, I feel Shawn is a much better spokesman for the band than Corey- it's obvious that he is still cut up about everything, but he better represents the band seriously and can tell the public what is actually going on
    threedaysgrace9
    At this point, I could care less what album it stacks up to when comparing it in style, I just want it to come out. I am intrigued in the new Stone Sour album though...Sounds like plentiful good material from Corey, Jim and company soon.
    Basti95
    CommanderMeaty wrote: Am I the only one who thinks that Corey acts like a douche? I meant in the other articles..
    Yeah people who speak their minds are real *****s...
    Sparda93
    Mr. Baloonhands wrote: i say they can take all the time they need, i figure the more time they spend on it the better the records gonna probably turn out right?
    Guns`n Roses: Chinese Democracy
    jordo246
    CommanderMeaty wrote: Am I the only one who thinks that Corey acts like a douche? I meant in the other articles..
    Yes having an opinion is being a douche _
    MetalRock4ever
    Oh and i agree with them. It's better to take time in writing music instead of rushing it. If they rush it, won't sound like the good old slipknot I grew up with or loved (the music that is...)
    -Annihilation-
    I think they should all get together in a room and talk about what they ALL want to do. It seems like none of them know what's going on. One person says there will be an album this year, another say in two years, and another says never. They need to talk about this. And as for the bassist thing, I think Craig should play bass and Sid should have Craig's duties plus his own.
    the chalky one
    hotdogs585 wrote: didn't they say that about all hope is gone? and look how bad that album blew
    better then anything you could have wrote.
    Mr. Baloonhands
    i say they can take all the time they need, i figure the more time they spend on it the better the records gonna probably turn out right?
    5t0rM
    COREYTAYLOR721 wrote: hope corey is drinking tea like its his job i want to hear iowa type vocals. it would be cool on a slipknot album if they utilized jim and mick and let them do more layered lead or u know just something different. solos.
    Have you ever listened to Slipknot?
    stonedhippos
    i can't wait for this album. Iowa was my favorite album for them. also wouldn't mind a return to the nu-metal sound where corey does a little rapping, like in their self-titled. despite that, i still want to hear awesome solos like the ones in AHIG and Vol 3.
    Dude475 wrote: i have a feeling that hey will split up after this new album
    they technically split up after every album. they go on hiatus so much (worst was after Iowa).
    courageous93
    "I feel that it will be a lot like 'Iowa', but it'll be 'for' things, rather than 'against' them." I kinda got a chill reading that. Sounds f***ing good to me.
    the chalky one
    i think that its perfectly reasonable for them to take all the time they need because in 2010 they lost not only a legendary bassist and a rock n roll god in my apinion but they lost a brother. when you loose a brother its hard. its like aveneged sevenfold with the rev he was a main song writer and yes they got a new drummer but it may be a while before they start writing on a new album and i garrenty if they put that in ug there will be plenty of people like right now complaining on how its not coming out fast enough. my point is give them some time.
    staceap
    -Annihilation- wrote: I think they should all get together in a room and talk about what they ALL want to do. It seems like none of them know what's going on. One person says there will be an album this year, another say in two years, and another says never. They need to talk about this. And as for the bassist thing, I think Craig should play bass and Sid should have Craig's duties plus his own.
    I think part of the problem is that Paul was one of the main songwriters and peacekeepers, from what I can gather, so not only have they lost a huge creative control, but also a guy who keeps them from ****ing each other up sometimes. I have absolutely no idea what will happen with or what to expect from the next Slipknot album, it'll be a triumph if they simply make an album that's half as good as they have been before. They got me into metal, as I came into metal as AHIG dropped, and yeah, I do prefer the first two albums over the more experimental newer stuff. I've never had the experience of Slipknot going on hiatus before, and I dunno whether it's been like this before (obviously, they hadn't a member die before, but you non-smartarses know what I mean), but I just hope that they either get themselves together and make an album that blows everyone away, or just say "we can't do it anymore". I'll be heartbroken for them if they make an album that just proves they're not what they were, they deserve to go out on top or in memoriam, not after one album too many.
    Maggot66
    MetalRock4ever wrote: Can't effing wait. Any slipknot album is good, no matter what bieber listeners say... Slipknot haven't died or got worse. But shawn said 'After that, well probably take some time off," he said. "It could be a month, it could be a couple of months, maybe even a year..." Which is strange, what have they been doing for the past two years then? But still, any re-make of Iowa would be awesome. fck the haters and keep the music coming slipknot. Maggot 4 life.
    I agreeee.
    MetalRock4ever
    Can't effing wait. Any slipknot album is good, no matter what bieber listeners say... Slipknot haven't died or got worse. But shawn said 'After that, well probably take some time off," he said. "It could be a month, it could be a couple of months, maybe even a year..." Which is strange, what have they been doing for the past two years then? But still, any re-make of Iowa would be awesome. fck the haters and keep the music coming slipknot. Maggot 4 life.
    buzzradio
    Slipknot is done, they'll never be the same. They may go on, but it's only a shell of what the band used to be. After the tragic death of Paul, I think a part of Slipknot died too. Corey has other things to work on at this time, Honestly, I'm ok with that, we have some great music from Slipknot, but to me, the only TRUE way to move on and honor their fallen brother and start a whole new chapter in Slipknot History, lose the masks! Start new, fresh, we all know they can shred, who needs the masks anymore? We all know what they look like, I think the whole "man behind the mask" facade is over. That's just the way I feel. I don't know or claim to know how they feel, but I honestly think this could be one of their issues.
    !Mike!
    Only reason Corey doesn't want to make this album and the others are shitting their pants over it is because anything Corey touches turns into ****ing gold. The man is even getting paid to go around talking about how much he hates shit. Honestly, what would Shawn Crahan do outside of hitting his cans or whatever in splitknot. Even giving him the benifit of the doubt and assuming he has more musical talent then just doing that, nobody except for diehard slipknot fans know who the hell he is outside of being the guy who dresses up as a clown in slipknot, hell some people don't even know what he does in slipknot.
    pwnadgebunny
    this is good to hear. i like that it will probably sound like iowa. as a huge slipknot fan, i have to say all hope is gone just wasn't their greatest. my favorite overall by them would actually have to be vol 3 (everything's there: heavier songs, softer songs, etc.) but iowa and the s/t are close right up behind there. hopefully it will be similar to iowa but maybe contain a softer ballad (like snuff) written for paul. stay (sic)
    XxGamefreekzxX
    I agree, Shawn is a better spokesperson for slipknot, he speaks more for the entire band, but Corey on the other hand tends to speak for himself and not the band. Sure Corey is an amazing front man on stage, but really when he steps off that stage he shouldn't speak to much. Well anyways I just hope this next album kicks ass, Iowa is an amazing album, I just hope they don't try copy&pasting Iowa. i just want the next album to have the anger and aggression like Iowa.
    conner 147
    dieinafire wrote: all the more reason i hope the world ends in 2012
    haha **** you,haha
    mnewland1
    Folks don't worry, there's enough crappy Slipknot music to go around as it is, don't worry about having to wait a year.
    CommanderMeaty
    Am I the only one who thinks that Corey acts like a douche? I meant in the other articles..
    Sic_maggot_H
    F uck off trolls. Go back to crying to your mommy cause you're daddy doesn't love you.
    .:!j.man!:.
    Given whats said UG... take notice, dont bother hounding us with constant slipknot news until it really is news worthy.
    Plagueheart
    I'm going to keep my expectations relatively low for the next album since Slipknot is another one of those bands who WERE amazing and declined with every album. Expect 2 acoustic songs, 3 mainstream pop-metal songs la Before I forget, Psychosocial, Dead Memories, etc., another 3 fill songs, a few useless distortion/noise samples which may end up being a 1:30 song, and that 1 song which was sort of unique and experimental and was pulled off pretty well. Similar to Iowa? I doubt it, expect something more close to AHIG. Sorry for sounding so negative, but Slipknot were one of my favorite bands and their last 2 albums have bored me. /opinion
    hotdogs585
    didn't they say that about all hope is gone? and look how bad that album blew
    COREYTAYLOR721
    hope corey is drinking tea like its his job i want to hear iowa type vocals. it would be cool on a slipknot album if they utilized jim and mick and let them do more layered lead or u know just something different. solos.
    Swanny1989
    Slipknot Won't Start Work On New Album Until 2013
    I say 'GOOD'! Stone Sour is better anyway!
    conner 147
    mnewland1 wrote: 1201ZJ wrote: Slipknot is garbage. That is all. you just don't apperciate their art because your feeble little minds wont let you Atleast SOMEBODY gets it
    UnSpOkEnGM
    Sparda93 wrote on 02/09/2012 - 01:39 pm / quote | Mr. Baloonhands wrote: i say they can take all the time they need, i figure the more time they spend on it the better the records gonna probably turn out right? Guns`n Roses: Chinese Democracy
    Hahahahah xD good one xD