During a new appearance on HardDrive Radio, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor answered when will Slipknot release its upcoming album, while also sharing his honest opinion on the band’s upcoming seventh studio effort.

Slipknot is an Iowa-based heavy metal band formed in 1995 by the percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, the late drummer Joey Jordison and the late bassist Paul Gray. During its ongoing career, Slipknot released 6 studio albums, 2 live albums, 5 video albums, 27 music videos, 26 singles, and more stuff at press time. Debuted in 1999 with its self-titled record, Slipknot released its sixth and latest studio album in 2019, named We Are Not Your Kind.

On the other hand, Corey Taylor gained international fame for being the lead vocalist of Slipknot. He has been a member of the band since 1997 and performed in every one of Slipknot’s albums. Contributing to tons of Slipknot stuff, Corey Taylor was the co-writer of beloved songs such as Surfacing, (sic), Dead Memories, Be Prepared for Hell, Insert Coin, and Before I Forget.

After they released its sixth in 2019, Slipknot has been working on a follow-up to grow up its catalog. The band’s newest single from the album, The Chapeltown Rag, had arrived in early November 2021.

Now, Corey Taylor detailed the band’s upcoming album and answers a question like when will Slipknot release the new album. At first, the musician has touched on the recording process of the album. Admitting that he loved the next album more than the sixth, We Are Not Your Kind, Taylor revealed how far they had come on the album.

“When we started first putting the new music together, it was a lot of flying around, people doing it in certain spots and trying to get the best out of it even though we were in the confines of lockdowns and stuff,” Corey says.

“So it was tricky. But we had a great producer with Joe Barresi, and he knows how to get the best out of pretty much any band that he’s ever worked with.

“He’s super rad and loves what we do, which sometimes that’s all you need – is just somebody going, ‘We’re gonna do this.’

“So he would come into town so I could do the vocals. He would fly out and get the guys together to do the guitars and stuff, get them together with [drummer] Jay [Weinberg] while the drums were going on. We were able to really kind of pull off something crazy.

“And now we’re about… I’d say we’re about 90% away from the album being finished. And it’s really good; I’m really, really stoked on it. I actually like this one more than I like ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, and I loved ‘We Are Not Your Kind’.”

Corey Taylor Gives A Possible Release Date Of The New Slipknot Album

Corey Taylor then was asked when will Slipknot release the new album. Disclosing that he left 4 songs to sing, Corey Taylor stated that the new Slipknot album will arrive in Spring 2022. Corey also expressed that the band is working on a music video for the band’s single The Chapeltown Rag.

“The goal right now – and I don’t wanna talk out of turn – the goal is to get it ready for mix [in] January so we can get it out two or three months after.

“I have four songs that I have to sing, ’cause I’m redoing one that I wasn’t happy with; I listened to it, and I was, like, ‘I can do that better.’ And honestly, very rarely have I ever had the opportunity to do that.

“So it’s actually kind of rad that I’m getting a chance to go in and go, ‘You know what? I can beat what I did.’ But that’s gonna take me five days to get that done. ‘Cause I’m gonna do those four songs and then go back through and do punch-up on anything that I’m just not feeling.

“But it’s gonna be very, very little ’cause I’m pretty down with everything that I’ve got. So once that’s done, man, it’s just a matter of having Joe mix it.

“And I know Clown’s been working on the artwork. We’re working on a video for… obviously for ‘Chapeltown,’ but also probably for whatever the first single’s gonna be.

“Yeah, it’s just a matter of time before we start getting it together.”

Back in this past November, at Slipknot‘s show at Knotfest Los Angeles, they had played their single life for the first time ever. At the time, Corey Taylor had mentioned the song’s lyricality.

“It’s classic Slipknot,” he said. “And it’s frenetic.”

“But lyrically, it’s coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself.

“And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we’re all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.”

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