Slipknot is preparing for a new album release, but fans would have to wait for two years before hearing the band’s newest release.
Slipknot Percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan recently went on an interview with Metal Injection and revealed the band’s plan with their new album, which he said would take two years before fans could hear it.
Crahan further explained their plans of resting after their tour that is currently on going while they promote their newest release “.5: The Grey Chapter.”
“I’m not sure, ’cause we’re slated to tour the rest of this year and some of next year,” Crahan explained about Slipknot’s new album. “So… I mean, it takes six months to make a record… [And then] marketing and preparation… So, you know, if we’re touring the rest of this year and some of next year, it could be as early as the first quarter of 2017. I mean, I’m just giving you actual facts.”
With a lot of shows scheduled including a list of 2016 shows, Crahan added that they are still writing new songs on the road.
“But we’re writing now,” he said of the new Slipknot album. “We’re in the rhythm of writing all the time, which is a very helpful tool, because we love doing that. So it’s not a waste of time. It’s not anything that won’t get used. Usually, if we’re writing, it’s passion. Whether it’s written here [on the road] or in someone’s garage or basement, it’s all for the better cause. So, who knows?! Hopefully soon.”
In addition to new album news, Slipknot also has announced a series of UK shows for February, which was revealed by NME .
In the report, singer Corey Taylor revealed his excitement to play in Europe on Feb. 8 to Feb. 13.
“Any time we get the chance to come over to the UK, it’s awesome,” Taylor said. “Hopefully the fans have as much fun as we do. We’ll be putting together a great set for them, and as we fill out the bill with bands, we hope the excitement gets even bigger.”