Corey Taylor promises Slipknot's new album will be 'Iowa' levels of heavy

Slipknot 22/06/2018

Corey Taylor has just given us the best news any Slipknot fan could ask for. We know we're being treated to some new music in 2019, but now Taylor has let us know to expect a similar sound to their classic 2001 album Iowa.

“It’s only in the demo stages right now, however we have very serious, tentative plans – and I say that because the best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud – to go into the studio at the beginning of next year and get this fucker going,” Taylor tells Kerrang.

“We have 16 songs written right now, and they are fucking dangerous. I loved .5 [The Gray Chapter], but this album, to me, makes .5 look like nobody’s business.”

“This is Iowa levels of heavy. And I have to go out and tour this shit at my age – I can feel those songs in my back! I am really, really excited about it, and I talk to the guys in Slipknot all the time. I talk to Clown either every day or every other day. I’ve been talking to Jim, V-man, Jay, Mick, Craig, Chris, Sid. We’re all really, really, really excited about this stuff, and it’s coming together really fucking well. So be prepared for 2019 – which, weirdly, is the 20th anniversary of our first album. Shit’s about to get fucking real again! So take that as you will.”

Check out Corey Taylor's full yarn with Kerrang below: