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Corey Taylor Says Slipknot is Working on Fifth Album

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Corey Taylor of Slipknot (Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

Corey Taylor of Slipknot (Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

By Scott T. Sterling

Slipknot are ready to roll into the studio and record a new album.

In a new interview with Kerrang! (via NME), Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said his band is in the early stages of working on their fifth studio album and what they’ve written so far has roots in two of the collective’s most popular full lengths.

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“I can say that, to me – and this is only my opinion – it’s a cross between Iowa and Volume 3…, but that’s honestly just scratching the surface,” Taylor revealed. “I think the fans are going to be very, very excited when they hear this stuff.”

Taylor continued by saying he feels “pretty good” about the lyrics he’s written so far. “It feels like the story of the band so far, which is a totally different take on what I’ve been used to writing with Slipknot,” Taylor said. “But I think because of everything we’ve been through, it’s time to tell that story. It’s going to be everything you want in a Slipknot album, and everything you wouldn’t expect.”

Taylor surely has much inspiration for this new Slipknot story, with the upcoming release being the first one since the tragic death of founding bass player, Paul Gray, as well the recent departure of drummer Joey Jordison. The band’s last release was 2008’s All Hope is Gone.

The Slipknot singer is a part of the recently announced super-group, Teenage Time Killer, which also features such rock luminaries as Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Keith Morris (Black Flag), Nick Oliveri (formerly of Queens of the Stone Age) and Randy Blythe (Lamb of God).

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