Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor revealed in an interview with Kerrang! that the band will begin work on a major new album.
Following the shock departure of drummer Joey Jordison for "personal reasons" in December 2013, there was speculation over the future for the band.
This is the first confirmation that a new album to follow up 2008's opus 'All Hope Is Gone' will happen, after a turbulent period which also included the death of bassist Paul Gray.
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Speaking in Kerrang! magazine, Taylor said:
"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. I think the fans are going to be very, very excited when they hear this stuff."
He continued: "I've written lyrics for everything that we have right now and it's feeling pretty good. 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, 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."
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