If you're hoping for new Slipknot in 2013, all hope is gone for you, pun intended. Corey Taylor has previously said the band only have a few international shows lined up and he's devoting the rest of the year to his other project, Stone Sour. Now, in a new interview with Loudwire, the Slipknot frontman gets candid and explains the potential timeline for new material from the 9-headed beast known as Slipknot:
We're doing five shows this year, all overseas. But it's still not time yet. There's a lot of people in the band getting healthy and trying to stay healthy and I think by getting together and doing this handful of shows, that will encourage them, and that's important.
It takes a long time to pull yourself out of where we were. We were all in really bad shape and really dark places and right now we just kind of realized, we don't want to be there anymore. You can visit it. You can tap into it. But you don't want to exist in it. That's not life. That's just sustaining pain. For me, I let that go a long time ago and now the rest of the guys in the band are seeing that as well.
So, we're all just trying to be there for each other and I think we'll start working on new music by probably next year… just kind of throwing demos together, maybe start working on a new album at the end of next year or maybe 2015.
While other members of the band hoped to be back in the studio this year, it's just not going to happen with Stone Sour being so busy. Previously, drummer Joey Jordison says he has over 30 demos of new material written, but it's clearly going to be quite a qwhile until we hear anything from Slipknot.