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SLIPKNOT To Begin Working On Next Album In February

Clown and Jim Root are supposed to get together to start writing.

Clown and Jim Root are supposed to get together to start writing.

Slipknot have just wrapped up the touring cycle for their return album, .5: The Gray Chapter which was released two years ago. But does that mean the band is going on a break? Not quite.

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Corey Taylor wrote a new book and his other project Stone Sour will likely release a new album next year, but that doesn't mean there won't be Slipknot activity.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone about his upcoming film, Officer Downe, Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan quickly noted that writing will commence on the next Slipknot album in February:

Crahan is not about to kick up his feet and take an extended vacation anytime soon. With Slipknot on a break after a few years of touring in support of their .5: The Gray Chapter album, Crahan intends to use the time to assess what he wants to do next. He has a plan to get together with Slipknot guitarist Jim Root in early February and start writing new music – "because we want to write," Crahan adds – and they'll leave the date they actually go back into the studio up in the air. In the meantime, he hopes to make another film.

Speaking of Officer Downe, the movie actually looks good, based on the teaser and the trailer.

But with Crahan looking to direct another movie, and Taylor busy with Stone Sour for all of 2017 and likely some of 2018, I'd imagine the earliest we could expect a new Slipknot record would be the late summer of 2018, and that's being generous.

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Update: Corey Taylor says the band won't be entering the studio for two years.

We recently named Slipknot's self-titled debut one of the top 10 debut albums in metal history. Here's why:

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