We've been talking about the forthcoming new Slipknot album forever now. Previously, Corey Taylor has said it will be a cross between Iowa and Vol. 3.
Earlier this week, Full Metal Jackie had some time to catch up with Corey and he revealed that the new album is almost done:
The album is done. Oh yes. I’d say 98 percent done. I’m in the process of heading to the studio to give a listen, see if there’s anything we need to touch up. But yeah, it is very close. The next step is the mix, and we’re going to try to get it out very soon. There will be big announcements soon. Big things to hear, soon. That’s really all I can say about it. I know we’re anything, if not diligent to our plan. The plan is to just slowly but surely get people to lose their minds for the next couple of months with just little stuff here and there leaked.
As for the process in general, Taylor says it's been quite cathartic:
This one, it just feels, there’s something weird about this one. Obviously this is the first album we’re making without Paul [Gray]. After everything we went through, there’s a catharsis that comes with this, being able to throw all the emotion and aggression out that we’ve been holding onto. At the same time, getting to be creative again. Feeling that juice coming back into us. It’s been a real positive experience just from an artistic standpoint, a lyrical standpoint. We’re making an album that’s not just a reflection. Let’s just get new music out there. There’s something very vital with what we’re trying to do. There’s something very visceral with the emotion we’re playing with and trying to tell the story of a band that’s gone through hell, and yet we’re back. It’s been really fulfilling.
We'll keep you posted on any new developments.