It's crazy to think that in two months, new Slipknot music will be recorded. Then again, who would've thought we would've actually heard a brand new Slipknot song in 2018? But that's exactly what happened.
It looks like the band is pretty far along with the pre-production process, and in fact they have a solid timeline to book some studio time. During a recent Twitter exchange, frontman Corey Taylor confirmed the band would be in the studio in less than two months:
No no- 2019. That’s what I said. Recording in Jan. Album out middle of 2019.
— Corey Taylor (@CoreyTaylorRock) November 28, 2018
It's crazy to think, in less than two months Slipknot is going to begin recording new music. We recently learned that the band have nailed down a concept for the album. In an interview, Clown said the record is about good versus evil and "about being a human being and experiencing what you have in correlating it to this world."
"What I can tell you is I've known all the words all the time, so I've been able to paint the dream world and the nightmare in my mind." Conceptually, he adds, the album "breaks down to…good vs. evil, or in this sense, evil vs. good. It's about being a human being and experiencing what you have in correlating it to this world. This world is ugly and it's supposed to be, and it has to be in order for art to lead to grandness and beauty."
Crahan also recently revealed that members of Slipknot, namely himself, Taylor, guitarist Jim Root and DJ Sid Wilson, recorded a side project album at that time as well, which has not yet seen the light of day.
Are you ready for 2019 to be the year of the 'knot?