Slipknot made a very triumphant return in 2014 with .5: The Gray Chapter, and it looks like there won't be anything like a six-year wait this time. Rolling Stone spoke with vocalist Corey Taylor recently, and he had a promising album update:
"We're trying to think of where we can go musically that still has the soul of what we're trying to say, what we're trying to do, how we're trying to help people evolve with their lives. It's one of those things that we're kind of looking to our influences now. 'Cause we loved everything from old-school thrash to bands like Neurosis, Nine Inch Nails. It's trying to kinda take stock of like—wearing our influences a little more on our sleeve and seeing where that'll take us."
Hopefully your imagination gets sufficient time to figure out what that sounds like.
Asked in February what he saw in his future, the 42-year-old Taylor said he "might step away from Slipknot at some point, just because the way the music is; that sense of energy. I don’t know if I could be able to do that into my 50s."
What he's stepping into, though, is Sharknado 4, plus Slipknot's very apt summer tour with Marilyn Manson, which will run from June 9 to Aug. 5, where it will wrap in Slipknot's home town of Des Moines, Iowa. The masked madmen will also co-headline the newly announced super-event Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in September; Black Sabbath, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Opeth, Hatebreed, Disturbed, Children of Bodom and more will be in the house.
Watch Fuse in conversation with Corey Taylor: