Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan has recently noted that the band’s new album, a follow-up to 2014’s “.5: The Gray Chapter,” might see the light of day as early as during the first quarter of 2015.
Chatting with Full Metal Jackie, Clown pointed out that the remainder of 2015 is already booked for live shows. Then he explained how a typical writing, recording and producing cycle takes about half a year. When promotion and marketing is added to the mix, he drew a conclusion that the next Slipknot album could be released “as early as the first quarter of 2017.”
Guitarist Jim Root previously noted how he already has a solid chunk of new material written down. During an interview with Des Moines Register, the axeman stressed that Slipknot is not in the position of taking another big break and that they have to get busy with the new stuff ASAP if they want to retain the momentum and keep the quality tunes flowing. Needless to say, the majority of fans met Jim’s words with nothing but praises, already raising some hype for the new material.
Slipknot are spending the majority of 2015 out on the road, with confirmed concert dates stretching across all corners of the world. To check out the upcoming list of Slipknot tour dates and additional ticket info, follow this link.