Slipknot to release new album

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Nu-metal masked musicians, Slipknot, are set to release a new album later this year.

Front man, Corey Taylor recently told Blabbermouth “Me and Jim [Root] have been writing a lot of stuff, and it’s really starting to kind of shape up, really.

“I mean, we’ve got a nice chunk, and now we just kind of need to, you know, shape everything to that Slipknot point of view, that Slipknot way, that Slipknot sound.”

He also added “There’s an excitement that we haven’t felt in a while.”

Guitarist, Jim Root posted photo proof on Instagram (below) that the band were currently in the studio with the caption “Sig love on the API #fenderguitar #work ‘thecoffeesucks #slipknot2014”

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This will be the bands first album since the 2008 ‘All Hope Is Gone’ as well as their first album since the death of bassist Paul Grey and the loss of drummer and Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison.

The unexpected departure of Jordison caused quite a ripple amongst Slipknot fans. Despite Slipknot explaining Jordison’s leave was due to ‘personal reasons’, the drummer released a short statement in the beginning of the New Year:

“To my fans, friends and associates…I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumours and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot.

“I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years and I would never abandon it or my fans.

“This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you.

“While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year.”

Although Jordison had already written 40 songs of new material, Taylor has spoken that none of these will be included in their up-coming album.

On the development of the new album, Taylor has told fans that it is sounding like a cross between their UK Number 1 album ‘Iowa’ (2001) and ‘Vol. 3’ (2004).

To any of those with doubts, Taylor took to twitter:

“For those who think the Knot is falling apart, you are greatly and sadly mistaken. Bring on 2014. Great things are coming. Stay tuned.”

The new album is set to be released later this year.