Slipknot: “The album is done.”

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has observed the band’s new studio album is essentially complete.

A follow-up to 2008’s ‘All Hope Is Gone’, the pending full-length marks a key period in the Iowa band’s career.

The record is the first since the passing of bassist Paul Gray and equally the first since long-time drummer Joey Jordison departed the band.

Speaking to Loudwire, Taylor noted the group is in the last stages of finalising the yet-to-be-titled album.

“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,” Taylor said.

According to the singer, Slipknot will slowly drip-feed material over the coming months.

“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.”

addressed the tone of the material in 2013 suggesting the record will be "a cross between ‘Iowa’ and ‘Vol. 3’ in a lot of ways, while also evolving the way [the band] always have.”

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