Slipknot: “[We’re] wearing our influences a little more on our sleeve”


You know your band (and by extension, career) is in a good place when there’s no rush and/or essential need to release an album every two-three years, as the general cycle often suggests. Like Metallica, Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters, while a new album is always anticipated by fans, whether it’s two years or twenty, the demand is always going to remain the same regardless.

Last week, masked metal icons Slipknot announced an Australian tour (well, east coast tour. We should clarify that before Adelaide and Perth fans bemoan the lack of distinction). Subsequently, the band will appear on a three-show headline run this October.

Speaking with Rolling Stone recently, vocalist Corey Taylor chatted about where the band’s future material may lead. While no solid or significant details relating to a specific album were offered, the musician discussed the direction and intent.

“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. We love everything from old-school thrash to bands like Neurosis, Nine Inch Nails. [We’re] wearing our influences a little more on our sleeve and seeing where that will take us,” Taylor told the music publication.

Slipknot released their current album, ‘.5 The Gray Chapter‘, in 2014.

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