While there’s been conflicting reports about the possibility of a new studio album from various members of Slipknot since the death of long-time bassist Paul Gray, it appears fans will get to hear a new studio release – just not in the short term.
Percussionist Shawn Crahan recently caught up with Kerrang! and commented on the possibility of writing another studio album.
"There’s plans [to make another record] but that’s a way off. No one will push it, because it’s going to be a big one. It’ll be closer to ‘Iowa’, but it’ll be sadder and crazier. And really thought provoking, it could even be conceptual," Crahan said.
As expected and understandable, the musician notes that the death of Gray still remains raw within the group and hence there is no rush to enter the recording studio.
"We’re still taking some time to reflect on our brother [Gray]. Everybody needs to be collecting thoughts so they can get it out and no one has really had time to collect thoughts yet. But we’re the fucking ‘KNOT. And when we come out, you’ll know your band is done."
Slipknot are set to tour Australia as part of Soundwave 2012.