New Slipknot album is coming mid-2019

Corey Taylor has confirmed that the new Slipknot album will arrive in mid-2019.

Speaking to a fan on Twitter, the Slipknot frontman revealed that the band will be hitting the studio in January to release their as-yet-untitled sixth album the middle of 2019.

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Slipknot will be touring across Europe in summer 2019, so we can expect the album to be released around that time. 

Speaking to Billboard about the new album, Shawn 'Clown' Crahan says the record “breaks down to good v evil, or in this sense, evil v good. It's about being a human being and experiencing what you have in correlating it to this world. 

“This world is ugly and it's supposed to be, and it has to be in order for art to lead to grandness and beauty.”

Slipknot's sixth album will be the first full-length from the Iowan nine-piece since 2014's .5: The Gray Chapter

Corey, Clown and former drummer Joey Jordison feature in the latest issue of Metal Hammer in a world exclusive, telling the real story behind their All Hope Is Gone album. 

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.