Slipknot eye spring 2022 release for ‘crazy’ new album says ‘stoked’ Corey Taylor

Slipknot in 2021
(Image credit: Alexandar Gay)

Slipknot are eying up a March/April 2022 release date for their forthcoming seventh album, according to frontman Corey Taylor

Speaking on HardDrive Radio, Taylor told host Lou Brutus that he still has four songs to complete on the album - “I'm redoing one that I wasn't happy with”, he revealed - and says he'll then “go back through and do punch-up on anything that I'm just not feeling.”

"The goal right now — and I don't wanna talk out of turn — the goal is to get it ready for mix [in] January so we can get it out two or three months after,” he added.

Slipknot have already released a taster for the album, which they've been recording in Los Angeles with Joe Barresi (Avenged Sevenfold/Melvins/Kyuss), in the form of The Chapeltown Rag.

We were able to really kind of pull off something crazy,” Taylor told Brutus. “It's really good; I'm really, really stoked on it. I actually like this one more than I like We Are Not Your Kind, and I loved We Are Not Your Kind.”

“It’s an expansion of where we were at on We Are Not Your Kind,” the singer stated in July. “This band has always prided itself on expanding boundaries, expanding our musical vision.”

“There’s a couple of songs on here that people are gonna be, like… There’s definitely some pit openers that are gonna fucking freak people out.”

“It’s got the heavy… There’s so many different elements on this one, man, that let’s just say I’m really excited to get the vocals on it. I’ve got all the lyrics written and whatnot. I’m starting to fine-tune everything. It’s gonna be interesting, man.”

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.