Slipknot to take 2-year break

Slipknot plan to take a two-year break after their current touring schedule comes to an end.

The metal giants are out on the road in support of fifth album .5: The Gray Chapter – named in honour of late bassist Paul Gray – and last weekend headlined the Main Stage at Download.

Percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan recently said the follow-up could arrive as early as 2017, but frontman Corey Taylor expects it to be a little later than that.

Taylor tells Rock Sverige: “We’re gonna finish touring and then we’re gonna take a couple of years off again to let everything chill. I’m gonna go do my thing, everybody else is gonna go do their thing.

“I know Clown’s got movies that he wants to make, which is very cool. He just wrapped his first feature a couple of months ago, which I’m pretty stoked for him about.”

Taylor also fronts Stone Sour and hints he’ll get back to work with them during Slipknot’s downtime.

He adds: “In a couple of years we’ll get back together and see what happens again. Kind of what we used to do before we lost Paul.”

Slipknot recently issued a video for their track Killpop.


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