Corey Taylor: "The new Slipknot album is 98% done'"
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has confirmed that the band's new album is "98% done" and has promised it will be released soon.
The singer, who was speaking to Radio DJ Full Metal Jackie, said that the album was about to be mixed, but that fans wouldn't have to wait too long to hear it.
When asked how the band's new album was progressing, Taylor said: "The album is done. Oh yes. I'd say 98 percent done. I'm in the process of heading to the studio to give a listen, see if there's anything we need to touch up. But yeah, it is very close."
He continued: "The next step is the mix, and we're going to try to get it out very soon. There will be big announcements soon. Big things to hear, soon. That's really all I can say about it I know we're anything, if not diligent to our plan. The plan is to just slowly but surely get people to lose their minds for the next couple of months with just little stuff here and there leaked."
The album will be first for the band since 2008's All Hope Is Gone, the last album to feature bassist Paul Gray, who passed away in 2010, and drummer Joey Jordison, who left the group last year.
The metallers also announced that they will be staging their festival Knotfest again this year, it will take place on October 24-26 in San Bernardino, California with Slipknot headlining Saturday and Sunday with different sets, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Of Mice & Men and Lamb Of God are among the bands confirmed to play the event.
It is not known who has provided drums for the band's new album, but earliest this year, rumours emerged that former Madball and Against Me! drummer Jay Weinberg had been tipped to assist the band with the creation of their fifth studio album.