"Essentially, I want to start looking at putting demos together for Slipknot fall of 2014, to go in the studio in 2015 and start making an album," Taylor told the Pulse of Radio. "So it's gonna be a while." That doesn't mean the band won't do some festival touring in the summer, but that seems to be it for now.
Taylor has been consistently reluctant to work on new Slipknot material. In late 2011, he seemed uncertain about what the band's music would sound like in the wake of Gray's death. "It's going to be a more saddened form of rage when it does happen," he suggested at that time, "and it'll be a whole path that we've never gone down before."
If we don't get a new studio album from the band until 2015, that will mark seven years since the release of All Hope Is Gone, which for obvious reasons would be the longest gap between Slipknot discs. But for fans, it's probably better to have some slim idea of the band's future plans than to live with the total uncertainty that existed before.
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