Asked about the direction of the new album, which is expected to be rele the work on SLIPKNOT‘s follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.
Asked about the direction of the new album, which is expected to be released at some point in 2019, Taylor says: “The way we’ve been describing it is, ‘What if the guys who made Iowa matured? What if the kids who made Iowa grew up?’
“That’s kind of the way we’re looking at it because some of this sh*t is so heavy – but there’s melody, there’s really cool melancholic melody going on.
“Some of this sh*t is just so hard and dirty fast. It’s f*cking really good. It’s also us at our most ambitious, our most experimental, also us doing what we f*cking do best which is basically when everybody thinks they’ve got us figured out, we just smack them in the face with everything we’ve got.”
Taylor further adds: “At a time when most bands are slowing down, I think we’ve written our heaviest song – one of them anyway – on this new album.
“It’s going to be f*cking crazy. People are going to sh*t their pants when they hear it.”
Earlier this week, Taylor also hinted that SLIPKNOT could release the tracks that don’t make it on to the as-yet-untitled album following its launch.
But he cautioned: “It’s gotta make sense, it’s gotta be Slipknot. It can’t just be something we throw out there because we can. It’s gotta have art, it’s gotta have content, it’s gotta have passion to it.”