Mick Thomson: Slipknot won’t leave fans waiting for new album

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Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson says that fans won’t have to wait long for a new album.

The metal band’s last album, 5.The Gray Chapter, was released last October, a full six years after their previous LP, All Hope Is Gone. In the intervening period bassist Paul Gray died and drummer Joey Jordison was fired.

But Thomson has now revealed that the ‘Knot have started recording ideas and song snippets via their laptops whilst they are on tour, and could even enter the studio to start recording their new album as soon as current live commitments are completed.

Speaking to MusicRadar Thomson said: “It enables us to have songs in the can already before we go in a studio to work on a new album. We hope to do our next record sooner after touring.

“We don’t want to spend the same amount of time between albums as we’ve done with the last two.”

Slipknot are about to embark on a series of tour dates across the UK and Ireland with Korn, supported by King 810. Confirmed shows are as follows:

Jan 14th: Dublin, 3Arena
Jan 16th: Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
Jan 18th: Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Jan 19th: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Jan 20th: Manchester Arena
Jan 22nd: Liverpool, Echo Arena
Jan 23rd: London, Wembley SSE Arena
Jan 24th: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Jan 26th: Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
Jan 27th: Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena

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