SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan has posted the following message on his Facebook page:
“I wanted to tell everyone straight from my mouth because you may have heard it already anyway, but SLIPKNOT will be touring by next June in America only, but that does not mean things will not change, and as they do, I will, along with others, tell you, our family, first. No album yet because it is too soon and there are no songs yet because the band needs to come together to write this next one. I cannot wait to feel the ideas like choking on color. Everything happens for a reason, so be ready.”
SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor last week tweeted that he is working on a new album with his other band, STONE SOUR, whose third full-length effort, “Audio Secrecy”, came out less than a year ago.
SLIPKNOT recently completed a three-week European tour that was the band’s first run of dates since the death of bassist Paul Gray in May 2010.
The group concluded its three-week European tour on July 10 with a headlining set at England’s Sonisphere festival.
Taylor, who has been unsure of SLIPKNOT’s future since Gray’s death, told Artisan News that “It’s more about trying to figure out what it means to me in this day and age. I mean, I know what the original music means to me; it’s something that I will always be proud of. I’m trying to figure out what the next steps are. And without Paul, and the way that the turmoil in the band is right now, it’s gonna take some time. The tour went really well that we just did, so that’s a step in the right direction. But there’s still a lot of things that we’ve gotta work on before we can run back in and be like, ‘OK, let’s do another album.’ It’s like, let’s slow down a little bit. It’s here if we want it. But if we make the wrong choices for the wrong reasons, then it could all [snaps fingers] go like that, and I don’t wanna be a part of that.”
Quality HD video footage of SLIPKNOT’s June 30 concert at Ledovyi Dvoretz in St. Petersburg, Russia can be seen below.