Slipknot began to write songs for the new album in the last months of the past year. Jim Root and Shawn “Clown” Craham came together and announced that they were starting to write songs.

Now, vocalist Corey Taylor has joined to Slipknot’s songwriting process for the new album. In an interview with Shawn Craham’s WRIF, it revealed that Corey Taylor is back to band. He said:

We’re writing as a band, and with Corey as well. Yes, we’re off, and we’re off for a while – for a long while.

Corey’s doing what he does, which is Stone Sour, which is awesome. And he’s living that life, which is awesome, ’cause he does it really well and loves it – it’s his art. So he does that and we’re writing. We’re beginning to write some music for Slipknot for the new record. He’s aware of it – so while we’re writing, he’s getting songs.

But we’re not just gonna sit around… some of us aren’t just gonna sit around, because we’ve done that for 20 years. We just feel like writing.

We’ve had so much fun writing ‘The Gray Chapter’ and people that started writing together during this album cycle never wrote together in 15 years, so things are a little bit different and it’s amazing and it’s fun, and we have a good time.

We don’t need big, fancy studios or stuff to write. We can just go to each other’s houses and write, you know what I mean? Does that mean we’re in the studio? Why would we go in the studio and just spend a bunch of money right now? No. We’re writing, though. We’re writing for the new record, and Corey gets songs. We have a lot of stuff already that we wrote out on the road for the last three years. We have songs that we’ve written that are amazing.”

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