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Corey Taylor provides an update on the new Slipknot album

Corey Taylor has given an update on the upcoming Slipknot album and revealed its expected arrival time.

In a recent interview with Doug Bradley on Down To Hell, the Slipknot frontman said that they’re now in the process of mixing the album with an anticipated summer release. He said: “We don’t have a hard [release] date yet ’cause we’re lazy and we’re still mixing the damn thing”.

He continued: “I can tell you it’s completely recorded and we’re about halfway through mixing it. So, to me, I would say probably two or three months [from now]. That’s my ballpark. I’m hoping; I’m gonna push to get it out then – maybe summertime sometime.”

Taylor also spoke about the new album back in February, where he confirmed that the band had finished work on their “killer” new album. “The record is actually in the process of being mixed right now,” the singer told Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM. “Everything is finished, so it’s just being mixed right now, which is rad news”.

Taylor added: “The artwork’s done. We just came up with the title. I’m not gonna tell you it right now. But we’re really stoked.”

In February, the group also shared their new video for the song ‘The Chapeltown Rag’. The track was originally released in November 2021 and is expected to be the first single from the band’s upcoming seventh studio album, which will follow 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind.

Featuring edited footage from the band’s recent run of live shows – they debuted the video during a November gig at Knotfest Los Angeles.

Last week (March 3rd), Slipknot announced that their upcoming July shows in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are being postponed in light of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Taylor also shared a message of support for his Ukrainian fans, accompanied by his son Griffin: “We just want to send our love, our best wishes to all of our family and friends in Ukraine,” he said. “Stay strong, we’re with you, we’re standing with you and we’re thinking about you. Hopefully, we will see you soon. Stay strong.”

Watch the full Down To Hell interview below.