Corey Taylor has posted a photo on Instagram of him apparently writing lyrics for SLIPKNOT's next album. The snap, which was captioned "Working... #slipknot," can be seen below.
Although he's still on the road with STONE SOUR, Taylor recently said that he has already begun putting together lyrical ideas for SLIPKNOT's follow-up to 2014's ".5: The Gray Chapter", adding that the material will see him at his "most autobiographical" that he has "been in years." Taylor's latest comments come six months after SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan revealed that the band had "about 27 pieces of work" written for the band's new disc.
Asked by Musik Universe if he has heard any of the music Crahan has been composing with the other instrumental members of SLIPKNOT, Taylor replied: "Yeah, I have. It's awesome. That's all I'm gonna say about it. It's everything I wanted it to be." As for the lyrics, Taylor explained: "It's really dark. It's probably the most autobiographical I've been in years. Just for the fact that I've been through a lot the last few years and I've been sitting on a lot."
SLIPKNOT's touring cycle in support of its latest disc ended in November 2016, with Taylor returning to his other band STONE SOUR last year.
The singer said that the new SLIPKNOT LP will "absolutely" arrive next year. He remarked: "2019, sometime in that year we will definitely be recording it. We'll finish writing it, record it and be ready to go on the road."
Taylor and STONE SOUR just finished a string of North American dates in support of that band's sixth studio effort, "Hydrograd".