Slipknot’s new album is getting ever-closer, with Sid Wilson offering another update into the record’s production.
For quite some time now, we’ve been hearing plenty of of news about Slipknot’s new album. While Corey Taylor has stated that these his new lyrics are among some of the best he’s written, it seems as though we’ll only have to wait until August 8th before we finally hear it.
Of course, this new record hasn’t been without a few cryptic teasers, descriptions about the record’s content, and Corey Taylor’s wish to make jazz versions of the songs. Now though, we’ve received a brand new update from keyboardist and turntablist Sid Wilson.
Taking to Instagram today, Wilson assured fans that today wasn’t his birthday, despite what “Wee-kee” says (the less said about his Wikipedia pronunciation, the better), before adding that he’d been spending time in the studio.
With the video seemingly filmed at the studio itself, Wilson revealed he was “laying the last of my parts down,” before noting that “it’s getting closer, y’all, stay tuned.”
In related news, fans of Slipknot have been watching as an intriguing legal battle unfolds before their eyes.
On March 13th, Chris Fehn officially filed a lawsuit claiming that funds had been withheld from him by his bandmates.
While Fehn was under the impression that everyone received equal payment for their roles within the band, he reportedly discovered that some of his bandmates had set up other business entities that also collect money from the group’s activities.
As a result, Chris Fehn asked for an audit to be undertaken on the band’s finances, and for the “damages and profits” he claims he is owed.
Although Fehn claims he is still a member of the group, Slipknot issued a recent statement noting that “Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot”, before it was taken offline.
Regardless, it’s definitely positive news for fans that the group are still able to put the legal battle to the side for a brief moment and focus on getting that long-awaited new album complete.
In other news, Slipknot were recently announced as the support act for Metallica’s first Australian tour in six years Check out the upcoming dates below.
Check out Slipknot’s ‘All Out Life’:
Metallica’s WorldWired Australia Tour 2019
With special guests Slipknot
Thursday, October 17th
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA
Sunday, October 20th
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday October 22nd
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC – SOLD OUT
Thursday October 24th
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday October 26th
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, October 29th
QSAC, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday, October 31st
Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ – SOLD OUT
Saturday, November 2nd
Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ