Corey Taylor has revealed that Slipknot have ambitious plans for their new album.
“The idea that we had was to kind of come up with the concept and then provide the soundtrack for it,” Taylor says. “But then I told them [band mates] the other day… I was, like, ‘Let’s take it even further and let’s make our ‘Purple Rain’, let’s make our ‘The Wall’.’ With a movie — not just the album, but do the movie… like, do everything. And they were pretty into it. It’s gonna be a few years before we even get into that, but just the fact that we’re laying the steps for it now just means that we’re right back to where we were, which is just being five steps ahead of the game.”
“I’m just, like, ‘Man, we’ve gotta write an art record. We’ve gotta write our ‘Wall’… ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’… whatever you wanna say. And that’s where I’m at,” the frontman explains. “We’ve got so many records on our record deal. We’ve done five. I’d love it if we could do a double album, just… interludes… Have a concept, [and] maybe make a movie. I mean, things that have all been done, things that have all been done before, but… you know, our way, our interpretation. That would be a grand slam for the Clown. Don’t get me wrong: we’d still do our thing. We’re still gonna be Slipknot.”