Slipknot Hopes to Record New Album After Tour

Image Courtesy of Roadrunner RecordsSlipknot may have just released their last album, .5: The Gray Chapter, a few months ago, but the band is already looking towards their next release. In fact, guitarist Mick Thompson says the band might hit the studio as soon as they finish up their current tour.

"We hope to do our next record sooner after touring .5," he tells Music Radar. "We don’t want to spend the same amount of time between albums as we’ve done with the last two."

.5 was released six years after Slipknot's last album, 2008's All Hope is Gone.

"I'm constantly writing, maybe a little more than other guys in the band," adds guitarist Jim Root. "I find it a very therapeutic thing to do on the road, where you’re estranged from your hobbies."

Slipknot will begin their European tour starting January 14 in Dublin, Ireland.  It runs through February 15 in Helsinki, Finland. After that, the band will play a variety of European, Australian and American festivals, including Rock on the Range, Download Festival and Carolina Rebellion. Slipknot's last scheduled date is a June 21 stop in Dessel, Belgium.

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