Slipknot are set to start mixing the new album at the end of this month/beginning of next month. All the tracks have been laid down and all reports coming from the studio are that the 9 are very fucking happy with their sessions in the mansion. “í¢äå_ some really good slow stuff, and some good three-part harmonies in us. But at the same time, we’ve still got the metal, the same double bass and percussion, the same crazy noises coming out of Sid and Craig. Not to mention, this is probably the best guitar playing that Mick and Jim have ever done. This album has everything, and it will, I hope, become everything. Right now, it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever heardí¢äå_The fire’s there, the darkness is there, and the craziness is there, but it’s also mature, and it’s sonically the best-sounding thing we’ve ever done. We’re taking a lot more chances, but still staying true to what we do, borrowing not only from our metal roots, but from our rock roots, and our Pink Floyd roots. You can hear influences of everyone from Slayer to Amen to King Crimson.” – Corey Taylor The band are due to film their first video for the album in early March. They have already completed a preliminary photo shoot, and plans are afoot for more to come. As previously mentioned, the Jagermeister tour kicks off in the States next month. Slipknot will be touring with the mighty Chimaira and Fear Factory from the 30th March starting in Orlando, Florida. Keep an eye on www.slipknot1.com in the run up to the album’s release (which is currently scheduled for 24th May) as there will be regular updates in the weeks to come!