That’s right. New SLIPKNOT songs are in the works. It will be SLIPKNOT’s first album since the death of bassist Paul Gray. Drummer Joey Jordison, who has canceled Murderdolls’ upcoming winter tour, told Billboard:
It’s already in motion. It’s definitely exciting. It’s a little emotional, of course, but I think it’s going to be really, really cool and I think it’s gonna be a really, really great record because everyone’s really involved in the process.
It’s going to be a little interesting, but I think it’s gonna be a healing process for all of us. Slipknot is not going anywhere. We’re a family, and losing a family member sucks. You can’t help that, but you need to move on, and I think that what we’re gonna do might be the most powerful thing that we’ve ever created.
Despite no firm timetable having been established SLIPKNOT are expected to hit the studio during the first half of 2011.
Jordison says SLIPKNOT will remain an octet, with no replacement for bassist Paul Gray. On stage, however, “we’ll have a bass player that’s right next to me, to the right behind the stage, to lock in with me. But there’s no one right now who will go on stage.”