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For a long time, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor seemed the most hesitant to get back into the studio and make a new album following the 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray. But with three years having passed since Gray's death, and with Taylor making three albums with Stone Sour since then, the singer told us that he thinks 2014 will finally be the year of the Knot: "I know everybody is pretty keen on getting together and seeing what happens next year, so I mean, if it takes us a year to write an album, so be it. The main goal is to just get us in the room and just see what happens, you know. If we can get past that first day, I think it'll come together. Now that we're all kind of in better places in our lives and whatnot, it's making it a little easier to be excited about it again. It's just starting to feel like it's time."
Slipknot has performed live over the past two years but has not recorded a new album since 2008's All Hope Is Gone.
Stone Sour issued Audio Secrecy in 2010, House Of Gold And Bones, Part 1 last fall and House Of Gold And Bones, Part 2 last month.
Taylor has also written two books, with the second one, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots And Cynics In The Process), due out on July 16th through Da Cappo Press.
Slipknot plays the Download Festival in the U.K. on June 14th and the Graspop festival in Belgium on June 29th.