Corey Taylor just dropped the best news any Slipknot fan could ask for. We all know to expect new Knot in 2019, but Taylor has compared the band’s new songs to those from their 2001 classic, Iowa.

Iowa is often regarded as Slipknot’s most important work. Recorded during an especially dark time in the band’s career, Iowa is perhaps the most twisted album to ever go platinum, and it did so in just over a month after release. Taylor also compares the album with the band's most recent effort, 2014's .5: The Gray Chapter, which dealt with the pain of losing founding bassist Paul Gray. The frontman says that Slipknot’s (six six) sixth album will delve even further into the abyss.

“It’s only in the demo stages right now, however we have very serious, tentative plans – and I say that because the best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud – to go into the studio at the beginning of next year and get this fucker going,” Taylor tells Kerrang. “We have 16 songs written right now, and they are fucking dangerous. I loved .5 [The Gray Chapter], but this album, to me, makes .5 look like nobody’s business.”

The vocalist continues, “This is Iowa levels of heavy. And I have to go out and tour this shit at my age – I can feel those songs in my back! I am really, really excited about it, and I talk to the guys in Slipknot all the time. I talk to Clown either every day or every other day. I’ve been talking to Jim, V-man, Jay, Mick, Craig, Chris, Sid. We’re all really, really, really excited about this stuff, and it’s coming together really fucking well. So be prepared for 2019 – which, weirdly, is the 20th anniversary of our first album. Shit’s about to get fucking real again! So take that as you will.”

2019 will be the year of the Knot, so get ready for the Nine’s re-emergence right before the turn of the decade. Check out Corey Taylor’s full chat with Kerrang below.

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