On Monday Slipknot Finish Recording New Album, Announce Knotfest was a top story. Here is the recap: Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed to Full Metal Jackie that the band has completed recording their new studio album, which will be their first release since 2008's "All Hope Is Gone" and the band announced the details for Knotfest.
Taylor said, "The album is done. Oh yes. I'd say 98 percent done. I'm in the process of heading to the studio to give a listen, see if there's anything we need to touch up. But yeah, it is very close.
"The next step is the mix, and we're going to try to get it out very soon. There will be big announcements soon. Big things to hear, soon. That's really all I can say about it.
"I know we're anything, if not diligent to our plan. The plan is to just slowly but surely get people to lose their minds for the next couple of months with just little stuff here and there leaked."
The band revealed that they will be staging Knotfest this fall in California and also in Japan. The U.S. festival will be taking place on October 24-26 in San Bernardino, Ca with Slipknot headlining Saturday and Sunday with different sets.
Slipknot will be joined by Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Tech N9ne, Testament, In This Moment, Hatebreed, Hellyeah, Atreyu, The Devil Wears Prada and more.
Knotfest Japan will be taking place on November 15th and 16th and will feature Korn, Limp Bizkit, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch and more. More details here.
Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan had this to say, "Knotfest is a chance for Slipknot to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European festival - and now we're coming for you, California.
"Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year's Knotfests in the U.S. and Japan are going to be on another level." - See the full Knotfest California Lineup here.