Slipknot fans rejoice. News hit the Stone Sour Facebook page yesterday that there is to be a new Slipknot album sometime in the near future, an album we’ve all been waiting for since 2008’s All Hope Is Gone. There is no word yet on when recording will begin, much less a release date. Check out the news as Stone Sour posted:
With an impending Slipknot album on the horizon, Jim will not be touring with Stone Sour this winter. Everyone involved is okay with the decision and our mutual friend Christian Martucci will be filling in on guitar. It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another Stone Sour tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with Slipknot, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins.
Undoubtedly, Paul Gray’s unfortunate death in 2010 has been a contributing factor in Slipknot’s hesitation to begin a new album. There was doubt at one point whether or not Slipknot would continue without Gray, but the band has eased into things over the last three years with some touring and by filling Gray’s bass duties with Donnie Steele, a former Slipknot guitarist.
It does suck that Root won’t be touring with Stone Sour come January 14th, but I think we’re all in favor of a new Slipknot album. Stone Sour will be touring with Pop Evil and Stolen Babies (dates below).
Stay tuned toas news of the impending Slipknot album breaks.
Stone Sour 2014 tour dates:
1/14 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – House Of Blues Orlando
1/15 – Charlotte, N.C. – Fillmore Charlotte
1/17 – Baltimore, Md. – Rams Head Live
1/18 – New York, N.Y.– Irving Plaza
1/19 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Theater Of Living Arts
1/21 – Sayreville, N.J. – Starland Ballroom
1/22 – Boston, Mass. – House Of Blues
1/24 – Cleveland, Ohio – Houes Of Blues
1/25 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Piere’s
1/26 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart’s
1/28 – Chicago, Ill. – House Of Blues
1/31 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Skyway Theatre
2/1 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – The District
2/3 – Denver, Colo. – Ogden Theatre
2/5 – West Hollywood, Calif. – House Of Blues
2/6 – Anaheim, Calif. – House Of Blues
2/8 – Las Vegas, Nev. – House Of Blues
2/9 – Tempe, Ariz. – The Marquee
2/11 – El Paso, Texas – Tricky Falls
2/13 – Dallas, Texas – House Of Blues
2/14 – Houston, Texas – House Of Blues
2/15 – San Antonio, Texas – Backstage Live
Rock Hard \m/