Slipknot will be taking their masks into the studio again in early 2013. The Des Moines-based heavy metal band's DJ, Sid Wilson, told the NME that the group would start recording at the start of next year as they work on their follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone. Slipknot has been grieving the loss of bassist Paul Gray, who was found dead of an accidental overdose nearly two years ago.
Slipknot will be on the road this summer headlining the Mayhem Festival tour with Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, and many more, and Wilson told the NME that Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor's other band Stone Sour, will be going on a tour of its own. After all that, Wilson said, "We'll be back in the kitchen with Slipknot." He clarified, "Actually before Stone Sour finish touring we'll be in the studio preparing for Corey's return, keeping the irons hot."
Stone Sour is working on a new album of its own. Taylor tweeted in March that Stone Sour had begun "construction" on the follow-up to 2010's Audio Secrecy. "It's gonna be a motherfucking monster," he said.