This looks set to be the first Slipknot album to not feature Paul Gray or Joey Jordison, the latter of whom which left the band under shocking circumstances last year.
It was announced shortly before Christmas that Joey had left the Slipknot fold, with Joey rebutting the notion that he “quit” shortly after.
“To my fans, friends, and associates… I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumours and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot,” commented the drummer in a statement posted online.
“I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans.
“This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you.
“While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year.”