SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor has told Billboard.com that he has little doubt that the band's as-yet-untitled fourth studio effort, tentatively due Aug. 12 via Roadrunner Records, will appease its loyal fans, the Maggots."It's going to rip your face off," Taylor told Billboard.com. "I don't think the world will be ready for this album." Taylor described SLIPKNOT's forthcoming set which is being recorded in the band's home state of Iowa as a "very dark" cross between "Vol. 3" and 2001's "Iowa". "It has so much power in it and yet there are so many great spots for melody," he explained. "It's a controlled chaos that hits you right out of the gate." Lyrically, "Instead of bitching about what went wrong in my life, I'm bitching about what's wrong in life, period," Taylor said, noting that his vocals are much more melodic than before. "I got to the point where I was tired of pretending that I couldn't sing every time I made a SLIPKNOT album, so this time I'm going all out." Read more at Billboard.com. A two-minute "teaser video" for SLIPKNOT's forthcoming album has been released and can be viewed below. SLIPKNOT previously posted several teaser photographs from a recent photo shoot on the splash page of its web site. It is not presently clear if the pictures in question are a preview of the new series of masks which the Des Moines, Iowa-based metal giants will don on the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival, set to kick off July 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle. SLIPKNOT went on hiatus at the end of 2005, when it finished touring in support of "Vol. 3". Since then the band members have worked on various other projects, including a second album from singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root's STONE SOUR.
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