Slipknot’s trummis Joey Jordison har uttalat sig om bandets nästa album, han säger, ”So far, I’ve written and recorded 40 songs. . . Everyone is writing stuff, but people want to do other projects, vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root are working on a new Stone Sour album; percussionist Shawn M. Crahan has released a photography book, and so I’m writing alone until we can all come together. Then we can start playing and go from there. That’s how we wrote Prelude, The Blister Exists. It’s how we start a lot of songs.
Han fortsätter, ”This will be our deepest, most celebrated record. The journey is that we are trying to live our lives, just like everyone else is trying ot live theirs. We all have weird shit in our lives and a lot of our songs reflect that. On the next record, we will be exorcising, getting out a lot of the crap that I think, personally, we have held in too much, against each other.”