Slipknot have a new album coming out later this month, but that's not the only thing brewing in the Iowa Nine universe. Frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that he and Slipknot guitarist Jim Root are working on a new project together that's set to launch in the not-too-distant future.
To people who know anything about Taylor and Root's relationship, this might come as a surprise. While they've remained bandmates together in Slipknot, Taylor booted Root out of his other band Stone Sour in 2014 after Root spent 19 years playing in the group.
However, in a new interview with Metal Hammer, Taylor said that he and Root have reconciled their differences and are excited to be working on something new together outside of those two bands.
"He and I are very different people," Taylor told Metal Hammer. "And we were both going through our own shit in life. We reconnected, and we're actually talking about doing some stuff on the side, outside of Slipknot and Stone Sour."
"It's cool to find your friend again," he continued, "and and realize that you can find your way back to people that you care about. Honestly, I can't sit here and say that I wasn't responsible for some of the bad feelings. That can only come with self-reflection, and the fact that the things that were going on in my life rippled and affected other people. Once you own up to that, you can start to mend bridges by showing people that you are truly sorry."
That's all we know so far, but now we're psyched.