Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor insists the identity of the band’s new drummer will remain a secret until fans get used to the group’s musical development.
The rockers unveiled the video for “The Negative One” earlier this week, the first taster of music from their forthcoming fifth album, the name of which is also to be kept secret.
Since the video surfaced, online speculation about who the man behind the drum kit might be has run wild, with Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler one suggestion and Jay Weinberg, son of Bruce Springsteen’s drummer Max, another proposed possibility.
However, Taylor says the band is determined to let the music do the talking and will not reveal details of the new drummer or album until they feel the time is right.
He tells The Pulse Of Radio, “We’re keeping a lot of that under wraps out of fairness. We want the music to speak for itself. We don’t want people making up their minds about something before they even know what the music is. Trust me – when the time is right we’ll give you the answers you need. That’s the way it is.”
The mask-wearing metal band parted ways with former drummer Joey Jordison in December for unknown reasons, though Jordison insists he did not quit the band and was blindsided when it was announced he was leaving.