Maggots of the world, let the countdown begin.
July 24 will be ground zero for Slipknot's as-yet-untitled second album, according to a Roadrunner Records spokesperson. The follow-up to their eponymous 1999 debut was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Ross Robinson (see "Slipknot Heading Back Into Studio In January"). Next week production will move cross-country to New York, where Andy Wallace will start mixing new songs "People Equal S---," "The Heretic Anthem," "Disaster Piece" and just-announced "New Abortion" among other album tracks, with the help of two unnamed band members.
The nine masked Iowans, who'll take to the main stage of this year's Ozzfest (see "Black Sabbath Will Headline Ozzfest"), might also be simultaneously making the club rounds this summer. A tour featuring Slipknot, Papa Roach, Crazy Town and Linkin Park all Ozzfest main-stage attractions is in the planning stages for possible gigs during Ozzfest off days, according to sources close to the respective bands.