Corey insists he wants to keep taking baby-steps and hasn’t made decision on studio return following first tour without Gray


Tribute: Slipknot observed two-minute silence for Gray at Sonisphere UK

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor says he’s still undecided over whether to make a new album with the band.

They’ve just completed a festival tour of Europe, their first live shows since the tragic death of bassist Paul Gray in May last year.

Taylor had said beforehand he’d make up his mind once he knew how it felt to front the band without his colleague, who was credited with being the driving force behind their power and creativity.

Now the singer says: “I feel better about it.

“The whole tour has been great. I enjoyed the show at Sonisphere in the UK – thank you to everyone who came, and everyone who participated in the two-minute silence for Paulie. He would have been so proud.

“But I’m still kind of on the fence. We’re taking baby steps and we’re going to take our time.”

Meanwhile photographer Paul Harries, who’s had backstage access to Slipknot for the past 12 years, is exhibiting some of his work at the Strand Gallery in London until July 24.

Band percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan says: “Paul has always been able to capture the band in its true form, and he’s also been able to put up with all our bullshit that surrounds us night and day. These pictures show us seen through the eyes of a true photographer, artist and friend.”

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