In a recent interview Artisan News, Slipknot percussionist Shawn M. Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) revealed that the band’s next album will contain songwriting contributions by the band’s deceased bassist Paul Gray. He explains:
“There are songs that he’s written that will be a part of the next record. We’re all going to have to think like him, and he’ll be there. He’ll be there; there’s no way that Paul Gray will not be a part of anything that we do for the rest of our career.”
You can watch the interview here.
Slipknot’s last studio album All Hope Is Gone was released back in August 2008, nearly two years before Paul died. Although the band has not yet announced an official replacement for Paul, Donnie Steele, who was the guitarist for Slipknot from 1995-1996, has been filling in for him on their recent tours.