As Slipknot become more comfortable with the idea of recording another album together, singer Corey Taylor says that everything they do will revolve around their fallen bandmate Paul Gray.

For a long period following the 2010 death of their bassist Paul Gray, it sounded like there would never be another Slipknot record. The uncertainty regarding the band's future seemed to ebb following an overseas tour the remaining band did over this past summer. The members began talking about Slipknot as if they did have a future again as oppose to saying things like "We'll see what happens."

Now that news has broke of a planned tour of the States for next summer, the inquiries regarding Slipknot have migrated toward new album plans. NME reports that vocalist Corey Taylor recently spoke to Billboard about his plans for the next Slipknot album:

"We know that everything we do on that album is going to be about Paul. It's going to be very melancholy. It's going to be a more saddened form of rage when it does happen, and it'll be a whole path that we've never gone down before."

As far as a time frame for the recording and release of that project, Taylor said that he is:

"not as anxious to make a new album as maybe certain people in the band are. It just makes more sense to try and figure things out before we try to get into a studio. I don't want to risk losing what we've built because somebody's trying to prove a point."

Taylor is currently out on a solo tour while taking a break from recording Stone Sour's third album, which we previously reported is shaping up to be a two-disc concept album. Slipknot released the 10th anniversary deluxe edition re-issue of their sophomore album 'Iowa' last Tuesday (11/1).