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Joey Jordison and Corey Taylor’s contrasting statements regarding Slipknot’s future have been well documented. However, if M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan’s comments on the Revolver Golden Gods’ black carpet is to be taken at face value, then 2014 could mark a proper return for Slipknot.

While on the black carpet, Clown and Chris Fehn took part in a video interview with Horns Up Rocks. While the interview can be seen in its entirety above, Clown made the following direct comment:

“…We’re really not here to be asked questions, we’re really here just to tell you what the fucks going on and what’s going on is we’re going to smack you in the back of the head. 2014. The Knot’s back, there’s blood in the air, there’s art to be made. And the brotherhood… it’s on its way.”

Granted, even with each band member’s other projects and with the death of bassist Paul Gray, Slipknot hasn’t really “gone away,” having toured Europe in 2011 and headlined last year’s Mayhem Fest in the U.S. Still, one has to wonder if 2014 will be the year fans finally get to hear Slipknot’s long-awaited new album. Just in case, though, let’s not hold our breath for it.