In an official statement on their website, SLIPKNOT state:
“Slipknot’s focus is on making album #6, and our upcoming shows around the world, our best ever. Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life.
Long Live The Knot.”
SLIPKNOT’s new album is out on August 9th, and they’ll be taking it on the road with their KNOTFEST Roadshow.