Slipknot are beginning the transition to working on their first new album since 2008's 'All Hope Is Gone' and more eyes than ever are on the band as they've undergone some pretty significant changes since the last disc. The death of bassist Paul Gray and the recent departure of drummer Joey Jordison hover over the creation of the new album, and we want to get your take on the band's future.

Hoping to assuage any fears amongst the "maggots," Corey Taylor just tweeted a new message that reads: "For those who think The Knot are falling apart, you are greatly and sadly mistaken. Bring on 2014. Great things are coming. Stay tuned." Add in the fact that guitarist Jim Root has already exited Stone Sour to get a jump on the next Slipknot record lends credence to the fact that the band is moving full steam ahead on new music.

In a previous interview, Taylor has stated that the new Slipknot record will sound like a cross between 'Iowa' and 'Vol. 3,' but admittedly the band is still fairly early in the recording process. In the live setting, Slipknot have shown their ability to move forward without Gray, though his shadow will definitely loom large as part of the inspiration for the upcoming disc. Jordison's exit, however, is still fresh and it is not known as of yet how the band plans to cover for his absence.

With so much change going on within the Slipknot camp since their last album, we want to know your take on the future of the band. Vote in our Readers Poll below.