Slipknot Is Planning A New Album According To Clown
After a long stretch of uncertainty concerning the future of Slipknot, uneasy fans can sleep well tonight knowing there will be a new album from the band.
For the longest time, the hot interview topic for members of Slipknot was, “Will there be another album?” After hundreds of vague, unsure responses — it appears band has confirmed that they will be going forward with a new record.
The main consensus regarding album plans was that the band wasn’t certain they could be Slipknot without their late bassist Paul Gray — who died unexpectedly in 2010. After doing some tour dates overseas, planning U.S. dates for next summer, and re-releasing their sophomore outing ‘Iowa’ — it appears the band has decided they can in fact go on. Percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan recently told KERRANG!:
“There’s plans [to make another record] but that’s a way off. No one will push it, because it’s going to be a big one. It’ll be closer to ‘Iowa’, but it’ll be sadder and crazier and really thought provoking, it could even be conceptual.”
Despite the band’s new-found drive to go forward, Clown says that they all still have some healing to do over the loss of Paul Gray:
“We’re still taking some time to reflect on our brother [Gray]. Everybody needs to be collecting thoughts so they can get it out and no-one has really had time to collect thoughts yet. But we’re the f—ing ‘Knot. And when we come out, you’ll know your band is done.”
The band releases the special edition reissue of ‘Iowa’, which includes bonus tracks and a Clown directed, hour-long documentary on the making-of, on November 1st.
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