Clown has “a really, really spiritual feeling” about Slipknot’s new album

Slipknot’s founding member and percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan has opened up about the band’s follow-up to 2022’s ‘The End, So Far‘.

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In a new interview with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3, the musician discussed the band’s new music and how he has a “a really, really spiritual feeling” about their next release.

“We’re very fortunate right now. COVID did really kind of screw everything up. We were supporting 2019’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind‘. COVID hit, ended that cycle. We decided to write during that whole lockdown. We came out with ‘The End, So Far’. This time, we’re gonna go out and celebrate 25 years [of the release of SLIPKNOT’s debut album] and kind of end ‘The End, So Far’. And then yes, writing is very soon,” he told Hall (as transcribed by Blabbermouth)

He continued: “The good news is, like, we’ve reached a point where we’ve accomplished everything we wanted to try for ourselves. So we wanted to leave the book open to everything. And I think that we’ve really accomplished that. So now I think because of the lineup and where we’re at and what we’ve done, I have a really, really spiritual feeling about this next one.

“So, I feel like it’s gonna be — not that anyone has not liked or liked what we’ve done, I’m just saying I have a feeling this one is much needed for everybody. And I think it’s gonna be widely accepted. So I’m very excited. Especially with Eloy [Casagrande] being in the band and the other guys, there’s a lot being brought to the table, and that is very, very exciting.”

Last month, six weeks after the surprise announcement that Slipknot had written ‘Long May You Die’, their first track with new drummer Eloy Casagrande, Crahan teased that the iconic metal band will release new music “really soon”.

Speaking to Revolver, the musician said: “Well, one thing I can say is this: There’s always going to be new Slipknot music. But we’ve also said that there is a filter, and we are the filter, and that filter must go through everyone.

“And when I was telling you that we’re doing a lot better communicating, now apply that to communicating about music. I can say that there’s gonna be music sooner than you can imagine, delivered to you in a way you can’t imagine.”

Elsewhere, Crahan also spoke with NME at the end of last year and opened up about the lost Slipknot album ‘Look Outside Your Window’ and when it will possibly be released.

Though the album was supposed to drop during Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind tour, it was delayed until 2021 due to the pandemic. Since then, frontman Corey Taylor has teased that the record will be due sometime this year.

“The art’s been done. It’s been mixed. It’s been mastered. It is definitely coming out in 2024 and it’s such a great album. Corey is my favourite singer ever, and you’ll never hear him sing in the same way as on this album, so it’s been worth holding it back. It’s such a different, timeless project,” Crahan said.

The masked band will embark on their ‘Here Comes The Pain’ 25th anniversary tour in North America this summer, with Knocked Loose and more appearing as special guests at the shows. Find any remaining tickets here.

A run of European and UK gigs will follow in December, including two performances at The O2 in London. You can see Slipknot’s 2024 UK dates below and find any remaining tickets here.

Slipknot’s upcoming UK shows are:

14 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
15 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
17 – Co-op Live, Manchester
18 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
20 – The O2, London
21 – The O2, London

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