Earlier this month, masked metal outfit Slipknot dropped their sixth album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, and it’s managing to claim itself the #1 spot in charts in several countries, the UK included.
The band’s first album in five years has not only been a critical and commercial success, but it’s also arguably one of the band’s most experimental efforts, and in a recent interview with the folks over at Loudwire (here), another album worth of material will be coming pretty soon according to percussionist and creative mastermind, Shawn “Clown” Crahan.
Apparently there’s eleven songs worth of material unreleased from their time working on their 2008 full-length, ‘All Hope Is Gone’, which came to be when producer Dave Fortman put Crahan, guitarist Jim Root, vocalist Corey Taylor, and turntablist Sid Wilson in another studio and gave them equipment to record more experimental, psychedelic tunes after being unhappy with what was being created for the album at the time.
“We have a whole other album that four of us wrote when we did ‘All Hope Is Gone’. We have 11 songs that we’re gonna release sometime in this album cycle. But it’s never been about just getting it out. It needs to be out when it’s right and by coming out during this album cycle people will even understand more what we’re doing on this album and what first led to it.”
As the band tend to have their album cycles last for about two years, we can expect that the album of ‘All Hope Is Gone’ outtakes should be released at some point between now and 2021.
The band’s sixth full-length album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, is available now through Roadrunner Records.