Slipknot have been spending the past few months writing and recording their seventh album, and if all goes to plan recording should finish by the end of next month.
Several members of the band have been in Los Angeles, California working on the follow-up to 2019’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, whilst vocalist Corey Taylor is expected to enter the studio to complete his parts after wrapping up his solo US tour.
According to percussionist and visionary Shawn “Clown” Crahan, they hope to release this new record before the end of 2021, which will also be their final release through Roadrunner Records.
An excerpt from Crahan‘s interview with 93X can be read below.
“I believe that this album is… it’s God music, man. It’s the center of the beast for me. This is a whole other element.
We as a band have been trying to facilitate certain ideas in recording and songwriting. Songwriting isn’t always just giving our fans ‘Psychosocial’s and ‘Surfacing’s — without saying it, sometimes we can write those songs in our sleep; it’s so in us. It’s what we don’t know and what we don’t know how to pull out is what is the love for humanity. I wanna make a difference.
I don’t do a lot of charity because I believe what I’m doing onstage is my charity. It’s bringing everyone together for a night.
I just think what we’re doing now is really… there’s a lot of things going on. One, we’re getting off our label [after the release of new LP]. And I feel free. It’s got nothing to do with what’s next. It’s just got to do with, “Get the hell away from me.””
Along with a new studio album, the band also have an album of unreleased material called ‘Look Outside Your Window’, which they’ve discussed releasing towards the end of the cycle of their latest LP, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’.
The sessions for ‘Look Outside Your Window’ coincided with that of their 2008 full-length, ‘All Hope Is Gone’, and reportedly feature a far more experimental sound.
More details surrounding future output from Slipknot will be confirmed as they develop.