American heavy metal band Slipknot is back at business with their new album. They were working on that piece for a while and if M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan’s thoughts are true, they are going to complete this album by the end of July.
Slipknot is starting its tours with Knotfest Roadshow 2021 this summer. Even this announcement alone is enough for Slipknot fans to cheer up. But there are more. Slipknot is also working on a new album. A follow-up for their 2019 LP We Are Not Your Kind. Percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan talked about this upcoming follow-up and shared some happy news for fans.
Clown shared his thoughts during his speech to Minnesota radio station 93X.
“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.”
He added that they as a band were trying to facilitate certain ideas in recording and songwriting. He said these words on 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.”
He then continued and added something to the “making a difference” part. He said that he’s not doing a lot of charity work but he believes that bringing people together is his charity work on stage.
“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 the new album). 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.'”
“We’re hoping to be done by the end of July”
After sharing his opinions on their work and what they’ve done so far he also added something about when they are completing their work. He said “But we still have a lot of time to complete this. We’re hoping to be done by the end of July.”
A couple of weeks ago Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor was talking about this upcoming album. He said that they were working on a bunch of really cool stuff. With every announcement and speech, Slipknot fans are getting more and more excited about this upcoming work. Slipknot released We Are Not Your Kind in August 2019 and manage to sold 118.000 which put them at No.1 on the Billboard 200. Not only in Billboard 200 but they managed to get number one in lots of countries. Let’s see if they will also do that with their follow-up.