Slipknot have existed by the majority of their profession on a report label, constantly releasing albums, however with their contract being up following The Finish, So Far, percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan not too long ago recommended that the band could forgo albums in favor of singles shifting ahead. That line of questioning was then broached with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor at a latest Monster-Mania Con Q&A session.
A number of weeks again, Clown spoke with NME, stating, “I all the time thought, ‘What would it not be like if Slipknot was sufficiently big that we weren’t held to albums?’ Let’s say Clown may persuade you, ‘Hey, as a substitute of ready two years for 12 songs, I’m gonna offer you one tune each month.’ So in actuality, I’m shaving a yr off for a similar factor.”
The percussionist elaborated that the singles may nonetheless function an entire launch, coming with their very own art work, and would nonetheless price lower than a person tune. Plus, it additionally opens the doorways to collaboration with different artists. “The philosophy is for the followers to be sucked into thought, reasonably than simply heavy steel, report labels, video channels, radio… No, it’s the love of music — you’re keen on us as artists, you’re keen on our band, you recognize we now have our personal filter… Take a look at what we will do after we are free to dip our paintbrushes wherever,” he defined.
When requested about Clown’s feedback at Monster-Mania Con, Taylor responded (as transcribed by Blabbermouth and shared through the Rock N’ Roll Expertise video under), “It is form of tough to get 9 folks on the identical web page anymore, particularly we’re outdated and dicks. However the cool factor is that all of us nonetheless get enthusiastic about good concepts.”
He defined, “[Guitarists] Jim [Root] and Mick [Thomson] are so good at writing music. Me and Clown work rather well developing with stuff collectively, VMan [bassist Alessandro Venturella] is definitely actually good. So we have completed a lot in our profession that at this level we may sit again and simply do EPs. I imply, I’ve obtained a good suggestion for a double idea report with a complete storyline that goes together with it that I’d like to do. However the cool factor is that we have form of established our historical past, so no matter comes subsequent will naturally be one thing that we wish to do. So whether or not it is go in and simply blast out a pair psycho tunes and simply have enjoyable doing that or we go in and do a really elaborate plan, like a storyline or one thing, both approach it will be one thing that we’re actually into.”
He went on so as to add, “I again the group, you recognize? At this level, we have launched a lot music and we’re off our label now, so sky’s our restrict; we will form of do no matter we wish. So no matter we do subsequent might be one thing that we’re all on the identical web page for, which is one thing you’ll be able to’t all the time say.”
Whereas Slipknot’s future stays a clean slate, their current contains promotion of their not too long ago launched The Finish, So Far album. The set has launched the singles “The Chapeltown Rag,” “The Dying Song (Time to Sing)” and “Yen.” You possibly can catch the band ending out the yr on tour in Mexico and South America, adopted by dates in Europe, the U.Ok., Australia and Japan subsequent yr. Get touring and ticketing data here.
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*Final up to date July 29, 2022. We nonetheless want time with the remainder of the brand new album!