Slipknot's M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan

Slipknot’s ‘Clown’ Says The Band Will Be In The Studio In November


Though members of the band have been working on new material already, Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan expects the sessions to really come together in November 2018 when they enter the studio. When asked recently by NME what the band have planned, he replied:

“We’re about a year away from being in the studio. It’s not my fault the maggots don’t pay attention. We make an album, we tour for three years, we take two years off. It got a little screwed up after ‘All Hope [Is Gone’, the band’s fourth album] because Paul passed away, so we took time off, took time with our kids, and toured for a couple of years until it felt right.

Then when it felt right, Joey took off. I’ll be in the studio in November 2018. There’s a plethora of shit written. I don’t wanna be told by a label when to write, like some fucking Cheerio. I wanna write because I write. I’ve made people so much fucking money – pay for the studio. Give me this engineer, give me this producer.

It’s just jamming, but I’ve never heard music like this, that we’re doing right now. I’ll be 50 by the time it comes out. I’ll be touring when I’m 50, they’ll throw me a birthday party! So where I’m at these days, I’m like, ‘Maybe make it the last one.'”

When asked if that meant the end of Slipknot, he offered:

“Who knows? I don’t have to explain myself to anyone. I’m not gonna be like, ‘Farewell tour!’ then come back. Never say those words to fans – you have to come back if you say that. For me it’s like, I’m going to go fishing indefinitely.”

Earlier this fall, Crahan mentioned that the band have around eight new songs in the works.

[via Blabbermouth]