Shawn “Clown” Crahan Says Slipknot Will Be Off For “A Long While”, But They Are Already “Beginning To Write Some Music” For Their Next Release

Slipknot are currently taking a break, but are already looking to the future. Shawn “Clown” Crahan told Detroit radio station WRIF-FM that the band have already started the writing process for their next album, even though we may not hear it for awhile.


Clown said the following:

“We’re writing as a band, and with Corey [Taylor] as well. Yes, we’re off, and we’re off for a while — for a long while. Okay, [it’s] much needed. We’d been touring for three years. Corey’s doing what he does, which is Stone Sour, which is awesome. And he’s living that life, which is awesome, ’cause he does really well and loves it; it’s his art. So he does that. And we’re writing. We’re beginning to write some music for Slipknot for the new record. He’s aware of it… So while we’re writing, he’s getting songs.”

“We’re not just gonna sit around … some of us aren’t just gonna sit around, because we’ve done that for 20 years. We just feel like writing. We’ve had so much fun writing The Gray Chapter, and people that started writing together during this album cycle never wrote together in 15 years, so things are a little bit different and it’s amazing and it’s fun, and we have a good time.”

He said the band is working at a relaxed pace, but then added the following about what they’ve done so far:

“We have a lot of stuff already that we wrote out on the road for the last three years. We have songs that we’ve written that are amazing.”


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