During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison revealed that he still has a “ton” of unreleased demos for the band. He went on to say that they may or may not ever be heard and that he does not plan to use them for any of his other bands.
Jordison said the following:
“I have a ton of Slipknot demos that I have at home. Maybe some day they’ll surface, maybe they’ll never be heard, but I don’t translate them to any other band, they still stay in the Slipknot safe. I won’t use them for anyone else besides Slipknot, if that ever happens again.”
He also added the following when asked if he still writes material in the style of Slipknot:
“It depends. I play guitar all the time and I’m constantly thinking of songs.
I sleep music. I wake up and there’s a riff in my head, every step I take there’s a riff, a beat, or something. That’s the way a musician is. You’re isolated in a weird way because music is haunting you as much as it’s loving you. It’s non-stop.
Every time I pick up a guitar, I come up with different riffs, all different bands I’ve been in, sometimes there is a song or riff that could only belong with Slipknot and I just can’t use it for anything else, regardless of whatever happened.
It just stays in the bank and I can’t use it for anything else, I just won’t do it.”