In a new interview with Metal Hammer, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed that him, Corey Taylor, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson actually recorded a side project album during the sessions for Slipknot’s 2008 album “All Hope Is Gone.“ One track from the effort, “Til We Die,“ was previously released on the digipak version of “All Hope Is Gone,“ but the others have yet to surface. However, Clown said he does hope to release them someday.
Clown said the following:
“There’s a collection of songs that were recorded, 11 I think, I’ve held on to them for 10 years because it hasn’t been right, and I’m going to let you know now that it’s feeling right.
Is it Slipknot? No, it’s not Slipknot. Is it four members of Slipknot? Yes. It’s four members of Slipknot. Is it music being written at the same time as ‘All Hope Is Gone‘? Absolutely.
Jim would write guitar then go down and play guitar on the album, then come up and finish playing guitar on the song. That’s how we’d kill time during those four months.”
“There’s a big collection of music, it’s fucking really amazing. It’s so amazing it had to be held back to wait for the right time, it’s been 10 years. It wasn’t going to be one of those things to loosely go out and confuse everyone, and piss everyone off.
I’m not going to put music out to spite people – we do things the right way in this camp. The right way is that sooner or later, people need to be made aware of it because it’s the truth. It happened. We spent time doing it, we worked it every day, we mixed it, we mastered it, there’s artwork. It’s amazing stuff. But it’s all got to be right in the story of Slipknot.”