Slipknot percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan recently jumped on a call with Minnesota radio station 93X to chat all things Slipknot, including how the band is tracking on the creation of their forthcoming seventh studio record. He also revealed that they could be finished recording as early as July.
The new album will be the follow up to 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind.
As per Blabbermouth, he talked particularly about the actual songwriting process, saying that he believes “that this album is… It’s God music, man. It’s the center of the beast for me. This is a whole other element.”
“We as a band have been trying to facilitate certain ideas in recording and songwriting. Songwriting isn’t always just giving our fans ‘Psychosocial’s and ‘Surfacing’s — without saying it, sometimes we can write those songs in our sleep; it’s so in us.”
“It’s what we don’t know and what we don’t know how to pull out is what is the love for humanity. I wanna make a difference,” he explained.
“I don’t do a lot of charity because I believe what I’m doing onstage is my charity. It’s bringing everyone together for a night.
“I just think what we’re doing now is really… There’s a lot of things going on. One, we’re getting off our label [after the release of new LP]. And I feel free. It’s got nothing to do with what’s next. It’s just got to do with, ‘Get the hell away from me.'”
He said that the band will “hopefully” release the record by the year’s end, “but we still have a lot of time to complete this. We’re hoping to be done by the end of July.”
We still don’t know much about the record, but the band were recently announced on the Rocklahoma lineup alongside Zombie and Limp Bizkit, so hopefully their return to live shows is a sign of things to come.
Clown recently announced the launch of his own line of cannabis products titled Clown Cannabis.