Clown Speaks Excitingly On New Slipknot Album: “This One Is A Cobra In A Basket”

The Iowa-based heavy metal band Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan has spoken out excitingly on the band’s upcoming album and said it’s similar to the band’s second studio album, “Iowa.”

Slipknot has been working on a new album that follow-up to their sixth studio album, “We Are Not Your Kind.” While the plague hit the music world, some bands are focused on their new albums.

Slipknot is one of those bands that works hard during the pandemic. Recently, during an interview with Metal Hammer, Slipknot icon has revealed his thoughts about the upcoming album.

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Clown from Slipknot – (C: Getty)

Clown replied: “It’s awesome that you don’t know anything about it because once again, pretty much everything you require from us is inline once again.

“Meaning, we’re here, we’re happening and some of the most incredible music is happening. This is a very special time in life.

“This is a time when everybody in life has had to take a moment, so you can imagine we have had to take a moment. So I wonder what we’ve reflected on…”

So Does That Mean Are You Making An Album Similar To ‘Iowa’?

The musician replied: “Yes. Yes. This one is a cobra in a basket. You can either know how to play the instrument, or you can take the circumstance. This is real. But you’re gonna open the basket. You’re going to play, you’re going to charm and be charmed.

“What are you going to do when you’re the Clown and you’re stuck at home? I got busy writing. We got busy thinking and feeling.

“We got busy loving and taking it in. I had the leisure to do it in my own sanctuary and have beautiful people show up and just eat peppers from my garden after writing music.”

Slipknot percussionist Clown on stage

Clown concluded by touching on the technology’s effect on their upcoming album: “Then another little thing happened. Just like you and I are on Zoom right now. Imagine being someone like the Clown, who wouldn’t buy into FaceTime who wouldn’t buy into technology asking his singer, ‘Hey, send the vocals through the Internet.’

“But this year has been a year of Zoom and FaceTime. And do music at your house and email it and we’ll put it in the song. This has been a great year to catch up on technology and utilize it and benefit from art making.

“I was able to work on music with others in the band and Corey was in Vegas and he was able to go to a studio and do vocals and send it. That’s amazing. So I took benefit of that stuff and those that never wanted to use technology are using technology, like me.”

Source: MetalHammer

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