Clown teases new Slipknot music for 2024: A year of celebrations and surprises

Author Arto Mäenpää - 13.3.2024

The Slipknot universe has been buzzing with activity this year, from the departure of drummer Jay Weinberg to the anticipation surrounding his potential replacement. In a recent interview with Knotfest Australia, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan hinted at more excitement in store for fans in 2024.

With the 25th anniversary of their self-titled album looming, expectations for significant developments were already high. While the band has been cryptic about their plans, Crahan suggested that fans can anticipate fresh music and a variety of live performances, spanning from intimate gatherings to grand spectacles.

“I’m very excited for what we have done. We’re really working hard and you know, there’ll be new music, there’ll be new masks, there’ll be new people, there’ll be new ideas celebrating a 25 year anniversary. I would imagine there’d be some shows that could be 200 people, 500 people, 700 people, 2,000 people.”

However, when addressing the topic of “new music,” Crahan took a moment to manage expectations, indicating that it might not necessarily translate to a full album release.

“I wouldn’t look at it like new music like, an album and stuff. I think we’re gonna have some fun. I don’t know exactly what we’re trying to do. I know that we just want to do what we want to do, so however it happens, it happens. We’re not going to push it and we’re not going to mold it into something that it doesn’t need to be, but I will tell you we’re having a really good time right now. Some real magical stuff is happening.”

As Slipknot gears up for a year of celebrations and surprises, fans can expect the unexpected from the iconic band.