Slipknot will release music “sooner than you can imagine”

Author Lucia Bellapianta - 26.6.2024

Slipknot’s co-founder and percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (in art Clown) talked in a recent interview with the American Revolver magazine about Slipknot putting out new music. The artist told the magazine that there will in fact be new Slipknot music, it just needs some time still.

“There’s always going to be new Slipknot music. But we’ve also said that there is a filter, and we are the filter, and that filter must go through everyone. And when I was telling you that we’re doing a lot better communicating, now apply that to communicating about music. I can say that there’s gonna be music sooner than you can imagine, delivered to you in a way you can’t imagine.” M. Shawn Crahan (Clown)

Slipknot has not signed to another label after departing from Roadrunner Records in 2021. Their decision back then was due to changes within the label. In an interview for NME’s The Big Read Slipknot’s singer Corey Taylor said that the label was now so different than when the band first signed with them.

About the possibility of Slipknot putting out new music independently, M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) told Revolver magazine:

“I’m excited because we’re not on a label. And there’s a lot of dismay with that, you know what I mean? But there’s also a lot of middle fingers with that. I love it, you know? Come and get us, or we’ll come to get you. […] What I can tell you is that we’ve already been motivating around creating music, because of the love of doing it. So you’re gonna get music really soon. And if I can have a loud voice in it, I will make sure that we have at least a good amount of music put out before we do anything with anybody. Now, I don’t hate labels. In fact, I’m from the generation of record deals and producers and pre-producing your album and cutting to two-inch tape. So, I have a fantasy with all that; I like it when we can just book our plane tickets and go rock out in the studio. If we don’t go with a label, we’re gonna have to do all that ourselves, which might mean hiring some people to help pick up the loose ends, which makes it a business — and I’m not sure we’re interested in opening up another business. But I am interested in understanding what it means to go directly from our brains to your brain with nobody in the way; I’m interested in that potential.” M. Shawn Crahan (Clown)

Slipknot leaked the information that a new song titled “Long May You Die” is on its way. This song will feature the new drummer Eloy Casagrande (former Sepultura drummer). Slipknot‘s latest album “The End, So Far” arrived in August 2022. Both keyboardist Craig Jones and drummer Jay Weinberg left the band in the years after the last album.

Slipknot has played some shows at festivals since then, Sick New World in Las Vegas and Welcome To Rockville in Florida and is now already booked for mayor festivals in 2025, such as Rock am Ring in Germany and Nova Rock in Austria.