Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan talked about a possible new album in a Q&A session, also mentioning his thoughts about the band.
Many Slipknot fans have been waiting for a new album since the last album “We Are Not Your Kind” came out in 2019. The band’s percussionist Shawn Crahan answered whether they are going to release a new one, especially mentioning his passion for this job. Shawn Crahan revealed that he thought everything was getting “better and better” day by day. In the short Q&A video, he was a part of, Shawn Crahan also talked about the band’s first practice album.
Let’s see what Crahan had to say.
Is Slipknot going to make more albums?
“That’s always a great question because I always wonder why people ask it,” said the percussionist.
Like, this is what I do, this is what I was born to do, this is what I’m gonna do – at this point, coming to the end of our career with one label and getting ready to open up another part of our career…”
Shawn “Clown” Crahan then explained how passionate he was for his job for the last two and a half decades:
“I, personally, I can’t speak for everybody, but I personally work so hard, for the last 25 years, I can’t imagine doing anything else and giving this up. I just feel like it’s getting better and better,” he said.
Then he continued to argue that the band was getting better:
“I feel like the people involved are getting better, I feel like we, as a group, as humans, as men, I feel like everything we do is just getting better.”
Crahan finished answering this question by implying that there’s much more to come in the future until Slipknot fades away:
“So I believe we’re gonna do this until we all fade away. And who knows – maybe even that last guy will do it all by himself and maybe that’ll be the best ever. Who knows?”
What was the band’s first practice song?
“The very first song we wrote was the song (Sic). It used to be called ‘Slipknot’,” said Shawn Crahan.
“I mean, the whole first album cycle, we maybe didn’t play ‘(Sic)’ once or twice, replacing it with ‘Surfacing,’ but it’s always been the first song we start with.”
You can check out the Q&A video below.