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CLOWN Says SLIPKNOT Is ‘Hoping’ To Complete New Album By End Of July

Clown says we may have new Slipknot this year.

SLIPKNOT founder/percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan recently spoke to Minneapolis, Minnesota radio station 93X about the band’s upcoming follow-up to 2019’s “We Are Not Your Kind” album.

“I believe that this album is… It’s God music, man,” he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET. “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.

“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.'”

Clown also said that the new SLIPKNOT album will “hopefully” be released this year. “But we still have a lot of time to complete this,” he said. “We’re hoping to be done by the end of July.”

“We Are Not Your Kind” came out in August 2019. The disc sold 118,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

You can check out the full interview here.