Corey Taylor: Slipknot's Unreleased 2008 Album Has "More Of A Radiohead Vibe"

According to frontman Corey Taylor, the band's unreleased 2008 album isn't what you'd expect.

Corey Taylor: Slipknot's Unreleased 2008 Album Has "More Of A Radiohead Vibe"
Jonathan Weiner

Even as their 2008 album All Hope Is Gone turns 11 today, Iowan metal behemoth Slipknot are teasing the 11 unreleased tracks recorded during their 2008 studio sessions. Last week, Clown said the songs will see the light of day during the album cycle of their current release We Are Not Your Kind. Now, frontman Corey Taylor has said that the much-discussed tracks are very different from what Slipknot fans might expect -- and that they even have "more of a Radiohead vibe."

Speaking to Sirius XM's Trunk Nation, Corey discussed the album, titled Look Outside Your Window, saying, "We've been trying to find a way to release those songs for God knows how long… The stuff from Look Outside Your Window is really, really — I mean, there's no real way to describe it. It's experimental, but it's super vibey, super melodic. It's really good. It's hard to explain.

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"There's something about those songs," he continued. "They're very solemn, very energetic, very artistic. For people who are used to a certain way of Slipknot sounding, this doesn't sound anything like that. It's much more of a rock vibe. Honestly, it's much more of a Radiohead vibe, to be honest."

In an exclusive interview with Kerrang! last year, Clown basically agreed with Corey's descriptions, saying, “The truth is: while we were making that album, Jim and I — who were the only two out of all nine original members who came to the studio — were there every day, from the beginning to the end… And then Corey and Sid became a part of it, and all four of us became a part of it — it wasn’t just any one person’s. It became ours. And because of that, we played it for a lot of people, and we said, ‘What do you think?’ And these people would always say, ‘It’s not Slipknot.’"

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Slipknot are heading out on tour in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, and the UK, so catch them live at one of the legion of opportunities below:


27 Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
28 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
31 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion


1 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
3 Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
4 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6 Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
7 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
8 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


17 Perth, AUS @ Optus Stadium
20 Adelaide, AUS @ Adelaide Oval
22 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
24 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
26 Sydney, AUS @ ANZ Stadium
29 Brisbane, AUS @ QSAC
31 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium


2 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium
30 Mexico City, Parque Deportivo Oceanía @ Knotfest


6 Bogota, Colombia @ Knotfest

January 2020

14 Dublin, 3Arena
16 Manchester, Arena
17 Newcastle, Utilita Arena
18 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
20 Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
21 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
22 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
24 Birmingham, Arena
25 London, O2 Arena

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