Sid Wilson dove into samples “from different moons around different planets” for the new Slipknot album

The new Slipknot album is going to be out of this world – quite literally, according to Sid Wilson…

Sid Wilson dove into samples “from different moons around different planets” for the new Slipknot album
Jonathan Weiner

While frontman Corey Taylor has been divulging plenty of teasers about the highly-anticipated new Slipknot album, this week it's the turn of Sid Wilson, who has shared some of the (quite literally) out-of-this-world inspirations behind the record.

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie (via Loudwire), the DJ explained how being on the road has shaped the follow-up to 2019's We Are Not Your Kind: "The development of this album happened to lot during touring," he said. "We have a portable studio set up with us, so a lot of ideas get put down in the studio room backstage."

Sid continued: "In a way, we're touring and touring and getting further and further from earth. So I actually dove into a lot of samples from different moons around different planets within our solar system to kind of translate the amount of travel we were doing, and also bringing it back down to earth for everyone to listen to. So my sound selection was a little more off-planet than normal (laughs)."

As for the status of the LP, Corey confirmed recently that it was "halfway" through being mixed. "I would say probably two or three months [from now]," the vocalist pondered. "That's my ballpark. I'm hoping; I'm gonna push to get it out then – maybe summertime sometime."

Catch Slipknot's current Knotfest Roadshow tour at the following:


22 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Tulsa, OK BOK Center
25 North Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena
26 Durant, OK Choctaw Grand Theater
29 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC
30 N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum


1 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2 Reading, PA Santander Arena
4 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
6 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
7 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
9 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
11 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
12 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
14 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
15 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
17 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena


18 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
20 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
21 Providence, RI Dunkin' Donuts Center
22 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
24 Albany, NY MVP Arena
26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
28 Québec, QC Videotron Centre
29 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
30 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage


1 Cincinnati, OH Heritage Bank Center
2 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
4 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
5 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
7 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater
9 Colorado Springs, CO The Broadmoor World Arena
11 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
13 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
14 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Arena
18 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

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