Slipknot Have Another “15 Songs” That Didn’t Make The Cut For We Are Not Your Kind
We’re just over a week away from the release of Slipknot’s highly-anticipated new record, We Are Not Your Kind, and the band’s own Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan has revealed how incredibly fruitful their creative sessions have been this time around for album number six.
In an exclusive interview with Kerrang!, Clown reflects on the beginning of the album-making process to now, and how things have panned out.
“Did we know that this was going to be the album? No. No-one knows. There’s another 15 songs that didn’t make the cut – there’s at least seven or eight songs that are recorded, with vocals, that did not make this album. There’s so much material, but all that material whittled this down to its anomaly, and to its presentation.”
When asked what’s going to happen to these other songs, and why they didn’t make the cut, Clown responds elusively: “Usually you take your collection of records, and you make an album. So we have a bunch of records, and we have to basically decide which ones of those records can make up a thought process known as We Are Not Your Kind.”
Does that mean we’ll hear even more new music following the release of We Are Not Your Kind? Given Slipknot’s ongoing creative process and their tendency to revisit older, unfinished ideas, concepts and demos when working on a new record, perhaps not. But it’s nevertheless an exciting thing to know that there’s even more music out there in the ether that we might get to hear one day…
In other Slipknot news, the Iowa titans recently confirmed a 2020 European tour, revealing the cities they’d be hitting along with a We Are Not Your Kind ticket collaboration: if you pre-order the record before 11:30pm UK time on August 8 (the day before it is released), you’ll get an exclusive pre-sale code granting early access to tickets. Get on that right here.
The band’s huge Knotfest Roadshow U.S. tour kicked off last Friday.
Catch Slipknot live at the following dates this year.
1 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
3 Albuquerque, NM @ Sleta Amphitheater
4 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
6 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
8 Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
10 Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
11 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
12 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
16 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
17 Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
18 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
20 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
21 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
23 Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
24 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
25 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
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
And see them supporting Metallica at the following, before their two Knotfest shows at the end of the year:
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
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