Slipknot: Inside We Are Not Your Kind – The Only Interview
Please note: these interviews were conducted and sent to print before the tragic news of the passing of Gabrielle Crahan – Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan’s 22-year-old daughter – on Saturday, May 18. Everyone at Kerrang! would like to send their love to the Crahan family and all who knew Gabrielle at this devastating time. RIP.
Last week, Slipknot announced, loudly and defiantly, that they had returned. With the countdown to sixth album We Are Not Your Kind on, Corey Taylor and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan take us inside their heavy new chapter, and how it’s changed them for the better…
Plus, we’ve got a Slipknot poster print for your walls featuring lots and lots of fire, because, well, it’s lots and lots of fire. We can see what artist Vance Kelly did there. Check out more of his work at Vancekelly.com.
Elsewhere in the mag: Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop gets uncensored and apologetic in the K! Interview, Behemoth frontman Nergal answers your questions, The Amazons look into the future, Greg Puciato of The Black Queen takes a trip down musical lane, Trophy Eyes’ John Floreani tells us some secrets, and Parkway Drive invite us on the road…
In the reviews section, meanwhile, Frank Iero unveils the most ambitious music of his solo career on album number three, while YONAKA show enormous ambitions of their glorious debut. On the live front, Employed To Serve deliver a lesson in brutality at their scorching album launch show, ONE OK ROCK boom and bust at their biggest UK gig to date, and Chicago metal titans Disturbed do the evolution in London.
All this and more is available in the new issue of Kerrang!, which you can get anywhere in the world through Kerrang.newsstand.co.uk. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, May 22 from all good newsagents.
As he looks back over Slipknot’s self-titled era, Corey Taylor has revealed his favourite song from the band’s entire discography…
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