Corey Taylor reacts to the clown saying that Slipknot might stop making albums

Slip knot have existed for the majority of their career on a record label, and have continuously released albums, but with their contract expiring after The end, for nowpercussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan recently suggested that the band might be forgoing albums in favor of singles moving forward. That line of questioning was then taken up with the Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor at a recent Monster-Mania Con Q&A session.

A few weeks ago, clown spoke to NME, stating, “I always thought, ‘What would it be like if Slipknot was big enough that we didn’t keep albums?’ Let’s say Clown could convince you, “Hey, instead of waiting two years for 12 songs, I’ll give you one song every month.” So, in effect, I’m shaving a year off for the same thing.”

The percussionist elaborated that the singles could still function as a complete release, with their own artwork, and would still cost less than an individual song. In addition, it also opens the doors to collaboration with other artists. “The philosophy is that the fans have to be sucked into the mind, rather than just heavy metal, record labels, video channels, radio… No, it’s the love of music – you love us as artists, you love our band, you know we have our own filter… Look at what we can do when we can freely dip our paintbrushes anywhere,’ he explained.

When asked about Clown’s comments at Monster-Mania Con, Taylor responded (as transcribed by Blabbermouth and shared via the Rock N’ Roll Experience video below), “It’s kind of hard to get nine people on the same page anymore, especially we’re old and dicks. But the cool thing is that we all still get excited about great ideas.”

He explained,”[Guitarists] Jim [Root] and Mick [Thomson] are so good at writing music. Me and Klovn work really well coming up with things together, VMan [bassist Alessandro Venturella] is actually really good. So we’ve done so much in our career that at this point we could sit back and just make EPs. I mean, I have a great idea for a double concept record with a whole story that goes with it that I’d love to do. But the cool thing is that we’ve kind of established our story, so whatever comes next is obviously going to be something we want to do. So whether it’s going in and just blasting out a couple of psycho tunes and just having fun doing it, or we’re going to go in and do a very elaborate plan, like a story or something, whatever it’s going to be , we really are. “

He went on to add, “I support the group, you know? At this point, we’ve released so much music and we’re off our label now, so the sky’s our limit; we can kind of do whatever we want. So whatever we do next, we’re going to be something we’re all on the same page for, which is something you can’t always say.”

While Slipknot’s future remains a blank slate, their present includes promoting their newly released The end, for now album. The set has released the singles “The Chapeltown Rag“”The Dying Song (Time to Sing)“and”Yen.” You can see the band finish the year touring Mexico and South America, followed by dates in Europe, the UK, Australia and Japan next year. Get tour and ticket info here.

Corey Taylor talks about Slipknot possibly doing singles instead of albums

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Speaks Monster-Mania Con

Every Slipknot song is ranked

Push your fingers into your eyes.

*Last updated July 29, 2022. We still need time with the rest of the new album!

Related Posts