Shawn Crahan Shares Details On New Slipknot Album And Compares It To ‘Iowa’

In a recent interview made by Louder Sound, Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan has talked about the upcoming Slipknot album and compared it to their ‘Iowa,’ Slipknot’s second studio album which they released in August 2001.

As is known, Slipknot had released their sixth studio album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ on August 9, 2019, by Roadrunner Records. That was the first album they recorded with eight band members together. The album has received praise for the experimentalist approach in several songs and for that, was perceived by some as one of the best releases Slipknot has ever done.

Following that, the band has been known to be working on a mysterious new album that arouses curiosity as little is known about it. When asked about the sound of the album, Crahan stated that it is awesome that we don’t know anything about it yet. He also stated considering the pandemic that this is a very special time in life and everybody needs to take a moment, so they did too, and for that reason, added intriguingly that he wonders what they have reflected on.

When asked in the interview, Crahan confirmed one of his statements that the pandemic has been similar to their album ‘Iowa’s atmosphere, as a very powerful and dark period.

In response, the interviewer asked:

“So does that mean are you making an album similar to Iowa?

Crahan answered:

Yes. Yes. This one is a cobra in a basket. You can either know how to play the instrument, or you can take the circumstance. This is real. But you’re gonna open the basket. You’re going to play, you’re going to charm and be charmed.”

Clown also added:

“Then another little thing happened. Just like you and I are on Zoom right now. Imagine being someone like the Clown, who wouldn’t buy into FaceTime who wouldn’t buy into technology asking his singer, ‘Hey, send the vocals through the Internet.’ But this year has been a year of Zoom and FaceTime. And do music at your house and email it and we’ll put it in the song. This has been a great year to catch up on technology and utilize it and benefit from art making.”

You can check out the interview here.