|Slipknot Member Shawn Crahan aka Clown|
On Tuesday Slipknot's Clown explains the timetable for their next album. Slipknot's Clown thinks the band's sixth album could appear as early 2017 - also stating their passion for the project is already where it needs to be. Slipknot is in Europe from June 5-20th, and then returns to West Palm Beach, Florida for the summer US Tour with Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White.starting July 24th. As it sits now, the next album wouldn't start until mid-2016. Also headlining yet another year at the Download festival at Donington, UK.
Clown tells Loudwire: "It takes six months to make a record, so it could be as early as the first quarter of 2017. We're in the rhythm of writing all the time, which is a very helpful tool. It's not anything that won't get used. Usually if we're writing, it's passion."
Slipknot percussionist Clown thinks the band’s sixth album could appear in early 2017 – and he says passion for the project is already there.
Guitarist Jim Root told Metal Hammer earlier this month that it was difficult to say what direction the material would take and that there’s a couple of different ways to approach it – we could approach it like we did Iowa compared to the first release, or we could approach it like picking up where The Subliminal Verses or The Gray Chapter left off. Do we go more aggro, heavy and death metal, or do we go more cerebral, more Pink Floyd, more kind of experimental? It’s hard to say.”
Meanwhile, late bassist Paul Gray is to be remembered at an art exhibition at the band’s home town of Des Moines, Iowa, on June 19-20. Memorabilia on view at the Kum & Go Theater include masks, instruments, photos and more. A memorial book will be on sale, with proceeds going to Gray’s daughter October.