Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan spoke a recent interview with The Jasta Show and revealed the recording date of Slipknot’s upcoming album. He said:

“I just want to say real quick to all our maggots out there how much love we have for each and every one.

You should know, if you’re doing the math, that the time off [between albums] is half – or not more – now. So what that means is that half the time off is already expired, if not more. I would probably assume that by this time next year I will be in LA in a studio making a new album. I would imagine that would probably be the timeline – next October.

Do I know this for a fact? Of course I do! Am I gonna tell any of you? For a fact, no. But as you know I would assume that October’s a wonderful month. And November, especially before the god forsaken Christmas in the industry because everybody who wears the smart shoes and went to a college for a degree on how to market our art goes away until January 15th!

So while they go away, I don’t sit in snow spending money. I come to a studio and make art and let godmoney facilitate a real Christmas to where I’m not worrying where the smart shoes are and what the hell they’re doing. I’m creating art and that’s a good compromise.

I would imagine right around this time next year the Knotian way is gonna be in full effect. But I’m really proud to say… You always hear us talk about our stuff. There’s a certain coming of age with this band called Slipknot. And we only learn so much, and we only take so much.

So we are always, always learning our art. And I’m very, very, very excited where we’re at at the moment. We’re always having to judge where we’re at by where we’re at.

Right now we’ve been getting together several times. I wish I could play this stuff, but it’s just so incomplete and not anybody’s really on it, it’s just very miniscule. And that’s what’s so exciting – there’s still plethora of ideas to get on anything minuscule that’s done. Anyway, fans of the Knot, thank you, we love you.”

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