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During the recent exclusive interview with Metal Hammer, Slipknot percussionist Shawn Clown Crahan has revealed his thoughts on their legendary album “All Hope Is Gone”.

He has shared the untold story of how they wrote the “All Hope Is Gone” album. He said that “it’s not Slipknot”. Here’s the statement:

“There’s a collection of songs that were recorded, 11 I think, I’ve held on to them for 10 years because it hasn’t been right, and I’m going to let you know now that it’s feeling right.

Is it Slipknot? No, it’s not Slipknot. Is it four members of Slipknot? Yes. It’s four members of Slipknot. Is it music being written at the same time as All Hope Is Gone? Absolutely.

Jim would write guitar then go down and play guitar on the album, then come up and finish playing guitar on the song. That’s how we’d kill time during those four months.”

He continued:

“There’s a big collection of music, it’s fucking really amazing. It’s so amazing it had to be held back to wait for the right time, it’s been 10 years. It wasn’t going to be one of those things to loosely go out and confuse everyone, and piss everyone off.

I’m not going to put music out to spite people – we do things the right way in this camp. The right way is that sooner or later, people need to be made aware of it because it’s the truth. It happened.

We spent time doing it, we worked it every day, we mixed it, we mastered it, there’s artwork. It’s amazing stuff. But it’s all got to be right in the story of Slipknot.”

Click here to entire interview.

About a week ago, They has announced that 10th anniversary edition of “All Hope Is Gone” album will be released on December 7, 2018. Here’s the official statement:

“The ‘All Hope Is Gone’ 10th Anniversary Edition will arrive December 7th featuring reimagined artwork and live bonus disk containing our 2009 headline set at Madison Square Garden.”