In a recent interview with Kerrang!, Slipknot percussionist Shawn Clown Crahan talked about how he feels about being in Slipknot. He said:

“I’m blessed to be here, and I still have a band and art form that I love more than anything. They’re my friends. We’ve lost some, we’ve gained some, but we’re all still here and we’ve learned a lot.

The music is on fire, the art, I feel, means something to people — and it hasn’t always felt that way for me. A lot of that is just me slowing down: relaxing, and trying to have a better time, and having a little fun.

But I’m still me and I’m still Clown, and I’m getting older. I don’t see the worst in a lot of the things I used to fight for. I’m just in a good place, and I want to come out on top for myself.”

On their upcoming album and tour, he said:

“Not even the first time,” he said. “It’s always been a mess. I’m not gonna say it’s not gonna be a mess now, but shit’s happening. It’s on. We’re all ready to go. Everybody is so excited.

It’s even better that Corey Taylor [Slipknot singer] is really excited, because he does a lot of work, goes out with Stone Sour, does solo gigs and solo things — from books, to award shows. Whatever he’s doing, he does a lot. And it’s always awesome to feel his excitement. Most people in his situation would be like, ‘I’m gonna take a year off,’ but he’s got a certain demeanour right now for Slipknot.

And that feels awesome. And that’s how it feels now with all the guys. We have a schedule, and it’s fucking hardcore, and there’s a lot of things going on inside that schedule.”

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A week ago, Slipknot has shared behing the scenes of their latest video “All Out Life”. You can watch it below.