Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan spoke in a recent interview with Kerrang Magazine, and revealed the main inspration sources of Slipknot’s music.

He said that ‘there’s a lot of love behind Slipknot’s music – not just pain or anger’. Here’s the statement:

“If I had to give up music for, say, art, I couldn’t do it, because music is the one thing I’ve had my whole life. If I have an argument with someone I love, I have music and I have a song that represents my feelings, and I play it over and over and over again. It really simplifies your emotions.

He continued:

“There’s a lot of love behind Slipknot’s music – not just pain or anger. And I mean, love ends up being one of the biggest pains, you know? Also, it ends up becoming one of the easiest things to display, because we’ve all lost it, and we all feel it. The hardest thing to do is to love.

I can take the most beautiful thing and create my art and music and you would feel it. I’m not saying you would say I was making it ugly or angry or painful, but I just think that I have a staple way of presenting the temperature, feelings, colors, and emotions of my brain out into this reality.”

Click here to source of the statement.

Back in October 2018, Slipknot was released their first single track “All Out Life”. Their new album will be released in summer of 2019.