After releasing only two studio albums in the past decade, Slipknot wants to make up for lost time.
Slipknot guitarist Jim Root took part in an interview with Guitar Interactive Magazine and made a revelation that’s sure to catch fans attention. They have several albums worth of unreleased material.
The band is currently working on a new album, which will serve as their follow up to their 2019 record We Are Not Your Kind. After Root was asked about the “rumblings” of an unreleased album, the guitarist responded “Which one?”
“There’s a couple,” he added. "There's Look Outside the Window [and] that's something that Clown and I were working on when we were doing All Hope Is Gone. We've been talking about putting it out since that happened and I don't know what will ever come of that, I don't know what will ever happen with that."
All Hope Is Gone was released in 2008 so any unreleased material would come from that era.
Root also revealed there’s material leftover from their 2019 album that ultimately didn’t make the record. "There's a lot of arrangements, there's a lot of things that we didn't have time to get to,” he said. “There's a lot of stuff that is still out there from when we did We Are Not Your Kind lingering around. Does that make a record? I don't think so."
It wasn’t necessarily the case that the music didn’t fit the record, but Root felt like it needed more time to develop.
“Like, this one's a barn-burner but the chorus just isn't developed yet or whatever it is,” Root said. “Or maybe Corey [Taylor] needs more time to work on this bit or that bit. It could be any number of things or literally we just did not have time to get to it because we had to prioritize this because you're under a time[frame] and a budget and all that."
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