Slipknot's long-lost experimental mystery album set to finally be released

'People are really going to dig it. Clown did a really good job'
Shawn "Clown" Crahan of Slipknot
Shawn "Clown" Crahan of Slipknot Photo credit Katja Ogrin/Redferns/Getty Images
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Unreleased tracks written and recorded during Slipknot’s 2008 sessions for All Hope Is Gone have been lurking in the shadows for 15 years now, but the long-awaited experimental album, Look Outside Your Window, may finally be getting an official release.

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Although Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has joked in the past that he doesn't want the record to come out after all of the hype that has been placed upon it over the years, there seems to be a solid target that's been set between himself and percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan. In a recent chat with NME, Taylor says Clown told him that one of the reasons the music has stayed on the shelf this long is because he didn't want to interfere with any of Corey's other projects.

"I was talking to Clown about it the other day," Taylor explains, "and he goes, 'One of the reasons it hasn't come out is because you keep putting s*** out which keeps conflicting with when I want to release it!' I was like, 'F*** dude, why didn't you tell me?' He says, 'F***, Taylor — you just got too much s***!'"

Corey says that Clown does have a release date in mind, "and I have promised him that I won't release anything that will ruin that. I think it's going to be next year -- finally, man!" Listeners should be warned though, this isn't the Slipknot you've come to expect. Taylor explains the songs are, "so dope and so different," but "people going into this thinking it sounds like 'Slipknot' Slipknot are so wrong. It doesn't sound like anything Slipknot have ever done, that's why it's its own thing."

"To me, it really is the long-lost album," he adds. "The music is so beautiful, it probably has some of my favorite melodies that I've done, and people are really going to dig it. Clown did a really good job."

Only one of the more experimental tracks from these sessions has been released -- the All Hope Is Gone bonus track "Til We Die." But with Slipknot's time with Roadrunner Records complete, and no plans at the moment for any other releases, this project that Clown describes as "an amazing body of work," and "one of the best things [he's] ever done in [his] life," will likely be the next official offering from the group. "It’ll be worth the wait," he promises.

Corey Taylor is getting set to hit the road in support of his second solo record, CMF2, arriving on September 15. Check out details about the upcoming release straight from CMFT's mouth, and see his current list of dates set to kick off on August 25 right here. Grab your tickets NOW.

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