Slipknot’s previously teased unreleased album may see the light of day in 2023.
In a new interview with Upset magazine, the band’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan said Look Outside Your Window will arrive later this year, after the band’s deal with their longtime record label Roadrunner Records ends. Funnily enough, their contract ends April Fool’s day.
“It’s an amazing body of work. You will never hear another Corey Taylor like this. The music and the words … It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life,” Crahan said.
“We wouldn’t want Slipknot to hurt Look Outside Your Window, and we wouldn’t want Look Outside Your Window to be a little irritation to Slipknot,” he continued. “Why? Because it’s beautiful God art and people deserve it. The good news is that six months from now, April Fool’s Day 2023, we’re off the label. There are no plans to immediately release something, and we haven’t talked about it, but I would imagine it’ll probably come very soon afterwards. There’s nothing else to do, and it’s ready to go. It’ll be worth the wait.”
Look Outside Your Window was originally recorded in 2008 during the All Hope is Gone sessions. Crahan along with Corey Taylor, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson did some experimental songs in between recording sessions. In 2019, Taylor described the songs to Eddie Trunk as having a “Radiohead vibe.”
“It’s experimental, but it’s super vibey, super melodic,” he explained. “It’s really good. It’s hard to explain. There’s something about those songs. They’re very solemn, very energetic, very artistic. For people who are used to a certain way of Slipknot sounding, this doesn’t sound anything like that.”
Fingers crossed that the fabled album isn’t an April Fools joke.
Slipknot released their final album with Roadrunner Records THE END, SO FAR in 2022.