To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their fourth album, All Hope Is Gone, Slipknot will be re-releasing the record as a special package.
The fourth album of the masked musicians was released in 2008 and includes the title track ‘All Hope Is Gone’, along with the hits ‘Psychosocial’ and ‘Dead Memories’. It was their first album to debut at number one on the Billboard album chart.
During the recording of All Hope Is Gone, various band members also recorded additional songs, known by some as the Studio B recordings, which were never included in the final mix.
Slipknot’s percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan recently stated: “I’m in a band and I can’t stand that. But now, I’m like, ‘Wow.’ For instance, I’m working for ‘All Hope Is Gone’, and what I’m doing is I’m using the stuff I would’ve never approved….Now I can look at it and go… ‘Wow’. The fans need to see this.’”
From what Clown is saying, those recordings might finally be heard.
Slipknot are also finalising their sixth full-length album that will follow up to 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’. It will be presumably released in 2019, which is also the 20th anniversary of their first album.
Frontman Corey Taylor recently told fans: “I have fantastic news. Some of you know, but I’ll just make it official right now: we are working on a new album. It’s only in the demo stages right now, however we have very serious, tentative plans – and I say that because the best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud – to go into the studio at the beginning of next year and get this fucker going. We have 16 songs written right now, and they are fucking dangerous. I loved .5 [The Gray Chapter], but this album, to me, makes .5 look like nobody’s business. This is Iowa levels of heavy. And I have to go out and tour this shit at my age – I can feel those songs in my back! I am really, really excited about it, and I talk to the guys in Slipknot all the time. I talk to Clown either every day, or every other day. I’ve been talking to Jim, V-man, Jay, Mick, Craig, Chris, Sid. We’re all really, really, really excited about this stuff, and it’s coming together really fucking well. So be prepared for 2019 – which, weirdly, is the 20th anniversary of our first album. Shit’s about to get fucking real again! So take that as you will.”
Last June, Taylor spoke about how his lyrics for the new album reveal details of his battle with depression. “It’s been a heavy couple of years for me personally. So I’m working out some things, personally for myself, which has been great. I’ve been able to grab ahold of some of the depression that I’ve been fighting and formulate the way that I want to describe it. So some of these lyrics are, to me, some of the best I’ve ever written. It’s probably the most I’ve shared in years…”
Slipknot fans be ready…. 2019 will be fab!
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