For Slipknot followers, the oft-mentioned however by no means launched Look Exterior Your Window album stays one thing of nice curiosity, however the lengthy delay in ending and releasing the extra experimental album has solely added to the expectations for the document, with vocalist Corey Taylor now questioning if it is a good factor for the document to ever be launched.
For many who want a refresher, the album was recorded on the similar time the band was laying down 2008’s All Hope Is Gone album, with Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Taylor, Sid Wilson and Jim Root supposedly taking the lead on what’s been known as a extra experimental Slipknot effort. The band is presupposed to have recorded 11 songs whereas using extra distinctive recording methods. Although they had been recorded on the similar time, just one Look Exterior Your Window session music ended up hooked up to All Hope Is Gone. “Til We Die” turned up as a particular version bonus observe for the document. Within the time since, there was a lot hypothesis in regards to the album’s launch, with it even as soon as thought-about for a Christmas 2019 launch that got here and went.
Whereas talking with NME in a wide-ranging interview, Taylor addressed the standing of the long-anticipated Look Exterior Your Window album. “Look Outside Your Window is Clown’s baby. Slipknot is Clown’s baby,” mentioned Taylor when requested in regards to the document. “I punch a clock and then I punch out.”
He then revealed that even he’s not sure the current state of the record. “It’s so funny, every year or two I get an email about Look Outside Your Window and how it’s coming out. I’m just as stoked as everybody else because dude, I don’t even have a copy. I have a version from 10 years ago that I don’t even think is the same mix that they’re dealing with. I don’t even fucking know the songs are going on this album, that’s how out of the loop I am,” mentioned the singer.
Taylor then downplayed his function within the album, explaining, “I was a guest star on that album anyway, so your guess is as good as mine. It’s so fascinating that something that started as a demo has become the Holy Grail. If you only knew how that album came about and the pain it caused.”
He continued, “I hope people dig it but I honestly hope it never gets released because there are so many expectations about it now. It’s like that Wu Tang Clan album that only whathisfuck (Martin Shkreli) has a copy of. It’s almost better to just wonder.”
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Whereas Taylor seems to be unsure of the way it all turned out or when it is going to arrive, the band’s percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan earlier this yr instructed a possible timeline, coinciding with the top of the band’s long-running label deal.
“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,” Clown told U.K. rock publication Upset Magazine back in January.
Clown told Upset, “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.” The percussionist additional shared that the misplaced album has not been unleashed but even after makes an attempt in 2019 and 2020 because the band did not need it to be only a blip on the radar within the midst of all their different studio albums.
“We wouldn’t need Slipknot to harm Look Exterior Your Window, and we wouldn’t need Look Exterior Your Window to be a bit irritation to Slipknot. Why? As a result of it’s lovely God artwork and folks deserve it,” he added.
Indeed, scheduling has been a major factor in the band holding off on the release. In an April 2021 interview, Clown revealed that the album had been mixed and mastered and was “able to go,” but the band wanted the record to be “correctly prioritized.” “It is as much as everybody to kind of shut their mouths and never make it complicated,” he said at the time. “It was created as a result of we needed to create artwork, and we did, and it ended up being one thing that everyone’s going to need, and they’ll get it when it is proper.”
While the Look Outside Your Window album release remains a mystery, Slipknot will be back on the road this year. Get your tickets to see the band here.
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*Final up to date July 29, 2022. We nonetheless want time with the remainder of the brand new album!