Considering the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic began, Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan has occur about to functioning nearly with his bandmates when they can’t be jointly in individual. Which is right after Crahan expended various a long time, as he not too long ago proposed, protecting a willful ignorance about videoconferencing technology these types of as Zoom when it came to Slipknot recording periods.
These times, however, the Slipknot co-founder, co-writer and percussionist has no difficulty at all collaborating over video phone, even with his previously reservations. Which is how the musician set it to Steel Hammer in a quick interview from Tuesday (June 1) about the masked metal band’s ongoing do the job on a studio album stick to-up to 2019’s We Are Not Your Variety.
“What are you heading to do when you might be the Clown and you might be stuck at dwelling?” Crahan requested the mag. “I received hectic composing. We bought active pondering and sensation. We got active loving and having it in.”
But “yet another little thing transpired” for the duration of that time as effectively, the Slipknot figurehead continued. “Just like you and I are on Zoom appropriate now — picture currently being an individual like the Clown, who wouldn’t get into FaceTime who would not invest in into engineering, inquiring his singer, ‘Hey, mail the vocals via the online.’ But this yr has been a year of Zoom and FaceTime, and do music at your dwelling and e mail it and we’ll put it in the track. This has been a terrific yr to catch up on engineering and utilize it and reward from artwork producing.”
Crahan included that he was “in a position to perform on tunes with other individuals in the band and [lead singer] Corey [Taylor] was in Vegas and he was capable to go to a studio and do vocals and send out it. Which is incredible. So I took benefit of that things and those that in no way preferred to use technological innovation are making use of technological innovation, like me.”
Elsewhere among the Tuesday’s interview, the musician responded in the affirmative when requested if the impending Slipknot effort bears any similarity to Iowa, the group’s seminal 2001 2nd album.
“Yes, yes,” Crahan replied right before cryptically incorporating, “This 1 is a cobra in a basket. You can either know how to participate in the instrument, or you can just take the circumstance. This is actual. But you’re gonna open the basket. You are heading to engage in, you might be heading to attraction and be charmed.”
At minimum the rocker can do his charming through video clip convention now.