Slipknot has been in the spotlight in recent months following the release of its full-length album, “The End, So Far.” However, percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan recently caused concern among fans who still want to hear the band’s future albums.
For what it’s worth, Crahan spoke with NME a few weeks ago and stated that the band might focus on singles rather than albums.
In response, Slipknot’s frontman, Corey Taylor, shared his thoughts during the Monster-Mania Con Q&A session.
Taylor, as transcribed by Blabbermouth, expressed how difficult it is to keep the same people on the same page these days. Nonetheless, he acknowledged that they still get excited about coming up with new ideas for the band.
He said, as quoted by Loudwire:
“But the cool thing is that we’ve kind of established our history, so whatever comes next will naturally be something that we want to do. So whether it’s go in and just blast out a couple of psycho tunes and just have fun doing that or we go in and do a very elaborate plan, like a storyline or something, either way it’ll be something that we’re really into.”
Nobody knows what Taylor’s next move will be. However, he assured that albums would be considered as long as all members were on the same page.
Taylor and Crahan’s comments came just weeks after Slipknot sparked disbandment rumors with their album “The End, So Far.” It was a follow-up to “We Are Not Your Kind,” released in 2019.
In an interview with Loudwire, Jay Weinberg revealed the true meaning behind the album title rather than disbandment. He explained that the “cryptic and mysterious” title came to them while they were almost finished recording the album.
When he texted Taylor for his thoughts, the frontman responded with “The End, So Far.”
Weinberg made a remark that echoed Taylor’s recent statement, stating that no one knows when they will release their final album. However, the clarification that the album marks the beginning of a new era for Slipknot alleviated fans’ concerns.
Meanwhile, Taylor expressed a similar sentiment during the band’s performance in Bulgaria, stating that “The End, So Far” only represents the end of one era for Slipknot and the start of a new one.