win­dow pain

CLOWN delves into an un­heard ’KNOT side project, LOOK OUT­SIDE YOUR WIN­DOW, that came about dur­ing the ALL HOPE IS GONE ses­sions…

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“While we were mak­ing All Hope Is Gone, Jim [ Root] and I de­cided to make mu­sic while we were not mak­ing [Slipknot] mu­sic down the hill on the same prop­erty. And then Corey and Sid [ Wil­son] be­came a part of it, and it be­came ours. But we didn’t want to con­fuse peo­ple with it, be­tween Slipknot or All Hope Is Gone, or Paul Gray pass­ing, or us sep­a­rat­ing with Joey. So we made an al­bum that’s cur­rently named Look Out­side Your Win­dow, and it’s got a lot of sto­ries to it, and I be­lieve it’s some of the best mu­sic you’ll ever hear from us in­di­vid­u­ally. Does that mean it should be com­pared to Slipknot? Abso-fuck­ing-lutely not. But we’re gonna do some spe­cial stuff with it, and I just want ev­ery­body to know the main rea­son why it’s com­ing out: be­cause it’s beau­ti­ful.

“It’s Corey go­ing in di­rec­tions that he doesn’t go in cur­rently any­where. It’s me as the drum­mer – play­ing the drum set. Corey played some per­cus­sion, too, and Jim plays the bass. It gives a lot of emo­tions. It’s so dif­fer­ent, but it’s so the same. You’re go­ing to hear a fa­mil­iar voice, but it’s not Slipknot, and Slipknot is not it. It’s so out-there with sounds and tex­tures and en­vi­ron­ments and feel­ings. I re­ally feel like peo­ple are go­ing to leave go­ing, ‘Holy shit, I got so many ter­rains in my brain and my imag­i­na­tion is go­ing else­where.’

“There’s a song on there that deals with a par­tic­u­lar sub­ject. I can’t speak for Corey, and I’m not go­ing to, but I be­lieve it speaks to me about Paul Gray, and it’s say­ing things in the mo­ment – and, at that mo­ment, Paul was alive. To me – and only me – it takes on a mean­ing that makes it very hard for me to lis­ten to, be­cause it’s fore­sight. At the mo­ment of do­ing it, that fore­sight was un­able to be recog­nised. But 10 years later, I’m lis­ten­ing to it and I cry, be­cause it was right in front of me the whole time. And I can’t change it. I would do any­thing to change it. We were un­able to un­der­stand or do any­thing about it, and that’s how im­por­tant I feel this mu­sic is to who the peo­ple are in a band that peo­ple love. It’s not like, ‘Hey, if you love Slipknot then you’ve got to get this.’ It’s just, ‘Hey, if you love the guys in Slipknot and you’re try­ing to learn more about the in­di­vid­u­als that make up Slipknot, then this is some­thing for you.’”

All Hope…’s 10-year an­niver­sary art­work

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