Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan says that he and his Slipknot bandmates are primed and ready to go in 2019.
Asked by Kerrang if he’d ever gone into a new album process as energised, Clown replies: “Never. Not even the first time. It’s always been a mess. I’m not going to say it’s not going to be a mess now, but shit’s happening. It’s on. We’re all ready to go. Everybody is so excited.
“It’s even better that Corey Taylor is really excited, because he does a lot of work, goes out with Stone Sour, does solo gigs and solo things. Whatever he’s doing, he does a lot. It’s always awesome to feel his excitement.
“Most people in his situation would be like, ‘I’m going to take a year off,’ but he’s got a certain demeanour right now for Slipknot – and that feels awesome.
“That’s how it feels now with all the guys. We have a schedule, and it’s fucking hardcore, and there’s a lot of things going on inside that schedule.”
Clown adds: “I’m having the best time of my life in Slipknot. I’m blessed to be here, and I still have a band and art form that I love more than anything.”
Slipknot recently released a video showing them in the studio recording All Out Life, while the band are gearing up for their European summer tour.