SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root says the band have ‘a couple’ of unreleased albums tucked away.
SLIPKNOT are currently in the studio working on the follow up to 2019’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, however questions remain about the material the band has written that is still unreleased.
Jim Root recently spoke with Guitar Interactive Magazine (video below), and early in the conversation it was brought up that fans are eager for a new SLIPKNOT album and there are “rumblings” of unreleased material.
“Which one? There’s a couple,” replied Root (transcribed by LOUDWIRE.COM). “There’s Look Outside the Window [and] that’s something that [Shawn] Clown [Crahan] and I were working on when we were doing [SLIPKNOT’s 2008 album] ‘All Hope Is Gone’. We’ve been talking about putting it out since that happened and I don’t know what will ever come of that, I don’t know what will ever happen with that,” he explained.
Back in April, SLIPKNOT percussionist “Clown” touched on the idea of releasing ‘Look Outside Your Window’ and stressed that it’s release would need to be coordinated in a way so as to not interfere with the band’s current projects and to “not make it confusing.” He did confirm though that the record is “ready to go” and has been mixed and mastered.
“We also wrote a lot of material,” Root continued, taking his focus off of that long-awaited album.
“When I’m home — I don’t have a wife or kids or anything like that — so I write music when I’m at home.” He added, “There’s a lot of arrangements, there’s a lot of things that we didn’t have time to get to. There’s a lot of stuff that is still out there from when we did [2019 album] ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ lingering around. Does that make a record? I don’t think so.”
“It was really hard for us to pick the songs that ended up on this record,” Root said. “And it was really hard to slash some of the songs out and not put them on the record, so do those contribute to something that we could do in the future? Of course. If you’re a painter, you’re constantly painting.
Root was then asked if this material didn’t fit with the direction of ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ to which he replied: “No, not necessarily. Some of them, it was as simple as it just needs more time to develop. Like, here’s a heavy — this one’s a barn-burner but the chorus just isn’t developed yet or whatever it is. Or maybe Corey [Taylor] needs more time to work on this bit or that bit. It could be any number of things or literally we just did not have time to get to it because we had to prioritize this because you’re under a time[frame] and a budget and all that.”