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CLOWN On SLIPKNOT's Look Outside Your Window: "It's Gonna Come Out. You Have My Word"

"The only reason why it's not been out is because it's a timeless album."

Slipknot 2008

Slipknot recorded two albums in 2008 – All Hope Is Gone and the often-talked-about and but never released Look Outside Your Window. Look Outside Your Window features vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root, percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, and DJ Sid Wilson, and has been described as a massive departure from the band's usually-aggressive sound.

Look Outside Your Window was originally slated for release on Christmas Day 2019, and then again for sometime after April 2023. Percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan assured fans last year that Look Outside Your Window is definitely coming in 2024, though it's yet to surface.

So what's the deal? In a new interview with Andy Hall, Clown said Look Outside Your Window has artwork and is both mixed and mastered, and that it'll be out eventually. Clown notes in his answer that Look Outside Your Window "needs its own space and not to share with anybody or anything else," which makes 2024 feel a little unlikely given Slipknot's ongoing celebration of their 1999 self-titled debut album.

"The only reason why it's not been out is because it's a timeless album," said Clown. "It can be released 10 years ago, 10 years from now, today, so on and so forth. And the main reason, and this sounds like B.S., but this is the truth, every time we've gotten it to a place where we were gonna pull the trigger, life has thrown the band through a circumstance of some sorts. For instance, the artwork's done, the mixing is done, the mastering is done — it's all done. But we like to promote things so everyone gets that chance. And then what happens is something like COVID hits and then maybe someone in the band goes and does other things.

"So what we've gotta do is we've gotta put our attention to those things. And we're not trying to make Look Outside Your Window that has to force things to stop, but other things are making it stop, 'cause we're not making it a priority. But I sort of put my foot down because I'm tired of hearing everybody — not the fans or yourself, but guys in the band that are on it. It's been so long now that they just laugh. And I laugh too, but I do believe we're gonna get it out this year. I don't see it as one of these things… It's not like we're gonna go tour it. That doesn't mean we won't play some shows; I don't know. But it's really just a gift for ourselves.

"So, I really like it. It is gonna come out. You have my word. There's no drama. It needs its right time. It needs its own space and not to share with anybody or anything else. So it has its due time in this reality. So that's all I can say."

Slipknot will hit the road later this year to celebrate their 1999 self-titled debut album alongside Knocked Loose, Orbit Culture, and Vended as openers. Get the list of dates below and get your tickets here.

8/6 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center (w/ Knocked Loose & Orbit Culture)
8/7 Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake (w/ Knocked Loose & Orbit Culture)
8/9 Baltimore, MD CFG Bank Arena (w/ Knocked Loose & Orbit Culture)
8/10 Camden, NJ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion (w/ Knocked Loose & Orbit Culture)
8/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden (w/ Knocked Loose & Orbit Culture)
8/14 Gilford, NH BankNH Pavilion (w/ Knocked Loose & Orbit Culture)
8/15 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center (w/ Knocked Loose & Orbit Culture)
8/17 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena (w/ Knocked Loose & Orbit Culture)
9/7 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre (w/ Knocked Loose & Vended)
9/8 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Styles Resorts Amphitheater (w/ Knocked Loose & Vended)
9/9 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life
9/11 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (w/ Knocked Loose & Vended)
9/13 Inglewood, CA Intuit Dome (w/ Knocked Loose & Vended)
9/15 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre (w/ Knocked Loose & Vended)
9/17 Austin, TX Moody Center (w/ Knocked Loose & Vended)
9/18 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion (w/ Knocked Loose & Vended)
9/21 Des Moines, IA Knotfest Iowa at Waterworks Park (w/ Knocked Loose & Vended)
10/11 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
10/19 São Paulo, BR Knotfest Brasil
11/8 Guadalajara, MX Calle 2
11/9 Mexico City, MX Parque Bicentenario
12/5 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
12/6 Dortmund, DE Westfalehallen
12/8 Stuttgart, DE Schleyerhalle
12/9 Leipzig, DE Quarterback Immobilien Arena
12/11 Zürich, CH Hallenstadion
12/12 Paris, FR Accor Arena
12/14 Leeds, UK First Direct Arena
12/15 Glasgow, UK Ovo Hydro
12/17 Manchester, UK Co-op Live
12/18 Birmingham, UK Utilita Arena
12/20 London, UK The O2
12/21 London, UK The O2

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