Last year when Slipknot was planning the anniversary edition of their 2008 record All Hope Is Gone, percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed there were 11 songs that were recorded at that time outside the record. The 11 songs were recorded by Crahan, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root, and DJ Sid Wilson, but were never released "because it hasn’t been right" to release them. Since then, Clown has revealed that the 11 songs will be coming sometime during Slipknot's We Are Not Your Kind cycle.
Now Corey Taylor has revealed in an interview with Eddie Trunk that the outtakes album is called Look Outside Your Window and has a very Radiohead vibe to them.
"We've been trying to find a way to release those songs for God knows how long. They were actually something that we were recording… We had two different studios going on. And one group of guys was recording what ended up becoming Look Outside Your Window, and then the bulk of the band was making All Hope Is Gone.
"The stuff from Look Outside Your Window is really, really — I mean, there's no real way to describe it. It's experimental, but it's super vibey, super melodic. It's really good. It's hard to explain. There's something about those songs. They're very solemn, very energetic, very artistic. For people who are used to a certain way of Slipknot sounding, this doesn't sound anything like that. It's much more of a rock vibe. Honestly, it's much more of a Radiohead vibe, to be honest."
Stay tuned for instructions on how to look outside your window very soon (we hope).