Slipknot say they were “cracking” while making ‘All Hope Is Gone’, as band announce 10th anniversary album reissue

There was huge tension in the band

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has revealed that he thinks the band were “cracking” when they recorded their fourth studio album, ‘All Hope Is Gone’.

In an exclusive interview with Metal Hammer Magazine, Jordison joins Corey Taylor and Shawn “Clown” Crahan to discuss the making of their seminal record, which is 10 years old this year. It is being re-released next month.

Taylor says that the band was at its “most fractious” at the time and that nobody was talking to one another.

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“Everybody was going behind everybody’s back trying to make the album theirs,” he said.

Jordison added that the stressful situation led to the group recording the heaviest record they could.

“The tensions are what made that record great,” he says in the interview. “Everyone was completely on fire with emotions and being in different places, and you could see the lines in the sand, you could feel the concrete breaking a little bit.

“You could feel the band cracking. There was so much going on during that time that I think that’s what made the record so brutal. Everyone had some sort of tension to get out just to make it the heaviest record that we could.”

Crahan, however, says that the differences were “our family’s way of growing”.

He adds: “There are probably some cats in the band that despise that someone like myself was up recording, but if you know anything about me, I don’t give a fuck what you think. I do what I want, and that’s what needed to be done.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

Slipknot re-release ‘All Hope Is Gone’ on December 7. The album will feature reimagined artwork and live bonus disk containing their 2009 headline set at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

After dropping huge comeback single ‘All Out Life‘, the Iowa metallers are currently preparing to release their sixth, as-yet-untitled full-length album.