Head inside a classic
Currently en route to becoming this week’s Number One album in the UK, the album was hailed by NME as is “an astonishing record: a roaring, horrifying delve into the guts of the band’s revulsion, a primal scream of endlessly inventive extreme metal and searing misanthropy”.
Now the drummer, who has been a member of the band since replacing Joey Jordison in 2014, has provided commentary on how the album came together by giving insight into the writing and recording of each song.
“We didn’t want the emphasis to be on the new guy, we wanted the emphasis to be on the music,” he said. . “That was what it was always about for us. We didn’t want the drama, we didn’t want the bullshit, we wanted the attention to be on the fact that we had new music coming out. And as we pushed it even further, it’s driven people so fucking crazy… Now, we’re, like, ‘We’re never gonna tell now.’ It’s really fun.”
Slipknot are set to soon announce details of 2020 UK and European tour – following the cities that they were planning to visit.