Corey Taylor has hinted that Slipknot’s long-awaited ‘Look Outside Your Window’ album might finally arrive next year.
The quasi-mythical LP was recorded with Taylor, Sid Wilson, Jim Root and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan during the often turbulent studio sessions for Slipknot’s fourth studio album ‘All Hope Is Gone’, which was recorded in 2008.
However, since then it’s been put on the backburner and is said to be a far more experimental style, with Taylor previously describing it as having “much more of a Radiohead vibe”.
Naturally, by being stored away in the vaults for a decade-and-a-half, there have long-been rumours and whisperings among Maggots about the album’s release, in-part spurred on by members of Slipknot adding fuel to the speculative flames about when it would drop.
Clown once said it would arrive during the Christmas of 2019, but then decided they didn’t want it to interfere with their August 2019 album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’; he also said in January that it could come this year, but that hasn’t happened.
But we may now finally have the most concrete suggestion that it will be released next year.
That’s because in an interview with NME, Taylor has spoken of it arriving in 2024 – and explained how he is partly responsible for its long delay, saying:
“It’s actually funny that you bring that up. I was talking to Clown about it the other day and he goes, ‘One of the reasons it hasn’t come out is because you keep putting shit out which keeps conflicting with when I want to release it!’
“I was like, Fuck dude, why didn’t you tell me? He says, ‘Fuck, Taylor – you just got too much shit!’ It’s sounding like he’s got a release date that he can finally lock-in and I have promised him that I won’t release anything that will ruin that. I think it’s going to be next year – finally, man!”