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Clown on Slipknot Album: "There's Another 15 Songs That Didn't Make the Cut"

Founding percussionist talks stockpile of leftovers from 'We Are Not Your Kind'
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Shawn "Clown" Crahan

Slipknot percussionist and founding member Shawn "Clown" Crahan recently talked to Kerrang! about the whittling-down process behind the final track list for the Iowa juggernaut's forthcoming full-length, We Are Not Your Kind. Explaining the band didn't initially know what songs would make it on the record ("no one does") throughout the intense writing process, Clown revealed that there's "another 15 songs that didn't make it on the record," including "seven or eight" completed pieces that ended up on the cutting-room floor.

When pressed on whether fans can expect to hear those lost songs, Clown was less direct. He described how artists go about determining the makeup of an LP, explaining that the band "basically [had to] decide which ones of those records can make up a thought process known as We Are Not Your Kind."

The We Are Your Not Your Kind leftovers are hardly the only unreleased Slipknot songs that are currently sitting in a vault somewhere. The band notably also has nearly a whole album's worth of material that didn't make the cut from the All Hope Is Gone sessions. Most of this was produced in "experimental" and "cerebral" sessions spearheaded by Clown and guitarist Jim Root. "It was fun," Root told Revolver in our cover story around the album, "and Clown and I were able to do things like record frogs and then write a song around the way the frogs sound. We put Corey down in a well and had him sing and it sounds like he's in a cavern."

Slipknot's We Are Your Not Your Kind — the band's sixth studio album — is set to drop in just over a week on August 9th. The Nine are currently headlining the first-ever Knotfest Roadshow alongside Behemoth, Gojira and Volbeat. see the upcoming itinerary below.

Knotfest Roadshow tour dates:
Fri Jul 26 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 27 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Thu Aug 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 3 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sun Aug 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Tue Aug 6 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Thu Aug 8 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Aug 10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fairgrounds*
Sun Aug 11 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Mon Aug 12 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Aug 14 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Fri Aug 16 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sat Aug 17 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sun Aug 18 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 20 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Wed Aug 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri Aug 23 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Sat Aug 24 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun Aug 25 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 27 - Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Wed Aug 28 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Aug 30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Aug 31 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Sun Sep 1 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Tue Sep 3 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 4 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 6 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sat Sep 7 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun Sep 8 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only