Slipknot’s Clown Releases Two New Solo Tracks

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It’s been a busy year for Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan. Only recently, the demonic harlequin discussed the band’s upcoming new album, revealing that Slipknot would be leaving longtime label Roadrunner Records after its release.  Now, Clown has dropped two new solo tracks, which you can hear below.

Anyone who’s familiar with Clown’s work outside of Slipknot will be unsurprised to hear that these songs sound, well, nothing like Slipknot. The first, “Brainwash Love – Death Inside” is a twinkly sort of chiptune track, like the backing music to some very conceptual ’90s scrolling SNES game. The second, “Live Your Life,” is more of a subliminal soundscape, that perhaps could be a Slipknot interlude track due to its rhythmic and creepy use of samples throughout. Both songs offer an interesting peek inside the mind of one of metal’s weirdest creative forces.

Here’s “Brainwash Love – Death Inside:”

And here’s “Live Your Life:”

Fans can catch Slipknot live at one of their upcoming U.S. tour dates listed below:

9/25 – Des Moines, IA – National Balloon Classic Field*
9/28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/29 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
10/1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
10/2 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/3 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
10/5 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse
10/8 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
10/9 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
10/10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
10/12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
10/13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/15 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
10/17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10/19 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/22 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
10/23 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/24 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Oct. 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/28 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/29 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**
10/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
10/1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion



Words by Chris Krovatin