For a while now, Maggots have been itching to hear the unreleased Slipknot album Look Outside Your Window.
For those who may not be aware, Look Outside Your Window involves material the band created during the time they were working on 2008’s All Hope Is Gone. The music associated with this unreleased record involves more experimental work and has even been noted to have somewhat of a Radiohead vibe.
This past January, Shawn “Clown” Crahan provided an update on the album, saying it could possibly be out this year; however, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has provided a more recent update. During an interview with NME, Taylor was asked about the release of Look Outside Your Window.
As far as the Slipknot singer is concerned though, the release of this album is in Clown’s hands. Here is everything that Taylor had to say about the unreleased Slipknot album:
“’Look Outside your Window’ is Clown’s baby. Slipknot is Clown’s baby. I punch a clock and then I punch out. It’s so funny, every year or two I get an email about ‘Look Outside Your Window’ and how it’s coming out. I’m just as stoked as everybody else because dude, I don’t even have a copy. I have a version from 10 years ago that I don’t even think is the same mix that they’re dealing with.
“I don’t even fucking know the songs are going on this album, that’s how out of the loop I am.
“I was a guest star on that album anyway, so your guess is as good as mine. It’s so fascinating that something that started as a demo has become the Holy Grail.
“If you only knew how that album came about and the pain it caused… I hope people dig it but I honestly hope it never gets released because there are so many expectations about it now. It’s like that Wu Tang Clan album that only whatisfuck (Martin Shkreli) has a copy of. It’s almost better to just wonder.”
How excited are you to hear Look Outside Your Window? Perhaps the latest Slipknot song, “Bone Church,” is a decent indicator of what songs on the record may sound like.