For a few years now, many Slipknot fans have been craving to hear the band’s unreleased and lost album, Look Outside Your Window. For those unfamiliar, Look Outside Your Window involves material Slipknot 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.
In a new interview with NME, Corey Taylor was asked when we might be able to finally hear this record; back in January, Shawn “Clown” Crahan said the record may be out in 2023, but so far, it hasn’t been released.
In regard to Look Outside Your Window, Taylor not only shares when he thinks the record will come out, but he also shares a little about why its release has been held up.
Per Corey Taylor:
“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!”
The Slipknot frontman goes on to add:
“I just went back and listened to all that stuff and it’s so dope and so different. People going into this thinking it sounds like ‘Slipknot’ Slipknot are so wrong. It doesn’t sound like anything Slipknot have ever done, that’s why it’s its own thing. To me, it really is the long-lost album. The music is so beautiful, it probably has some of my favourite melodies that I’ve done, and people are really going to dig it. Clown did a really good job.”
How excited are you to finally hear Look Outside Your Window? What sort of expectations do you have for the album?