Slipknot Have Two Albums’ Worth of Unreleased Music, Says Jim Root
Slipknot guitarist Jim Root has said that the band have “a couple” of unreleased albums worth of material in the can and ready to go.
One of those, of course, is the mythical Look Outside Your Window, which was recorded by Corey Taylor, Root, DJ Sid Wilson, and Crahan during sessions for 2008’s All Hope is Gone. In January of 2020, Clown said Window would be released “this album cycle,” although now it seems that won’t be the case. Taylor has previously said that the eleven-track record has “a Radiohead vibe.” Only one song from the project has ever been released to the public: “‘Til We Die,” a bonus track on certain editions of AHiG (listen at the bottom of this post).
Another, presumably, is the album Slipknot are recording right now. And the rest comes from unfinished ideas from the We Are Not Your Kind era.
Speaking with Guitar Interactive Magazine, Root said of Look Outside Your Window that “We’ve been talking about putting it out since that happened and I don’t know what will ever come of that,” adding that the effort has already been mixed and mastered and is “ready to go.”
Root explained of the newer material:
“We also wrote a lot of material. When I’m home — I don’t have a wife or kids or anything like that — so I write music when I’m at home. There’s a lot of arrangements, there’s a lot of things that we didn’t have time to get to. There’s a lot of stuff that is still out there from when we did ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ lingering around. Does that make a record? I don’t think so.
“It was really hard for us to pick the songs that ended up on this record. And it was really hard to slash some of the songs out and not put them on the record, so do those contribute to something that we could do in the future? Of course. If you’re a painter, you’re constantly painting.”
While it seems that Look Outside Your Window likely won’t see the light of day any time soon, fans can at least rest assured they’ll be getting plenty of new ‘Knot music in the near future. The band are already working on new masks and are targeting a late 2021 / early 2022 release.