Their horrific costumes and dark music certainly made their mark on the early 2000s. The band announced several months ago that 2019 would likely be the year of their big comeback, but the members of Slipknot hadn't given us any more information... until now.
Next year, the band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first studio album, Slipknot, released in June 1999. In an interview with Lazer 103.3, the band's drummer, Shawn "Clown" Crahan (who can be recognized by his horror clown costume) initially remained enigmatic:
"We've been gone long enough and I think it's time people understand what's really happening, so we're putting together a little something something for the 20th anniversary."
After releasing their last album in 2014, the Iowa band seems set to appear in the studio and in concert venues once again. In the Lazer 103.3 interview, Shawn "Clown" Crahan explains:
"We made sure we made ourselves happy and making ourselves happy is we live for the song, we live for the stage, we live for the fans, we live for the art, but if it's going to be a time we can create art, record songs, write songs, jam songs, we do it."
Then, in a sudden burst of transparency, the group's drummer simply explained what had been happening in the band's lives over the last two years:
"We did ourselves a solid this time around and made sure the whole time off we could create and that's what we did. It's been awesome, and I think everybody is going to understand just how wonderful it has been the last two years to take the time off and create."
After years of absence, Slipknot's comeback will be here before too long...