Corey Taylor has weighed in on the content of the upcoming album of Slipknot outtakes, revealing it sounds nothing like the band fans are used to.

For many years now, there has been rumours of an unreleased album from Slipknot members seeing the light of day.

Discussed by percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan last year, the rocker revealed that he Jim Root, Corey Taylor, and Sid Wilson all hit up a seperate studio during the recording of 2008’s All Hope Is Gone to let off some steam and work on some more experimental music.

While one of these songs – ‘Til We Die’ – appeared on a special edition of the album, the rest have gone unheard since then.

Although fans have known this as the secret Look Outside Your Window album, Corey Taylor revealed back in 2011 that the record could soon see the light of day within the year, before Clown revealed last week that the band will finally release it during the band’s current album cycle.

“It’s never been about just getting it out,” he explained. “It needs to be out when it’s right and by coming out during this album cycle people will even understand more what we’re doing on this album and what first led to it.”

Now, in a recent interview with Eddie Trunk of SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation (via Blabbermouth), Taylor has given us an insight into what this “secret” album will sound like when we finally hear it.

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“We’ve been trying to find a way to release those songs for God knows how long,” Corey Taylor began. “We had two different studios going on. And one group of guys was recording what ended up becoming Look Outside Your Window, and then the bulk of the band was making All Hope Is Gone.

“The stuff from Look Outside Your Window is really, really — I mean, there’s no real way to describe it. It’s experimental, but it’s super vibey, super melodic. It’s really good. It’s hard to explain.

“There’s something about those songs. They’re very solemn, very energetic, very artistic. For people who are used to a certain way of Slipknot sounding, this doesn’t sound anything like that. It’s much more of a rock vibe. Honestly, it’s much more of a Radiohead vibe, to be honest.”

As Taylor continued, he revealed that both of the records somewhat complemented each other, with songs from both albums being trialled together before the “emotional rifts” between the group saw the two projects separated once again.

“We’ve been trying to find a way to release this for a really long time. And I think Clown has figured out a way to do it,” Taylor noted.

“So I guess that’s gonna see the light of day, but they keep threatening to do that every couple of years, so I’m not really sure… When it comes out, I’ll be, like, ‘Okay, cool. It’s out now.’

“And I’d love for people to hear it. It’s got some of my best writing, some of my best singing on it. I think people will really, really dig it. But, like I said, it doesn’t really sound like the Slipknot that people are used to. It’s a lot more in the vein of the more melodic stuff on this album.

“I think there’s a large percentage of the fans who will actually really, really dig it. Obviously, the people who are into the heavier stuff probably won’t get it at first — they might dig it later.”

Check out ‘Til We Die’ by Slipknot:

Touching upon why it is that the record hasn’t been released for over a decade, Corey Taylor noted that things of this matter are left up to Clown, who is responsible for knowing the right time to release the material.

“Once you spend more time with Clown, you realise that the wizard is always trying to figure out the right time for everything. And I respect him for that, man — that’s the artist in him.

“Honestly, he’s been our secret weapon since Day One. The reason that everything sounds as interesting as it does, looks as cool — all of the artwork — is all because of him. And I don’t think anybody in the band really gives him enough credit. So I’m gonna do my very best to make sure that he gets all that credit.

“For him, this Look Outside Your Window album was really his baby. He spent a lot of time and he put a lot of emotion into that album. And it’ll be really cool to see people finally get to hear it.”

In related news, Slipknot recently dropped their new album – We Are Not Your Kind – earlier this month. The band are also set to hit up Australian shores later this year, when they accompany Metallica on the long-awaited Aussie leg of their WorldWired tour.

Check out ‘Solway Firth’ by Slipknot:

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Metallica’s WorldWired Australia Tour 2019

With special guests Slipknot

Thursday, October 17th
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA

Sunday, October 20th
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA

Tuesday October 22nd (Sold Out)
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday October 24th
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday October 26th
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW

Tuesday, October 29th
QSAC, Brisbane, QLD

Thursday, October 31st (Sold Out)
Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ

Saturday, November 2nd 
Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ

Tickets available through Live Nation

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