As Slipknot continue to build hype around their new record, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, due to be released in August of this year, the band seem to be storming through their touring schedule to nothing but praise and admiration from fans and the press.

After what has been a rough start to the year with the band facing legal issues from a former member, and Clown suffering a tragic loss, it’s no surprise they have plenty of anger and energy to project on stage.

That was a place in time...a snapshot of who we were
- Jim Root

As we all try to get as much information as possible from the band about the new record, naturally, many are wondering if the new record will be in any way comparable to IOWA.

Jim Root spoke to Kerrang! Magazine at this years Download Festival 2019 to shed some light on what we can expect from the highly anticipated release.

“I would never in a million years compare anything we’ve done to anything we’re previously done. I don’t believe in it, I think it’s bad, because you could say ‘oh we’re gonna write the heaviest album of all time or we’re going to write an album that sounds like IOWA’...even if we set out to try to do so it would never compare, we’re not those people anymore, we’re not that band anymore”

Root continues: “That was a place in time...a snapshot of who we were at that time and to try to recreate that, I think it would be contrived and our fans would see right through it. And even if it was a great...really heavy aggressive organic record like that the comparison just wouldn’t match up. I like to look at everything as an evolution.”

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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