SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn Crahan recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's new DVD, "Voliminal: Inside the Nine", due December 5. According to Clown, the group's relative inactivity in recent months shouldn't be a source of stress: SLIPKNOT are not down for the count — at least, not yet.
"I don't think a lot of people understand this, but we're not a normal band," Clown said. "We are the kind of band that — because of its magnitude, it's nine people — believes in taking time off between conceptual cycles. So, we just got done with a three-and-a-half-year thing, and we played over 240 shows in 34 countries, and now, we get a break from each other — a spiritual, mental, physical break. And when we get back together, it's business, man."
Clown said the band plans to regroup either in late summer or fall 2007 to begin working on new material. Clown added that a few of the SLIPKNOT dudes have been writing, "because that's always going on, because everyone in this band's so creative," and even hinted that some members might be meeting in January to work on tunes together. "We're all alive today, so things are good," he said. "Do we want to get together and make a fourth record? Why wouldn't we?"
Read more at MTV.com.
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