Monday, May 18, 2015

Slipknot's Jim Root about next album: "It's a work in progress"


Slipknot guitarist Jim Root was interviewed by Metal Hammer at Rock On The Range 2015. Below you can read some excerpts.

About the next album Jim Root said: "We've been just kind of jamming a little bit, doing a little bit of riff mining and stuff like that. But I think, you know, it's really hard to write while you're on the road; there's a lot of distractions and it's just hard to sink into a vibe with it. I think the more we continue to jam, we can probably get some riffs and ideas for things, but as far as full arrangements and things like that, that's gonna have to come once the touring settles down a little bit. But it's, you know... It's a work in progress."

And about the musical direction of the new album said: "Man, that's really tough. I mean, there's a couple of different ways to approach it. We could approach it like we did, say, 'Iowa' compared to the first release. Or we could approach it like kind of picking up where 'Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)' or where 'The Gray Chapter' left off. Do we go more aggro and more heavy and more death metal, or do we go more cerebral or more Pink Floyd, more kind of experimental? It's hard to say. And I think because we never know what we're gonna do is why we end up just doing what we do. And it comes off as being very organic and not contrived, and that's the case. Don't overthink what it's gotta be or what it should be or shouldn't be."