Hard rock band Slipknot will be re-releasing their 2008 All Hope Is Gone album in celebration of its upcoming 10th anniversary. The 12-track LP initially arrived back on August 20, 2008, and became their first studio effort to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s album sales chart in the U.S. upon its release. The band has only released one other studio album since then with 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter. The album's hard-hitting title track can be heard in full above.
Details of the upcoming reissue haven’t been officially announced by the band as of Monday, as the news was initially revealed by Slipknot drummer Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan in a recent interview promoting the upcoming opening of their Slaughterhouse haunted house.
“I’m in a band and I can’t stand that,” Crahan told the Des Moines Register in relation to the metal band’s prior views on corporate album anniversary projects. “But now, I’m like ‘wow.’ For instance, I’m working for ‘All Hope Is Gone,’ …and what I’m doing is I’m using the stuff I would’ve never approved.”
According to NME, the band had written and tracked additional songs during the All Hope Is Gone sessions, which became known by some in the Slipknot community as the “Studio B recordings.” Fans should be optimistic that some of said demos and recordings will finally see the light of day when the reissue comes out presumably sometime this fall.
“We still have a lot of time left of this year,” Crahan added. “We’re still off. It’s gonna be a minute for new music and new stuff. But … I’m here. So keep your eyes and ears open.”
The band will be appearing at Goldenvoice’s Strange 80s II concert event in Los Angeles next month alongside members of The Offspring, No Doubt, Fall Out Boy, Sum 41, Eagles of Death Metal and many more. Slipknot is also preparing for the opening of their 10,000 square-foot Slaughterhouse which kicks off on Oct. 5 in Des Moines. Slaughterhouse will reportedly provide daring guests with imagery, music and characters from Slipknot’s creative world with 40-50 actors set to help bring the band’s “iconology, lore and culture” to life throughout the month of October leading up to Halloween.