Tracy Ung of UC Irvine’s New University Newspaper caught up with Slipknot guitarist James Root who talked about the band’s fans having high hopes for the new album, which saw the group live and work in the same place for four months. “When you’re living in the same place that you’re recording, you really get a chance to experiment and do things that you wouldn’t normally get to do in a studio,” Root said. “Usually when you’re in a studio you show up and you’re staying somewhere else. You’re at the studio from ‘X’ time to ‘X’ time. With us being at a studio 24 hours a day for 7 days a week—if it’s 4 in the morning and you’ve got an idea you can find some way to record it somehow. We even walked around the place with a recorder. There’s so much stuff that we’ve recorded there that isn’t necessarily going to be on the new album and some of it is going to be on the new album—whether it be something linking a couple songs together or something hidden in the back of a song. It was like a recording Disneyland there.”
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