Last week, Slipknot released their compilation, Antennas to Hell , which includes 19 career-spanning tracks and a new mix of “My Plague” as well as live versions of “The Heretic Anthem” and “Purity.”
While some may be inclined to call this a greatest hits album -- which usually means that a band is at the end of their career -- percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan says that the band is far from being finished making new music. “We’re not ending a period of our career and we’re not going on to a new beginning,” Crahan tells ABC News Radio. “There will always be nine and that’s the way it is. It’s just another piece of art to give to the kids.”
In addition, the three-disc version of the album includes a live CD, (sic)nesses: Live at the Download Festival 2009, and a 10-part Broadcast from Hell video series created by Crahan. The percussionist added that it was important to give fans lots of unique extras as part of the release.
“I guess we [released Antennas to Hell ] because…we’ve been gone for a minute as far as music goes and it just made sense as long as there could be other things added to it,” he explains. “I mean if someone were to come up to me and said ‘Hey we’re gonna just do a freaking greatest hits thing’ I would’ve put my foot through the wall or head-butted somebody.”
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