SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Discusses THE BLACK DOTS OF DEATH Project In New Audio Interview

April 18, 2011

David "Gus" Griesinger of conducted an interview with M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan — best known as one of the founding members of SLIPKNOT. You can now listen to the chat below.

ShockHound has posted a six-minute video clip (see below) in which M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan introduces his new project THE BLACK DOTS OF DEATH.

While TO MY SURPRISE and DIRTY LITTLE RABBITS paid homage to Clown's musical upbringing on classic rock and pop, SLIPKNOT fans are more likely to embrace THE BLACK DOTS OF DEATH. The band's debut album, "Ever Since We Were Children", was released March 29 through Sopra Evil/Rocket Science Ventures. There is a familiar dark theme and ominous sound pulsing through the album, which will be instantly recognized by SLIPKNOT fans.

THE BLACK DOTS OF DEATH has allowed Clown to combine art with his music at a new level. The cover art of the album features a baby doll head, and expanding on that, Clown was offering custom baby doll heads in a very limited series — personally painting and defacing each head, making it a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Other items in CD bundles included an original song composed by THE BLACK DOTS OF DEATH, autographed 8x10s, t-shirts, hoodies, shot glasses and more.

Crahan recently told The Pulse Of Radio that he put music aside for a while after SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray's death to focus on another passion. "What I've been doing is I've been just shooting photography nonstop, day in, day out, and it's kind of my safety blanket, you know," he said. "Like, if I can't explain my feelings, I grab my camera and I go outside and I find my feelings. You know, I put 'em on film and then I treat 'em and I look at it and I say, 'Well, that's how I feel.'" interview:

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