Slipknot and Dillinger Escape Plan might be forming a metal supergroup.
Slipknot guitarist #4 a.k.a.
Jim Root revealed in an interview that he’s in talks with Dillinger Escape Plan axeman Ben Weinman for a side project.
“I’ve been talking to Ben about trying to fire something up with him-Ben from Dillinger-and you know, we may or we may not,” Root told Metal Hammer .
“We’ve been talking for years about trying to do something, but our schedules never line up.” While the possibitly of a Slipknot and Dillinger Escape Plan collaboration still hangs in the air, Root confirms that he’s still “100%” focused on his own band “So, it just depends, but right now I’m still pretty 100% focused on what we’re doing with this [Slipknot.]” he explained.
“I think that needs to be reeled in.” “I think that more and more we should all be focused a little bit more on what Slipknot is and what we should be doing in Slipknot, rather than spreading ourselves thin with other, you know, projects,” he added.
“We’ve been just kind of jamming a little bit,” the guitarist said of Slipknot’s current status.
“Doing a little bit of riff-mining and stuff like that.” Root also mentioned the challenges of writing for an album while being on the road (the band is currently on their “Prepare For Hell” tour).
“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,” he shared.
“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.” Slipknot is scheduled to play at the Rock Im Park in Nuremberg, Germany on June 6.