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Interview: Thursday – “While writing this record some of us experienced an ‘adult’ loss of innocence.”

February 11th, 2009

With their fifth album, Common Existence due to hit iPods imminently, Mischa Pearlman caught up with Thursday keyboardist, Andrew Everding about the state of America and the post-hardcore legends’ role in all of it.

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First, let’s start with the new album, Common Existence. Can you talk a little about making it and the themes and ideas that inspired it?

“It took a year and a half to write and record the new album, and I don’t think any of us expected it taking this long. As much as we would have liked to write and record a record in six months and get back on the road it didn’t happen.

“Some of the themes have a sense that there might not be as much optimism in the world as we were hoping to have. While writing this record some of us experienced an ‘adult’ loss of innocence. In defence against that, we were steering the record as much as we could towards what used to inspire us the most – the spark that used to ignite us on stage.”

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Slipknot make history whilst getting US #1 album

September 4th, 2008

Slipknot All Hope Is Gone Masks Thrash Hits

Slipknot love getting the headlines and they’ve done it once again by claiming the #1 spot on Billboad Top 200 Chart in the US with All Hope Is Gone, but only after an ultra dramatic recount.

Initially, the album was announced as debuting at #2 with sales of 238,272, just 13 sales behind The Game’s 238,285-selling third album, LAX – the closest margin in SoundScan history.

Roadrunner Records requested an historic recount from SoundScan and the chart positions were reversed with Slipknot winning by 1134 albums. The final recount numbers are 239,516 for All Hope Is Gone and 238,382 for LAX sold during their first week of release. Not bad.

All Hope Is Gone only got to #2 in the UK, beaten by The Verve’s comeback album. That’s probably quite annoying, but Slipknot have been nominated for their first ever MTV Video Music Award for ‘Psychosocial’.

Watch the MTV VMA-nominated video to ‘Psychosocial’ by Slipknot

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