Rock outfit Slipknot have inadvertently found a unique venue to record their new album in - a haunted house.

The group have reconvened after spending the last year pursuing solo projects and while they insist their music is better than ever, they can't say the same for their surroundings.

The 1920s Hollywood Hills mansion they've hired as a studio home-from-home is full of ghosts.

Drummer JOEY JORDISON explains, "The first two weeks I was here the door to my room would open by itself every morning at nine o'clock."

And singer Corey Taylor adds, "I was doing laundry in the basement and I went into this one room. It felt like something walked through me. It freaked me out. Now I don't go in the f**king basement anymore."

30/11/2003 21:09