Slipknot’s New Album Is “Evil” And “Ridiculous”
We’ve been getting a lot of hints lately as to what Slipknot’s new album might be like – not just through lead single All Out Life, but via blood-covered drum photos, hints at personal subject matter, and a hell of a lot of excitement from the band members.
Now, frontman Corey Taylor has teased that the follow-up to .5: The Gray Chapter is going to be “evil” and “ridiculous” in a new interview with The Des Moines Register.
Even more interestingly, he suggests that the epic All Out Life isn’t “nearly as dark and vicious as the rest of the stuff that we have that we’re working on.”
The musician adds that depression and a divorce have been incredibly impactful driving factors in his writing process, and will inevitably seep into the record, too.
“All I was doing was giving and I found myself absolutely, completely tapped,” Corey says of what he’s been through these past few years. “You could see it in my skin. You could see it in my eyes. That’s basically the journey I’m going to take people on this album… show them what happens to depression when you have no chemicals to fall back on.
“It’s a pretty dark ride.”
Sounds very intense.
In other ’Knot news, the Iowa titans recently uploaded their 1999 Welcome To Our Neighborhood documentary to YouTube.
The 28-minute home video-style release – their first-ever film, released on November 9, 1999 by Roadrunner Records and later rereleased on DVD in 2003 – is a compilation of iconic live footage (Surfacing, Wait And Bleed, Scissors), as well as interviews, conceptual images and a music video for Spit It Out.
If you haven’t already seen it before (or even if you have and just want a refresh at the early beginnings of one of metal’s all-time greatest bands), stick it in your eyes now.
Catch Slipknot at one of the below shows this year. Get your UK tickets now.
7-8 Hyvinkää Rockfest
7-9 Nuremberg Rock Im Park
7-9 Nürburg Rock Am Ring
13-15 Nickelsdorf Novarock
13-16 Interlaken Greenfield
14-16 Derby Download Festival
17 Leipzig Arena
18 Hannover TUI Arena
19-22 Copenhagen CopenHell
21-23 Dessel Graspop
25-26 Krakow Mystic Festival
27 Bologna Sonic Park
28-30 Madrid Download Festival
1 Nîmes Amphitheatre
3-6 Lisbon VOA
4-5 Viveiro Resurrection Fest
Slipknot have announced an “immersive exhibit” that will be available to attend on their Knotfest Roadshow North America tour.
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