Slipknot is back with the third video for the third single from their massively successful fifth album .5: The Grey Chapter. The song is called “Killpop” and is (with a few choice censoring beeps) a radio friendly slice of pop metal perfection. The video is not terribly original in its “creepy girls contorting in ominous warehouse ruins” theme, but does fit nicely in the Slipknot canon.
In related news, Slipknot has announced that its massive, weekend-long metal festival Knotfest will return for the second straight year to San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernadino, California. Knotfest will take place October 23-25 and tickets go on sale Monday June 29th. No word on the lineup yet, but if it’s as good as last year it will be a must see.
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter MP3 | CD | Vinyl
Release Date: October 21, 2014
These past six years have been a rocky ride for both Slipknot and their fans. When the band released their last record, All Hope Is Gone, in 2008, it was met with mixed reactions. Many of the band’s long-time fans felt the album ventured a bit too far into Stone Sour territory — That’s the other band that singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root were in: a band that specializes in more lighter, radio-friendly, hard rock fare. Many of the tracks from All Hope Is Gone would not sound out of place on a Stone Sour record. On the other hand, the album was a huge success and garnered Slipknot hordes of new fans and saw them continuing to be a massive concert draw throughout the album’s tour cycle.
We are finally getting the first look at the new masks of the members of Slipknot, which will see the new drummer and bassist wearing the same design. The video for the second single from Slipknot’s highly anticipated fifth album, .5: The Gray Chapter, premiered this morning. “The Devil In I” clip marks the first time in advance of the album that we have seen the band members, who are known to alter their look between every release.
Watch the official video for “The Devil In I” here below.
In an update to yesterday’s story about Slipknot quietly releasing the first “official” single from their new album, Geeks of Doom we noticed that iTunes posted a pre-order link for the new album over the weekend which reveals what the band has been tight-lipped about: the album’s title and the full track listing.
Click the screenshot below to view the pre-order page.