Published Oct 31, 2018Having not released a new song in four years, Slipknot have broken their silence today with the arrival of a new single.
Titled "All Out Life," the song arrives alongside a music video directed by the band's M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown). You can watch the clip in the player below.
Speaking with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio, frontman Corey Taylor confirmed that the band are at work on a new LP, telling the host that "it's going to be one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot's history; it's that good."
Of the material, Taylor explained that "it's complicated; it's dark; it's heavy; it's melodic; it's fierce; it's angry and it's real; it's raw as hell and it's gonna be talking about a lot of things that people are going to need in their life right now."
Taylor also spoke at length about "All Out Life" in a statement:
"All Out Life" is a song that is trying to do 2 things: bring everyone together, but also remind everyone that the past is not something to be discarded with disdain. People are so eager to find the Next Big Thing sometimes that they shit all over the bands and artists that have come before, thus making the past feel disposable, like a dirty thing. Fuck that: Why should we pay attention to your mediocre future when you can't be bothered to celebrate an amazing past? I'd rather listen to a guaranteed hit than a forced miss. "All Out Life" is the anthem that reminds people that it's not the date on the music — it's the staying power.
Slipknot last delivered .5: The Gray Chapter in 2014. This year, Taylor lent his vocals to an EP from Code Orange.