Slipknot released .5: The Gray Chapter four years ago this month. Perhaps aware of that anniversary, the masked metalheads from the Midwest premiere new song “All Out Life” today via Beats 1 on Apple Music, and vocalist Corey Taylor tells Zane Lowe the track’s a testament to tunes that have stood the test of time. Listen to the new song below.
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Asked about the meaning of “All Out Life,” Taylor says, “Everybody talks about toxic masculinity and toxic fandom these days. For me, it’s more about this toxic idea that unless something came out 10 minutes ago, it’s not any good, and that bothers me. … I love new music, but at the same time, don’t turn your back on the music that’s been.”
That quote should stoke further excitement for Slipknot fans who’ve been patiently waiting for a new record from the band. And the vocalist assures heavy music lovers everywhere that the album will be one of the darkest in Slipknot’s catalog.
“The album is underway,” he says, “and it’s going to be one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot’s history, it’s that good. 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.”
See Slipknot’s upcoming tour dates after the song and videos:
Taylor also credits his bandmates in Slipknot for their hard work on the new track:
“I’ve gotta give credit to Jim, Clown, Alex, Jay, like all the guys, man. They… because obviously I’ve been doing my thing, they got together and they just started writing some of the most incredible music that I’ve ever heard. I mean, it’s so good and it was so inspiring to me that I just… I sat right down and wrote. I just… basically, first pass, wrote everything that I was feeling. We went ahead and we retracked and we were actually able to beat the demo, which for us is pretty gnarly, dude.”
What do you think of the surprise new Slipknot song? Is it everything you hoped it would be? Are you super-stoked for a new Slipknot album coming in 2019? Get “All Out Life” on your choice of streaming or purchase platform right here.
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