Slipknot are streaming “XIX” from .5: The Gray Chapter, their upcoming fifth studio album, which is due out on October 21 via Roadrunner Records. You can check out a stream of the track below. Be sure to leave us a comment with your thoughts.
The band recently debuted a music video for another song from the record, titled “The Devil In I,” which inadvertently revealed the identity of their new bassist. In an interview, frontman Corey Taylor expressed his frustration with how the internet uncovered the identity of their new bassist. “We’re keeping [the new bassist's identity] kind of on the DL,” he said, “but not really, cause somebody already pointed out the tattoos. I was like, ‘Why didn’t we make him wear gloves?’ I was so upset. I was like, we thought of all this stuff. We put the hood on him and then the mask, and it was like, ‘It’s really hot, guys,’ And then there is his tattoos for everybody [to see]. I was like, ‘Well, we missed the mark on that one.”
In case you missed it, Slipknot have already debuted the lead single from the impending LP, titled “The Negative One,” which they have also released a music video for. The effort will follow up the band's latest studio album, 2008's All Hope Is Gone. It will also be the first without bassist Paul gray, who died in 2010 of an accidental drug overdose, and drummer Joey Jordison, who was kicked out last year.