Taken from "one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot's history" – and "a cross between the first album and Iowa"
Slipknot stormed back today with their brand new song ‘All Out Life’ – as well as describing their new album as ‘one of the darkest chapters in their history’.
The masked metal icons have been at work on their new album, which looks set to drop next year. Now, after being announced to headline Download Festival 2019 alongside a number of other huge European tour dates, Slipknot announced that a new song would air today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1.
Beats then aired the thrash-heavy single ‘All Out Life.
Speaking to Zane Lowe about about the meaning of the song, frontman Corey Taylor said: “Everybody talks about toxic masculinity and toxic fandom these days, but for me it’s more about this toxic idea that unless something came out ten minutes ago then 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. It’s a rallying cry for everyone and saying ‘you know what? Let’s not talk about old, let’s not talk about new, let’s talk about what is. Let’s talk about what’s good and what’s real and get behind that’.
“Obviously I’ve been doing my thing, but [the band] just got together and started writing some of the most incredible music that I’ve ever heard. It was so good and so inspiring to me, that I just sat right down and wrote basically everything that I was feeling.
“It felt so good that when I first demoed it, we were like ‘do we need to re-track this?’ Then we decided that once we got the whole band on it, it was gonna have that live feel. That’s Slipknot.”
Taylor continued to say that while the album is not yet complete, work is progressing well.
“The album is underway, and it’s going to be one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot’s history,” said Taylor. “It’s that good. It’s complicated, it’s dark, it’s heavy, it’s heavy, it’s melodic, it’s fierce, it’s angry and it’s raw as hell. It’s going to be talking about a lot of things that people are going to need in their life.”
As for the energy of the record, Taylor said: “It kind of had a cross between the first album and ‘Iowa’. I keep telling people that this is what the kids from Iowa would have made if they’d matured. It’s a step from that.”
This comes after the band shared a Tweet from the account ‘Touche’, which fans are now speculating is a fake Halloween costume company set up by the band to launch the new single.
Here are some other creepy and typically Slipknot tweets from the account. Many of the masks shared appear to relate to members of the band.
As for the new album, Taylor has said that it could be the band’s most mature to date. Speaking to Resurrection Fest TV, he explained that the band currently have demoed 20 songs that are “really, really good” and are currently working on which tracks will appear on the album.
“However, the way we’re talking right now, we’re trying to find ways that everyone can hear all the songs,” he explained. “So we’ll put the album out, and then maybe we’ll release something after that.
“It’s something that we’re really trying to think of — giving the audience more, giving the fans more of us. But it’s gotta make sense — it’s gotta be Slipknot. It can’t just be something that throw out there because we can; it’s gotta have art, it’s gotta have content, it’s gotta have passion to it.”