Slipknot has given fans the best Halloween treat. The metal outfit has just released a new song called “All Out Life.” The track premiered earlier today on Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 Apple Music. It’s taken from their upcoming follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter, which is due next year.
They also released the accompanying music video for the song directed by Shawn “Clown” Crahan. The clip features a busload of people wearing bloodied skeleton masks while donning white Slipknot jumpsuits. They head into a dark warehouse for a creepy ritual with mysterious figures in black looking over them. Watch the video below.
Speaking about the lyrical content, frontman Corey Taylor told Lowe:
“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. It’s, like, I love new music, but at the same time, don’t turn your back on the music that’s been. Don’t turn your back on the people that worked to make a platform for you to have a platform in the first place, so for me, it’s really about … It’s a rallying cry for everyone.”
He went on to say the new album is “underway” and will be “one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot’s history. It’s that good.”
Last week, Slipknot announced 2019 European tour dates, which include stops at festivals like Download, VOA Heavy Rock Fest, Rock Am Ring, and Mystic Festival to name a few. They’ll also headline the Iowa State Fair in their hometown of Des Moines on August 10, 2019. Find all their tour dates here.
“All Out Life” Artwork: