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Slipknot announce new album, We Are Not Your Kind

By | Published on Friday 17 May 2019


Slipknot have announced that they will release their sixth studio album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, later this summer – the follow-up to 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’. Along with that news, they’ve put out new single ‘Unsainted’.

“This is the most time we’ve had to write a record and work stuff out together”, says guitarist Jim Root of the new long player. “One of my inspirations this time around was those artists that recorded full length albums – not just songs”.

That doesn’t really tell us much, does it? Anyway, he notes: “While the industry is moving toward singles, Slipknot wanted to make an album experience, front to back”.

Continuing with the theme of moving against instant gratification, percussionist Shawn Crahan adds: “These days the art we are making comes with the highest reward, because it’s taken the most time. Almost four years to create this emotion and temperature, and the reward now is nothing short of salvation”.

Now back in full action though, they’re going to gratify you all to fuck. Tour dates loom, including a UK show at Download Festival on 15 Jun. If you can’t get along to see them tear a hole out of a nearby venue, they will also be live-streaming a full performance from Germany’s Rock Am Ring festival on 9 Jun.

‘We Are Not Your Kind’ is out on 9 Aug. Here’s the video for ‘Unsainted’: