In MASSIVE news for maggots worldwide, SLIPKNOT have released a brand new song called The Chapeltown Rag!
The Chapeltown Rag is the GRAMMY Award-winning Iowa metal icons first new music in two years.
Recorded during recent sessions for a yet-to-be-announced new album, The Chapeltown Rag barrels forward with the speed of a derailed freight train as it incisively eviscerates internet culture from the inside out with a scream of “when everything is god online….nothing is!”
The song will be performed live for the first time in less than 24 hours time as part of Slipknot's epic Knotfest livestream.
Speaking on The Chapeltown Rag vocalist Corey Taylor commented
“It’s a punisher man. It's classic Slipknot. And it's frenetic. But lyrically, it's coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself. And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we're all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.”
M.Shawn Crahan, better known as Slipknot's very own Clown gives his thoughts on The Chapeltown Rag offering
"The Chapeltown Rag’ facilitates a sort of mindset that you're going to like: it's along the barnburner side of things”
Watch the visualiser for The Chapeltown Rag below!
The release of The Chapeltown Rag has us all ready to get lit for the Knotfest stream tomorrow, although maybe not in the same way as the fans did at the Knotfest Roadshow in Arizona recently!
Just as forward-thinking as the music itself, Slipknot heralded The Chapeltown Rag with an innovative rollout throughout the week. Unbeknownst to visitors, key lyrics from The Chapeltown Rag adorned www.knotfest.com —the band’s online hub for news, community, and the official fan club OT9. When users clicked on the lyrics, they landed on www.thechapeltownrag.com.
Beckoning fans further down the rabbit hole, www.thechapeltownrag.com featured a series of nine eco-friendly NFTS minted under the user account desmoines515 and hosted on the WAX Blockchain. New digital assets were revealed daily throughout the week. When assembled, those assets granted the first look at the single artwork as well as a snippet of The Chapeltown Rag. Fans who collected all nine of the free-to-redeem tokens should stay tuned for various special redemption options and offerings throughout the next album cycle!
Pregame for this momentous Knotfest Livestream event by watching the trailer for the event followed by a video of Slipknot crushing Spit It Out live at Download in 2009.
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