Slipknot have returned to our ear holes with their first new song in four years, ‘All Out Life’.
The track arrives with a music video directed by the band’s M. Shawn ‘Clown’ Craha, which you can watch below.
“‘All Out Life’ is a song that is trying to do two things,” says frontman Corey Taylor.
“Bring everyone together, but also remind everyone that the past is not something to be discarded with disdain. People are so eager to find the Next Big Thing sometimes that they shit all over the bands and artists that have come before, thus making the past feel disposable, like a dirty thing.
“Fuck that: Why should we pay attention to your mediocre future when you can’t be bothered to celebrate an amazing past? I’d rather listen to a guaranteed hit than a forced miss. ‘All Out Life’ is the anthem that reminds people that it’s not the date on the music — it’s the staying power.”
‘All Out Life’ is the first new music from Slipknot since 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter, and acts as a first taste of more forthcoming material from the band.
“It’s a fitting taste to get you to the next thing. Get ready for what’s to come,” says Clown.
Stream ‘All Out Life’ in full, below.