Slipknot have unveiled the latest track to be taken from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, titled Custer. The track, which follows the release of previous Gray Chapter single The Devil In I and advance track The Negative One, is a propulsive stomp, which harkens to the band’s early output.
Readers can check out a stream of the new track below. Custer opens with the band members discussing the rhythm of the song before a monologue from frontman Corey Taylor, who says in his best radio-announcer voice, “Half alive and stark raving free to malign for encroaching on the purpose of this commercial free interruption. Due to the prolific nature of this statement, listener aggression is advised.”
Fans headed to Soundwave next year can most likely expect the track in the band’s setlists, with guitarist Jim Root telling Music Feeds that the band will start airing their new material during their performances at Knotfest, which we recently found out will be marked by the aroma of camel dung.
Slipknot’s .5: The Gray Chapter is slated for release Friday, 17th October.
Listen: Slipknot – Custer
Photos: Slipknot – Soundwave 2012 Sydney, 26/02/2012
Photos by Olivia Hadisaputra
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.5: The Gray Chapter Tracklist
04. The Devil In I
10. The One That Kills The Least
12. Be Prepared For Hell
13. The Negative One
14. If Rain Is What You Want
15. Override (Bonus Track)
16. The Burden (Bonus Track)