Get ready for Slipknot mania to strike all over again – the fearasome Iowa 9 piece are set to release new music today.
In news posted to the bands official Twitter account, a new single titled The Chapeltown Rag is due to drop today, with Corey Taylor telling Knotfest.com that inspiration for the song came from a Netflix documentry covering a set of particlarly grusome murders committed by the Yorkshire Ripper serial killer who murdered multiple women in the West Yorkshire, United Kingdom suburb Chapeltown in the late 1970s.
“The Chapeltown Rag”
New Single Out Tomorrow
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— Slipknot (@slipknot) November 4, 2021
“It’s classic Slipknot,” said Taylor, noting it was “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.”
The song is also said to have some of Taylor’s most expierimental vocalwork yet, with the frontman drawing compariosons to material off their acclaimed Vol 3: The Sublimnial Verses record.
“I just love the way that the chord progression lent itself this weird, chromatic, minor vibe to it, which I had never really done before. I played with it on ‘Vermilion‘ years ago, but I had never really given it a little more aggression,” said Taylor.
“The harmony that I created for it was just so fucking weird as well that it just gives it that slight dissonant vibe, but it’s also very, very melodic and hummable.
“Writing and pulling yourself out of trying to keep it in some sort of structure allows you to just fucking rip the scab off and let the wound be what it is. Then obviously, the big breakdown at the end where it just fucking goes off the rails is is so heavy, dude.”
‘The Chapeltown Rag is due to drop any moment, so keep your eyes peeled.