Alternative nu metal veterans Slipknot have just premiered a new song on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, just in time for Halloween. The track, titled “All Out Life,” will be a part of the band’s upcoming as-of-yet untitled full-length to followup their 2014 record .5: The Gray Chapter.
Frontman Corey Taylor describes the track, saying that “Everybody talks about toxic masculinity and toxic fandom these days. For me, it’s more about this toxic idea that unless something came out 10 minutes ago, it’s not any good, and that bothers me. It’s like, I love new music, but at the same time, don’t turn your back on the music that’s been. Don’t turn your back on the people that worked to make a platform for you to have a platform in the first place, so for me, it’s really about… It’s a rallying cry for everyone. It’s about all of us getting together and saying, “You know what. Let’s not talk about old. Let’s not talk about new. Let’s talk about what is. Let’s talk about what’s good, what’s real, and get behind that and start embracing things that matter because there’s history there and not just because it’s the next best thing.”
Along with the track, the band has unveiled a “gnarly” music video, directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan. “Right now is a very exciting time for Slipknot,” elaborated Crahan on both the track and the video. “We’ve been working on new music for the last two years, and ‘All Out Life’, the song and the video, is just one of many concepts in the works. It’s a fitting taste to get you to the next thing. Get ready for what’s to come. We challenge you to ‘All Out Life.'”
Check out the video below.
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