Slipknot has released a brand new song called “All Out Life,” accompanied by its official music video. The track, which is the band’s first new song in four years, will appear on the upcoming follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter album, due out next year. The video clip was directed by band percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan.
Singer Corey Taylor told Apple Music about the tune’s lyrical inspiration, “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.”
He added, “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.'”
Taylor called the band’s sixth studio album “one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot’s history,” explaining, “It’s that good. It’s complicated, it’s dark, it’s heavy, it’s melodic, it’s fierce, it’s angry and it’s real, it’s raw as hell and it’s gonna be talking about a lot of things that people are going to need in their life right now.”
Taylor is still on the road with his other band, Stone Sour, but will wrap up that group’s touring cycle by the end of this year. The new Slipknot LP is expected out in early 2019, with a world tour to follow.