Den Headz, SLIPKNOT’s fifth album will be titled “.5: The Gray Chapter” and will be made available on October 21 via Roadrunner. The CD will include 14 songs, plus two bonus tracks for the deluxe edition.
“.5: The Gray Chapter” track listing:
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)
You can see the cover artwork above.
“The Devil In I”, the official first single from “.5: The Gray Chapter”. The disc follows up 2008’s “All Hope Is Gone” and is the band’s first without founding bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010, and drummer Joey Jordison, who was let go late last year.
“The Devil In I” is more melodic and features cleaner vocals from frontman Corey Taylor, who told The Pulse Of Radio what the song is about. “‘The Devil In I’ is really about the war inside yourself,” he said. “Trying not to give into defeatism, trying not to give into negativity, trying not to give up basically. It’s a struggle. It’s one of the hardest thing you can do, is to give in to that side of yourself.”
SLIPKNOT announced in December 2013 that it had parted ways with Jordison. The band has not disclosed the reasons for Jordison’s exit, although the drummer issued a statement in January saying that he did not quit the group.
The video for “The Negative One”, was directed by SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, who has directed most of the band’s music videos and concert documentaries.
The second edition of SLIPKNOT’s Knotfest event will take place on October 24-26 in San Bernardino, California. More than two dozen other acts will join the headliners, including FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, OF MICE & MEN, IN THIS MOMENT, HELLYEAH and ATREYU.