Slipknot Unleash Unnerving Video for New Song ‘The Negative One’
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On Aug. 1, Slipknot electrified the metal community with the release of ‘The Negative One.’ The new track is Slipknot’s first in six years, and to add even more excitement, Slipknot have just unleashed a music video for ‘The Negative One’ (watch above).
Despite ‘The Negative One’ acting as Slipknot’s first new song without drummer Joey Jordison or late bassist Paul Gray, Slipknot still got a monumental buzz going with a series of cryptic teasers. Gray and Jordison were integral to Slipknot’s sound, but ‘The Negative One’ proves without a doubt that the masked icons have kept their sonic inferno blistering.
Speaking to BBC Radio, vocalist Corey Taylor offered up info on ‘The Negative One.’ “People don’t know what to expect from us and that’s kinda the way we like it. The great thing is that … ‘The Negative One’ isn’t our single,” Taylor says. “That was just a gift for the fans, like we wanted them to hear a piece of the album. The single comes out in a few weeks and it’s completely different. It’s more melodic, but it’s dark, it’s powerful man, its something different, people are going to lose their minds when they hear that.”
Taylor continues, “It’s got the spirit. The thing I love is that everyone’s reactions are very, very similar. They love the fact that there’s new Slipknot out. They also love the fact that it feels like old school meets new school. Like you can feel the original craziness of the early stuff but you can tell that the evolution has happened. And that’s kind of what we were shooting for, ya know? Remember I said I wanted the album to feel like a cross between ‘Iowa’ and ‘Vol. 3′ and I think we did that. Wait till you hear the whole album, because this story is so deep and so honest and so crazy that people are going to lose their minds when they hear it.”
Slipknot’s video for ‘The Negative One,’ directed by percussionist Shawn Crahan, is creepy as hell. Mixed with dark imagery and a terrifying female character, the visual element adds to the full experience of ‘The Negative One’ much like a Marilyn Manson or Nine Inch Nails video. After weeks of Slipknot’s visual teases, we finally know where they came from.
Watch the new Slipknot video for ‘The Negative One’ above! To buy the new Slipknot track, click here.
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