SLIPKNOT has returned with a brand new track, All Out Life. The unrelenting new track is joined by an official music video – directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan – which is streaming now on Slipknot’s official YouTube channel – watch here. All Out Life is available now at all DSPs.
SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor explained “All Out Life is a song that is trying to do 2 things: bring everyone together, but also remind everyone that the past is not something to be discarded with disdain. People are so eager to find the Next Big Thing sometimes that they shit all over the bands and artists that have come before, thus making the past feel disposable, like a dirty thing. Fuck that: why should we pay attention to your mediocre future when you can’t be bothered to celebrate an amazing past? I’d rather listen to a guaranteed hit than a forced miss. All Out Life is the anthem that reminds people that it’s not the date on the music- it’s the staying power.“
Having hinted in the press about the aggressive nature of the music coming out of the studio, Slipknot delivers All Out Life as a statement of intent. At a time when music and culture are becoming increasingly homogenized and the rough edges of creativity are purposely smoothed over, the aggression and message of All Out Life stands apart. SLIPKNOT’s Clown – aka M. Shawn Crahan – elaborated on the track: “Right now is a very exciting time for Slipknot. 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.”
The song’s presence was first alluded to weeks ago – and regularly, since – in a digital campaign for a web app Touche, which featured the tagline ‘Welcome to your all out life!’ The app made no mention of Slipknot, and was a trojan horse, ultimately, set up by the band as a commentary on the public’s willingness to hand over their privacy in exchange for worthless, temporary engagement. Some fans, as expected, rooted out the band’s involvement and took to chat rooms and forums to compare notes and revel in the campaign.
SLIPKNOT are at once popular and critically recognized, despite their unflinching and uncompromising pursuit of their art. Emerging at the back end of the 20th Century from the US midwestern town of Des Moines, IA the band’s 1999 eponymous debut album is widely regarded as a modern day classic and was honored by Metal Hammer magazine as the ‘Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.’ The release quickly racked up double RIAA platinum certification in the US, with many of SLIPKNOT’s subsequent releases achieving platinum status around the globe. To date, the band have been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards (winning in 2006 for ‘Before I Forget’), as well as scoring 13 Platinum and 44 Gold record certifications around the world, 30 million unit sales and over 2.5 billion YouTube views to date . In Australia, the band have an equally commanding position with three of their five releases achieving Platinum status, two gold and four albums debuting at the top end of the ARIA chart (Iowa #2, Volume 3 : The Subliminal Verses #2 , All Hope Is Gone #1, .5 : The Gray Chapter #1). SLIPKNOT’s fanbase is as unwavering as it is ubiquitous – the band’s last studio album, 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ debuted Top 5 in the Official Album Charts of 19 countries around the world, including Australia (#1) the US (#1), UK (#2), Japan (#1), Russia (#1) & Germany (#2).