Listen to 'All Out Life,' the ferocious new song from Slipknot
“This place is my life,” Slipknot co-founder and percussionist Shawn Crahan, or Clown as he is known on stage, said as he announced that the band will be playing at the fair for the first time next summer. The Des Moines Register
This year's Halloween now comes with a full-throttle dose of Iowa-grown brutality.
Des Moines' own macabre metal nontet Slipknot unveiled Thursday "All Out Life," the band's first release in four years. The song comes accompanied by a video directed by Slipknot co-founder and percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor discussed "All Out Life" with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1, calling the band's upcoming album "one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot’s history; it’s that good.”
The song delivers a two-fold message, Taylor explained in a press statement: "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 s--- all over the bands and artists that have come before, thus making the past feel disposable, like a dirty thing. (Expletive) 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."
Watch the video below.
Slipknot unveiled earlier this month plans to bring its head-spinning show Aug. 10 to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand — the group's first appearance at the long-running summer tradition. Tickets to the show go on sale Friday via etix.com.
The song comes on the final day of the Slaughterhouse in Des Moines, a Slipknot-themed haunted house embracing the band's music, imagery and iconology. Members of the group appeared at the haunt for VIP tours, meet-and-greets and hometown tours with fans.