Is Slipknot teasing a new album title and release date?
“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. Brian Powers, firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s the Iowa nine plotting now?
Des Moines’ thrashing metal export Slipknot took to social media Thursday to tease fans with what could be an album title and release date for the band’s anticipated sixth studio release.
The band posted to Facebook a link to wearenotyourkind.com, a reference to lyrics featured in the band’s latest single, “All Out Life.”
A desktop version of the site urges inquiring minds to visit wearenotyourkind.com on a mobile device, where it teases “8.9.2019,” a Friday. It’s not confirmed, but Slipknot’s referenced “We Are Not Your Kind” on multiple social media posts and new albums get released in the United States on Fridays, so maggots (the nickname for Slipknot fandom) could be infested with the nine’s latest full-length in August.
The website comes with a countdown to Monday morning, signaling more information could be coming soon.
Fans online immediately entered speculation, many wishing the countdown ends with a tour announcement or new music from the Grammy Award-winning metal band.
If “8.9.2019” indicates an album release, that’d put Slipknot on one of Iowa’s biggest stages the day after new music drops. The band plays Aug. 10 at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand a first for Des Moines’ best-known act. Limited tickets remain at iowastatefair.org.
From the archives: Corey Taylor is Iowa’s biggest geek. Here’s the proof.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor spoke with the Register earlier this year about the new album and anticipated homecoming.
On playing the fair, he said: “The fact that it’s damn near sold out and we’ve still got six months before it even happens? That, to me, is such the testament of the work we've put in with this band. To the legacy that we’re tried to carry with us and the fact that we’ve carried the Iowa culture with us for this long."
Read the full interview here.