After releasing their first piece of new music in six years last week, Slipknot has released the video for “The Negative One.” Directed by the band's own percussionist, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, the clip features twitching and writing female characters covered in stark make up. Several goats are shown throughout the clip, similar to the one found on the cover of 2001's “Iowa.” The video is available to watch on their website. The single is also available to purchase. The track comes from their upcoming album, which is due out sometime this fall. This single marks the band's first without Paul Gray, who died in 2010, and drummer Joey Jordison, who departed the band late last year.
Frontman Corey Taylor told The Pulse of Radio that the album is done and is now in post-production. He added “Right now we're just, we're getting the artwork together, we're getting all the other accouterments together, and it's feeling really, really good. We're just stoked, you know. Now it's like, 'Okay, we need to hurry up and get it out,' you know. So yeah, we're really excited.” The upcoming release is the long awaited follow up to 2008's “All Hope is Gone.”
While the band has yet to confirm, reports have suggested that Jay Weinberg has been recruited to play drums on the new album and tour. There are also rumors the band is no longer working with Donnie Steele, their original guitar player who has taken Gray's spot on tour since 2011. Aside from the new song, Slipknot have also announced the second edition of their Knotfest. The event will take place on October 24-26 in San Bernardino, CA. Some of the headliners include In this Moment, Of Mice & Men, Volbeat, and Atreyu among plenty of others.
To watch the new video and to buy “The Negative One” single, visit their website.