Slipknot To Release New Single “The Chapeltown Rag” Tomorrow

Slipknot will be releasing a new song titled “The Chapeltown Rag“ tomorrow (November 5). The band also plan to perform it live for the first time at Knotfest Los Angeles.

Corey Taylor told that the song was inspired by a violent algorithm that appeared on Netflix after he watched a documentary on Jack The Ripper:

“At that moment, everything was just kind of steering towards violence, or a history of violence. And it was just such a weird echo of social media. And the fact that social media tries to steer you towards violence or steer you towards the most toxic thing – the most toxic moment. So I looked at it from that standpoint.”

He also added:

“It’s classic Slipknot and it’s frenetic. But lyrically, it’s coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself. And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we’re all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.”

Taylor also commented on the band’s new album, saying he looked “outward” for inspiration:

“From a personal standpoint, I’m probably in the best place of my life. So it made more sense: to spin my viewpoint outward instead of inward.”

M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan also had the following to say about the effort:

“It’s way beyond Slipknot, it’s more like god music.”

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