Slipknot are up to something.
On Tuesday (2), the band launched a new website accessible through a banner on the Knotfest website reading “Read All About It If You Want To Know…” When you click through, it brings you to thechapeltownrag.com, which currently features six of a series of nine NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) with nine-second clips of previously unreleased music. Though all six have been purchased, you can still listen to the music.
The timing of these clips fits with frontman Corey Taylor’s comments about when the public would be able to hear new Slipknot music. During an interview with The Eddie Trunk Podcast in late September, he mentioned that the band was almost finished working on new music, saying,
“Actually, it’s pretty much done. I’d say it’s probably about eighty percent done. We’re finishing up some music, [and] I’ve got a couple more songs to sing. However, I will say this – don’t be surprised if in the next month or so you hear something new.” Of the music, Taylor said fans can expect a sound that’s “more of a ‘let’s bludgeon everybody and remind them why we’re still Slipknot’ kind of vibe.”
Slipknot released their latest album, We Are Not Your Kind, in 2019. The album debuted at number one in several countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, Finland & the UK. It’s their third Billboard 200 number one in a row.
The band will be finishing up their Knotfest Roadshow Tour on November 5 in Los Angeles in what Taylor has said will be an “historic” show. Support for the festival includes Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended (featuring the progeny of Taylor and percussionist M Shawn “Clown” Crahan) and more. Slipknot is then slated to appear at Welcome to Rockville on November 11. They also have a number of European and Asian festival appearances (including their own Knotfest Japan) set for spring/summer 2022.