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“Clown” Took Drummer To Paul's Grave
“Clown” Took New Drummer To Paul Gray’s Grave To Pay His Respects
COREY TAYLOR On 'Gray Chapter' Artwork
COREY TAYLOR On 'Gray Chapter' Artwork: 'The Minute I Saw That Image, I Knew That It Was The Cover'
Slipknot Premiere New Track “SKEPTIC"
Slipknot Premiere New Track “SKEPTIC"
Camel Dung Blocked By County Officials
Slipknot’s Plans To Burn Camel Dung At This Month’s ‘Knotfest’ Blocked By County Officials



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Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan gave a revealing interview to Rollingstone.com about the difficult road to their soon-to-be-released new album, “.5: The Gray Chapter“. Crahan revealed that the album’s opening cut “XIX” drove him to tears:

“I don’t usually let people see me cry. It’s too hard. But when I heard what Corey Taylor sang on the song ‘XIX,’ I cried and cried and cried. It hurt so bad.”

Crahan also revealed that the bands new drummer—reportedly Jay Weinberg—went through an initiation of sorts at the hands of the band. Crahan flew him to Des Moines, IA to the grave of the bands late bassist Paul Gray, stating:

“I made him pay his respects and say hello. I told him what we’re gonna do, and we got on a fucking plane and flew to fucking L.A.”

Both Crahan and fellow percussionist Chris Fehn also spent a good time standing in front of the drummer, yelling and flipping him off as he played to initiate him into the outfit. Taylor in particular stated that the process of making the album and the adversity they faced making it has made them more appreciate of each other:

“When we were younger, we took each other for granted. We didn’t allow ourselves to – for want of a better word – love each other. We loved what we did together, but we didn’t allow ourselves to appreciate each other for who we are individually. We learned the hard way that you can paint yourself right out of a picture, if you’re not family. I think that’s the biggest way that we’ve changed. We’ve started listening instead of screaming. We’ve started reaching out and showing appreciation for each other, whereas before we might have been a little too proud, a little too stubborn. Losing Paul shook us to or foundations, but luckily that foundation held. We didn’t realize we were taking our time with Paul for granted. I’ll be damned if I do it with these guys.”

.5: The Gray Chapter” is due in stores October 21st on Roadrunner Recorders.
Pre-Order the brand new album now from 
iTunes / Amazon.com

 
 
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SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that when he first saw the image that became the cover artwork for the band's long-awaited fifth album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", he was "so blown away" that he immediately knew SLIPKNOT had found what it was looking for.

The ".5: The Gray Chapter" was designed by M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, who is the percussionist and founding member of SLIPKNOT. Crahan is also the art director for SLIPKNOT and directed their DVDs, "Disasterpieces", "Voliminal: Inside The Nine", "Of The (sic)", and "(sic)nesses: Live at Download". He has been the creative vision behind the band since their inception.

"The minute I saw that image, I knew that it was the cover," Taylor told Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF, "because the great thing about Clown is that… He does all the artwork for us, he comes up with so much of the concepts, and he's really never gotten the amount of credit that I think he deserves. So when he came in, he had some of this fantastic artwork, I was so blown away. But that one image was so striking, and I think it told so many different stories just in that one image. Because it's black and white, but if you look at it, there's so much gray in it without the color gray even being there. I just knew that was our moment, that was our image, that's what we were gonna put up and hold up to the world and say, 'This is our album.' I just knew that was it."

 
 
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Slipknot‘s sequential streaming of tracks from their new album “.5: The Gray Chapter” continues with a posting of “SKEPTIC” from the outing. Next Tuesday, October 21st, will see the release of the album itself.

You can check out “SKEPTIC”  below. 



SKEPTIC Lyrics


Pissed!


I only want our fate, commit the rape
Do we get a little taste? That's unique
They love my taint, know what I made
Him - achievement on a Sunday
You were the gift, you were a gift
But there's a way - it's the god damned dead
Nothing and a curse, you made it work
The universe is so much smaller


Vengeance, bastards, different, why?
Why do the living decreed?
And our hero, martyr, missonary
God - he was the best of us


The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you


Never be the same, I want the blame
To be a sign of the guiltiest one
It can't be done, because the son
Was a victim of your best sin
I'm so fucking pissed at all of this
You gotta know that you are sorely missed
Eight becomes a wheel, they hope you heal
They make you feel like they broke it better


[?], brother, scapegoat, why?
Why did we only get this day?
Fighter, icon, chanting
God - stop taking the best of us


I won't let you disappear
I will keep your soul alive if I can't have you here
It's no grim made heaven shield[?]
I'm lunatic, set in stones

But the world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you
The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you


Skeptic (x6)

Where am I supposed to begin?
I'm killing for this god while I'm dead
Feed the meat to ripping machine
Where living is a way to be sane

God - are we alone? (x4)
God - we're not alone


I can't let you disappear
I will keep your soul alive if I can't have you heal
We were meant to be the gates
Rule the masses, run the risk
And keep our systems clean
It's your remake, heaven's shroud[?]
For lunatics that starve

But the world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you
The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you


The world will never see (will never see)
Another crazy motherfucker like you (like you)
Like you (like you)
Like you

 
 
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A report over at TMZ.com has word that county fire officials have shutdown Slipknot‘s plans to burn camel dung at this years US ‘Knotfest‘. However, the report doesn’t cite the burning feces as the main problem, but rather the oil—though both are considered a public nuisance.

While the original press release did state that burning camel dung and oil would become ‘the scent of Knotfest‘—band percussionist/originator of the idea, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, was quick to correct the press release, stating that oil was not involved.

A representative for the ‘Knotfest‘ has told TMZ that they are currently exploring other avenues to fulfill their aromatic plans. The festival will be held at the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA from October 24th-26th.

 
 
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Slipknot‘s sequential streaming of tracks from their new album “.5: The Gray Chapter” continues with a posting of “Killpop” from the outing. Next Tuesday, October 21st, will see the release of the album itself.

You can check out “KILLPOP”  below. 



KILLPOP Lyrics

She's sticking needles in her skin
I turn with another grin
Her canvas doesn't leave a lot - to fantasy

But her peace of mind - can't stay inside the lines
It's so confusing, the methods that she's using
She knows she shouldn't leave a mark - that I can see

Will she ever find, wondering of a kind
It's cold and lonely, but that's because she told me
Lost inside her dirty world
No one hurts this pretty girl but her

LOVE, SHE'S BEAUTIFUL
A LITTLE BETTER THAN HER MIND DEFERS
YOU ARE NOT INSIDE
PLEASE TELL ME SHE WON'T CHANGE


Maybe I should let her go
But only when she loves me
(She loves me)

How can I just let her go?
Not until she loves me
(She loves me)

She's drowning in herself again
My god, what a lovely sin
I guess there's nothing left to do
But have my way

She can feel it's right
So she doesn't close her eyes
She smiles and answers
It doesn't seem to matter

Lost inside my dirty head
Something tells me I'm the one who's kept

LOUD, SO VOLATILE
A LITTLE BETTER THAN HER MIND DEFILED
WHO I NEED TO BE
PLEASE TELL ME SHE WON'T CHANGE


Maybe I should let her go
But only when she loves me
(She loves me)

How can I just let her go?
Not until she loves me
(She loves me)



WE WERE MENT TO BE TOGETHER
NOW DIE AND FUCKING LOVE ME


WE WERE MENT TO BE TOGETHER
NOW DIE AND FUCKING LOVE ME


DIE AND FUCKING LOVE ME
DIE AND FUCKING LOVE ME
DIE AND FUCKING LOVE ME 

 
 
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Slipknot Premiere New Track “AOV"

posted on 15 Oct 2014

It seems as though Slipknot is slowly streaming the entirety of their upcoming record .5: The Gray Chapter
You can check out “AOV”  below. 



AOV - Approaching Original Violence Lyrics
 

Black
Dirty thief
In the grease
Was the proof too good to be believed?
Is the cunt
With the dumb
Who belongs on broken knees?


So far it occurs to me
That everybody in the world is afraid of me
Just one more cent and down we go
Now that the news is out
And I think I'm going to


Kill myself
Or fuck myself
Or tell myself
About the only thing that matters now
We bury what we fear the most
Approaching original violence!
Is the silence where you hide it?
Cuz I don't recognize you anymore


To each his own
I can do with one less watered down excuse
If this is over you can
Tell me it's no use


You can tell me it's over


Today
We will deceive
Our better selves
Into assimilating pain from something else

Put on your face
And show me why
Behind the scenes we had to simply comply


Now the community
Doesn't feel any better than it used to be
I wanna be a judge in a criminal case
You covered up, did you come to be

Be yourself
Not yourself
Know yourself
Cuz no one seems to know you now


We carry what we can't control
Approaching original violence
In the silence - There is a nihilist
Who does't care - And now they're dead

To each his own
I can do with one less watered down excuse
There comes a time where we can't
Take the same abuse


If this is over you can tell me it's no use


Drug out bits I'll never get to say
What you wanted doesn't matter
Nothing's gonna change

I don't wanna watch another brother fucking die
So discarded, fall over the side

Don't tell me it's the only way
Just another reason why you never take the bait
The trials, the screaming, the burdens of the beast
Fucked your face and turned your back on
Everything you thought could save a dream


We are the angels fear to tread
Approaching original violence
We're the silence
We'll deny it
We can't continue on like this

To each his own
I can do with one less watered down excuse
There comes a time where we can't
Take the same abuse


If this is over you can tell me it's no use
It doesn't matter what you say
It doesn't matter what you do
We can't continue on like this

 

 
 
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