Slipknot’s New Song ‘XIX’ Is Not For The Living

Written by Tom Williams on 14th October, 2014

Slipknot’s New Song ‘XIX’ Is Not For The Living

Soundwave-bound heavy metal outfit Slipknot have shared yet another song from their forthcoming album .5: The Gray Chapter, which is due out in only a few days.

Slipknot have taken to Facebook to unveil XIX, which can be streamed over at the official Slipknot website. Frontman Corey Taylor quietly begins XIX by saying, “This song… is not for the living. This song is for the dead.”

A cold and slow-moving melody sits above quiet electronic bleeps and glitchy samples, before Taylor cries, “With my face / Against the floor / I can see you knocked me out / Of the way / I don’t want / To get back up / But I have to, so it might as well be today.”

A plethora of tracks from .5: The Gray Chapter have leaked online over the past few weeks, despite Slipknot continuing to slowly offer up new material. So far, the group have revealed three songs from the album: Custer, The Devil In I and The Negative One. That said, official streams of other songs have momentarily appeared online.

As Ultimate Guitar reports, new tracks Skeptic, Killpop, AOV and Sarcastrophe were shared via the Roadrunner Records Soundcloud page, but were later removed.

.5: The Gray Chapter is set for release in Australia this Friday, 17th October.

.5: The Gray Chapter Tracklist

01. XIX
02. Sarcastrophe
03. Aov
04. The Devil In I
05. Killpop
06. Skeptic
07. Lech
08. Goodbye
09. Nomadic
10. The One That Kills The Least
11. Custer
12. Be Prepared For Hell
13. The Negative One
14. If Rain Is What You Want
15. Override (Bonus Track)
16. The Burden (Bonus Track)


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