Hard rock juggernauts Slipknot have released their official music video for their new single “Killpop.” The clip, which was directed by the band’s own Shawn “Clown” Crahan is streaming now below. The new video arrives as Slipknot prepares to embark on their massive summer headline tour deemed the “Summer’s Last Stand” tour. The coast-to-coast trek will see the Grammy® Award-winning group joined by a stellar line-up of special guests including Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White. The North American tour is set to kickoff July 24th at West Palm Beach, Florida’s Cruzan Amphitheater and continue through early September where it will eventually wrap-up at Dallas, Texas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion on September 5th (see attached itinerary). For full dates and ticket information please visit www.slipknot1.com.
Furthermore, Slipknot who recently completed the spring North American leg of their phenomenally successful “Prepare For Hell” are currently overseas for a series of headline festival appearances, with highlights including the United Kingdom’s Download Festival, France’s Hellfest, and many more. For complete details, please log on to www.slipknot1.com/events.
.5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot’s fifth studio album for Roadrunner Records and first since 2008’s RIAA platinum certified chart-topper, All Hope Is Gone made a stunning chart debut upon its October arrival last year, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 chart at #1 with sales in excess of 131,000 albums – the highest debut for a hard rock record in 2014. Furthermore, the album made an explosive chart impact around the globe, with #1 debuts in Japan, Australia, Canada, Russia, and Switzerland, alongside top 5 debuts in the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Austria, New Zealand, Mexico, Denmark, and Finland. Furthermore, “Custer,” the group’s latest single from .5: The Gray Chapter is impacting now at rock radio outlets nationwide.
Along with its massive popular success, .5: The Gray Chapter has also proven one of 2014’s most critically acclaimed releases, earning the group their eighth Grammy® nomination in the ‘Best Metal Performance’ category for their triumphant return with “The Negative One.” The album was #1 on both Revolver’s “20 Best Albums of 2014” and Guitar World’s “50 Best Albums of 2014” rankings, while also earning inclusion on Rolling Stone and Loudwire’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2014” rankings. In addition, .5: The Gray Chapter was chosen as Metal Hammer’s “Readers Album of 2014” and included on the “Critic’s Choice: The Metal Hammer Top 50 Albums of 2014” tally. And as if all that weren’t enough, Slipknot’s return to rock action were also named by Rolling Stone as one of the “20 Biggest, Boldest Comebacks of 2014.”
Slipknot emerged at the tail end of the Twentieth Century and quickly established itself as the most enigmatic, provocative, and aggressive collective of the modern era. 1999’s Slipknot stands as a true milestone, named by Metal Hammer as the “Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.” The album fast earned 2x RIAA platinum certification, with each of Slipknot’s following releases – including 4 video albums – all receiving additional platinum certifications in the US and around the globe. All told, the band has 11 platinum and 39 gold record certifications worldwide.