SLIPKNOT to release their fifth studio album, ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ in October

SLIPKNOT KnotfestSLIPKNOT release their long-awaited fifth studio album, ‘.5: The Gray Chapter‘ on 20th October.  ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ is now available for pre-order on the iTunes Store, with all pre-orders receiving instant downloads of the album’s lead single, ‘The Devil In I’, and the already released ‘The Negative One.’  ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ is also available in a range of formats, including standard and special edition CDs (2 bonus tracks and expanded packaging) as well as a limited edition, coloured vinyl double LP set.

SLIPKNOT unleashed ‘The Negative One’ earlier this month, marking the groundbreaking Iowa band’s first new music in more than six years.  The song immediately hit #1 on Billboard’s Trending 140 chart, with the band and track becoming global trending topics on Twitter.  Meanwhile its nightmarish companion video, directed by the band’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown), has quickly drawn more than 2 million views at SLIPKNOT’s official YouTube channel:


SLIPKNOT have also announced the ‘Prepare For Hell Tour’ – a major North American headline run, with very special guests KORN and openers KING 810 – kicking off on 29th October in El Paso, TX and traversing North America through December 7th.

“We’ve been waiting a long time for this,” stated SLIPKNOT’s frontman, Corey Taylor. “Not only do we get to tour with friends who we respect, we’ve also chosen a band that represents the fury of the future.  SLIPKNOT is coming to your town.  And hell’s coming with us.”

The nationwide run will see SLIPKNOT coming hot off the heels of their US live return at their own KNOTFEST, with two unique sets at their very own three-day festival set for October 24th through 26th at San Bernardino, California’s San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds.  Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink and curated by SLIPKNOT themselves, KNOTFEST will see SLIPKNOT headline the Main Stage on both Saturday and Sunday, offering fans a taste of the upcoming album with a unique show each night.  KNOTFEST will feature over 60 bands – including Korn, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Carcass, KING 810, Atreyu, and many others – performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday Night VIP Pre-Party Bash (featuring SLIPKNOT’s DJ Sid), band performances, and other activities for those with VIP or Camping Packages. A truly immersive experience, KNOTFEST attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 attractions including a Slipknot Museum, a zip wire across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, fairground rides and much more.

For details, including complete ticketing information, please see  Additional news and updates can be also be found at both and  All fans who purchase their tickets through October 5 will receive a digital download of ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ upon it’s official release.

SLIPKNOT 5 The Gray ChapterAlbum tracklisting;
1.   XIX
2.   Sarcastrophe
3.   AOV
4.   The Devil In I
5.   Killpop
6.   Skeptic
7.   Lech
8.   Goodbye
9.   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)

25           San Bernardino, CA                         Knotfest
26           San Bernardino, CA                         Knotfest
29           El Paso, TX                                     El Paso County Coliseum
31           Dallas, TX                                       Gexa Energy Pavilion
1              Corpus Christi, TX                             American Bank Center
2              San Antonio, TX                                AT&T Center
4              Little Rock, AR                                 Verizon Arena
5              Oklahoma City, OK                          Chesapeake Energy Arena
6              Omaha, NE                                       CenturyLink Center
8              Madison, WI                                      Alliant Energy Center
9              Sioux Falls, SD                                 Denny Sanford Premiere Center
11           Denver, CO                                         Denver Coliseum
19           Baltimore, MD                                   Baltimore Arena
21           Nashville, TN                                      Bridgestone Arena
22           Lexington, KY                                     Rupp Arena
23           Ft. Wayne, IN                                    Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
25           Moline, IL                                            iWireless Center
26           Kansas City, MO                               Sprint Center
28           Rosemont, IL                                     Allstate Arena
29           Detroit, MI                                          Palace of Auburn Hills
30           Toronto, ON                                       Air Canada Centre
2              Reading, PA                                    Santander Arena
3              Camden, NJ                                    Susquehanna Bank Center
5              Uncasville, CT                                Mohegan Sun
6              East Rutherford, NJ                        Izod Center
7              Boston, MA                                    Paul E. Tsongas Arena
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