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Are Slipknot about to release new music?

A still from a Slipknot promotional video
(Image credit: Roadrunner)

In June, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor told an Illinois crowd that fans should brace themselves for some music. 

"I'm gonna start some shit by telling you that probably within the next month, you will probably hear some new fuckin' Slipknot shit," the vocalist said.

It appears that could be sooner than you think. 

This evening (July 19), the band posted a mysterious video on their social media bearing a simple message: The Beginning of The End.

The minute-long video features clips from the Iowa metallers' career, accompanied by soundbites from interviews. Clown can be heard saying: "Death isn't gonna stop Slipknot, original members not being around isn't gonna stop Slipknot."

At the end of the clip, there's about 10 seconds of new music, where Taylor can be heard repeatedly shouting 'die' over a distorted riff and drums. This will be the band's first release since The Chapeltown Rag dropped in November last year.

Fans who visit their official website will be greeted with a black screen with white lettering, which reads:  4PM | 7PM | MIDNIGHT | 1AM 

Watch the clip below and see if you can piece together any subtle clues:

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While we're all trying to work out which timezone we're in and hitting refresh, it's worth reminding you that the band's tour continues tomorrow (July 20) in Romania. 

Slipknot Tour Dates 2022

Jul 20: Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
Jul 21: Plovdiv Hills of Rock, Bulgaria
Jul 23: Athens Release Festival, Greece
Jul 25: Villafranca di Verona Castello Scaligero, Italy
Jul 27: Graz Messe Open Air, Austria
Jul 28: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
Jul 30: Oberhausen Knotfest, Germany
Aug 01: Geneva Arena, Switzerland
Aug 03: Bratislava Nepela Arena, Slovakia
Aug 05: Wacken Open Air, Germany
Aug 07: Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
Aug 11: Tallinn Saku Suurhall, Estonia
Aug 13: Turku Knotfest, Finland
Aug 15: Malmö Arena, Sweden
Aug 16: Charleville-mézières Cabaret Vert, France
Aug 19: Hasselt Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium

Sep 20: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
Sep 21: Springfield Great Southern Bank Arena, MO
Sep 23: Louisville Louder Than Life Festival, KY
Sep 24: Alpharetta Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, GA
Sep 27: Austin Germania Insurance Amphitheater, TX
Sep 28: Dallas Dos Equis Pavilion, TX
Oct 01: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater, NM
Oct 02: Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion, AZ
Oct 04: Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheatre, UT
Oct 07: Irvine FivePoint Amphitheater, CA 

Born in 1976 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Simon Young has been a music journalist for over twenty years. His fanzine, Hit A Guy With Glasses, enjoyed a one-issue run before he secured a job at Kerrang! in 1999. His writing has also appeared in Classic RockMetal HammerProg, and Planet Rock. His first book, So Much For The 30 Year Plan: Therapy? — The Authorised Biography is available via Jawbone Press.