The American metal band SLIPKNOT is out touring atm, the "Summer's Last Stand Tour" with SLIPKNOT , LAMB OF GOD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, see the dates below, they also have released a new video "Killpop" that we choose as Today's Tune!
After the release of .5: The Gray Chapter, Corey Taylor stated that 'Killpop' would be the next song from the album to get a music video. No information about the video was released between the point Taylor said the song would be getting a music video (Circa November 2014) and June 7th, 2015 when the band's official Twitter revealed that the music video would be released on June 8th. The music video switches between footage of the band members and two painted women wandering an abandoned building. Besides being shown playing together, each band member is also shown in their own scene either playing their instrument in an empty room or wandering the abandoned building. The two women are shown mirroring each other's movements and appear in the scenes of some of the band members. Like other SLIPKNOT videos, 'Killpop' was directed by M. Shawn Crahan.
The song leaked two weeks prior to being officially released by the band on October 16, 2014. When officially released by the band, it featured original cover art like the other promotional singles released before it. When WGRD 97.9 asked frontman Corey Taylor about "Killpop", Taylor said:
"You know, what’s funny is over the last few weeks, I’ve really gotten everyone’s interpretation of what that song means to them, and it’s nowhere near what I wrote about. So it’s kind of interesting to hear people’s interpretations of what I’m singing about. And I’ll be honest with you: the song is my reflection on my relationship with music. That’s who the ‘she’ is. And not just music, but the music industry in general. So there’s a love-hate relationship there that really kind of comes into view. There's the old adage, 'Be careful what you wish for,' and, 'Be careful doing what you love, because sometimes it will turn on you.' And, you know, anytime you mix something that you love and business, you're gonna find the rusty cracks in there that piss you off. So that song, really, is about how much I still love making music, but also how much I just hate the business side, the numbers side, the people in the suits who try to run stuff, and having to deal with them and having to learn how to talk to them. And, you know, it's frustrating sometimes, but it is what it is. And luckily, we got a great song out of it, and we were able to really paint something really cool with it and just be able to put it out there for people to dig."
As Loudwire stated "Today, we were exposed to "Killpop", which is arguably the poppiest SLIPKNOT cut from ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ so far. Vocalist Corey Taylor is very front-and-center throughout the track, as Slipknot’s new mystery drummer takes a step back from his death metal-inspired parts showcased throughout the new album so far." Metal Injection said "Today, the band released their latest single, "Killpop" and this one builds and builds and builds until it gets really heavy. It's definitely one of the standout tracks on the album"
Todays tune "Killpop" is a single taken for their fifth major label studio album .5: The Gray Chapter. The song was first released as a promo/digital single on October 16, 2014. It was the fifth promo and seventh overall single released from the album. The song received a retail single release in April of 2015.
Jun 16 Rock in Roma Rome, Italy
Jun 18 COPENHELL Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 19 Hellfest Clisson, France
Jun 20 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
Jul 24 Cruzan Amphitheatre w/ Lamb of God, West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 25 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre w/ Lamb of God, Tampa, FL
Jul 26 Aaron's Amphitheatre w/ Lamb of God, Atlanta, GA
Jul 28 DTE Energy Music Theatre w/ Lamb of God, Detroit, MI
Jul 29 Darien Lake PAC w/ Lamb of God, Darien Center, NY
Jul 31 Space w/ Lamb of God, Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 01 Nikon at Jones Beach w/ Lamb of God, Wantagh, NY
Aug 02 Xfinity Theatre w/ Lamb of God, Hartford, CT
Aug 04 Xfinity Center w/ Lamb of God, Mansfield, MA
Aug 05 PNC Bank Arts Center w/ Lamb of God, Holmdel, NJ
Aug 06 First Niagara Pavilion w/ Lamb of God, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 08 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre w/ Lamb of God, Toronto, Canada
Aug 09 Heavy Montreal Quebec, Canada
Aug 11 Jiffy Lube Live w/ Lamb of God, Washington, DC
Aug 12 Farm Bureau Live w/ Lamb of God, Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 14 Klipsch Music Center w/ Lamb of God, Indianapolis, IN
Aug 15 First Midwest Bank Amp w/ Lamb of God, Chicago, IL
Aug 16 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre w/ Lamb of God, Saint Louis, MO
Aug 19 Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Lamb of God, Denver, CO
Aug 21 USANA Amphitheatre w/ Lamb of God, Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 23 White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA
Aug 24 Rogers Arena w/ Lamb of God, Vancouver, Canada
Aug 26 Concord Pavilion w/ Lamb of God, Concord, CA
Aug 28 MGM Resort Festival Lot w/ Lamb of God, Las Vegas, NV
Aug 29 Ak-Chin Pavilion w/ Lamb of God, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 30 Isleta Amphitheater w/ Lamb of God, Albuquerque, NM
Sep 02 Austin360 Amphitheater w/ Lamb of God, Austin, TX
Sep 04 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion w/ Lamb of God, Houston, TX
Sep 05 Gexa Energy Pavilion w/ Lamb of God, Dallas, TX
Sep 25 Rock in Rio Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Sep 27 Anhembi Arena Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sep 30 Movistar Arena Santiago, Chile
Oct 03 Ciudad Del Rock Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oct 24 Aftershock Festival Sacramento, CA
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Listen to ”Slipknot - Killpop" on Spotify here!