Track: Slipknot – The Chapeltown Rag


Alexander Gay

Slipknot have returned after two years away with new single – ‘The Chapeltown Rag’. Recorded during recent sessions for a yet-to-be-announced new album 

Singer Corey Taylor commented: 

“It’s a punisher man. It’s classic Slipknot. And it’s frenetic. But lyrically, it’s coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself. And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we’re all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.”

M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown from Slipknot, added:

“‘The Chapeltown Rag’ facilitates a sort of mindset that you’re going to like: it’s along the barnburner side of things.”

After quiet ominous start the familiar Slipknot chaos soon descends as the rampaging riffing and insane drums kick in with Taylors vocal as venomous as ever. It has been a long two years without them and it’s not till you hear this that you realise how long and appreciate the music that they make.

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