SLIPKNOT: New Masks Unveiled

July 1, 2008

SLIPKNOT has unveiled its new imagery in an exclusive partnership with AOL Music. This highly anticipated debut kick-starts the launch of SLIPKNOT's new album, "All Hope Is Gone". Masks are an integral part of the band's identity and to reflect this point, AOL Music's is currently hosting a retrospective photo gallery of SLIPKNOT masks throughout the band's career, spanning all three previous albums and including the most recent controversial "Purgatory Masks."

SLIPKNOT's new single, "Psychosocial", is also available for streaming in its entirety on

"Psychosocial" made its way to radio stations yesterday (June 30) and has now been made available for digital download. Percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan told The Pulse of Radio everything he could about the track. "One thing I can feel is like that song has got a lot of, like, you know, I would say social anxiety," he said. "It's got a real good tempo and it's really, you know, today. It's really fun and it's different. I think most of the stuff that we have is different."

SLIPKNOT has tapped Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, NAPALM DEATH) to mix "All Hope is Gone". Due on August 26 via Roadrunner Records, the disc was recorded with producer Dave Fortman (EVANESCENCE, MUDVAYNE) at a studio near the band's hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor said in a press release about the new CD, "Every album we have made is a statement about that space in time. I think this era is the most mature, most beautiful and the most powerful. We have made an album that will show the road behind, the road ahead, and where we are as men. I think it's the best thing I've ever made."

The last SLIPKNOT studio album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", arrived in 2004 and sold more than a million copies in the U.S.

SLIPKNOT will co-headline the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour this summer with DISTURBED. The trek, which also features DRAGONFORCE, MASTODON, MACHINE HEAD and others, kicks off on July 9 in Seattle.

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