Slipknot Drops New Song ‘All Out Life’

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Getty Slipknot's new song "All Out Life" dropped on Halloween.

Slipknot recently announced that they will be releasing a new album sometime in summer, 2019, with the promise that the material on the album will be really intense and heavy, according to Metal Hammer.

Check out frontman Corey Taylor’s full quote to Metal Hammer from mid-October:

“The way we’ve been describing it is, ‘What if the guys who made ‘Iowa’ matured? What if the kids who made ‘Iowa’ grew up?’ That’s kind of the way we’re looking at it because some of this shit is so heavy — but there’s melody, there’s really cool melancholic melody going on. Some of this shit is just so hard and dirty fast. It’s fucking really good. It’s also us at our most ambitious, our most experimental, also us doing what we fucking do best which is basically when everybody thinks they’ve got us figured out, we just smack them in the face with everything we’ve got.”

“At a time when most bands are slowing down, I think we’ve written our heaviest song — one of them anyway — on this new album. It’s going to be fucking crazy. People are going to shit their pants when they hear it.”

Taylor is holding true on his promise that Slipknot’s newest music is going to be reminiscent of Iowa’s days, after surprise-dropping a new song on Halloween called “All Out Life” via Zane Lowe’s World Record show on Beats 1 on Apple Music. Check out the music video below:


Slipknot – All Out Life [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]Directed by M. Shawn Crahan Get "All Out Life" : slipknot1.lnk.to/alloutlife Site: slipknot1.com iTunes: itunes.com/slipknot Facebook: facebook.com/slipknot Twitter: twitter.com/slipknot Instagram: instagram.com/slipknot Tumblr: slipknot.tumblr.com Lyrics: What a world/the horizon’s coming like a hell bent killing machine Can’t afford to be the goddamn wreckage- burn it all again at a million degrees Calling all the adamant upper-level…2018-10-31T16:13:14.000Z

Taylor says the new album is “one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot’s history — it’s that good. It’s complicated, it’s dark, it’s heavy, it’s melodic, it’s fierce, it’s angry and it’s real, it’s raw as hell and it’s gonna be talking about a lot of things that people are going to need in their life right now.”

According to Metal Injection, Taylor also spoke about the lyrical inspiration for the new track, stating: “Everybody talks about toxic masculinity and toxic fandom these days. For me, it’s more about this toxic idea that unless something came out 10 minutes ago, it’s not any good, and that bothers me.”

He continued: “It’s, like, I love new music, but at the same time, don’t turn your back on the music that’s been. Don’t turn your back on the people that worked to make a platform for you to have a platform in the first place, so for me, it’s really about … It’s a rallying cry for everyone. It’s about all of us getting together and saying, ‘You know what? Let’s not talk about old. Let’s not talk about new. Let’s talk about what is. Let’s talk about what’s good, what’s real, and get behind that and start embracing things that matter because there’s history there and not just because it’s the next best thing.'”

Slipknot’s own Shawn “Clown” Crahan directed the explosive “All Out Life” video, which shows a crowd of masked people chaotically rushing an abandoned warehouse, moshing, falling to the floor, and rising again while being sprayed with what looks like blood.

The song is the first new song the band has released in over four years. You can read the lyrics to “All Out Life” below:

[Verse 1]
What a world, the horizon
It’s coming like a hell-bent killing machine
Can’t afford to be the goddamn wreckage
Burn it all again at a million degrees
Calling all the adamant upper-level
Undefeated counterfeit cunts with a reason to fear
Throw away all the meaningless shit that’s clinging
The enemy is here, I said stop

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Give it to 3
I’m going to show you how to do it if you know what I mean
One by one against, give me the name
All you shiny pretty never-wills ruined the game
You hold all the keys so the chains shouldn’t hold you
I know you heard me, I fucking told you

[Chorus]
Old does not mean dead
New does not mean best
No hard feelings
I’m tired of being right
About everything I’ve said
Yours does not mean mine
Kill does not mean die
We are not your kind
No excuses
I challenge you to all-out fucking life

[Verse 2]
Drop that shit and put it on a pedestal
Children are afraid of the gods
Raise your hands and show me what’s impossible
That makes us even, never tell me the odds
What a bore, getting stuck in a metaphor
I don’t want to go to sleep
I need a breakdown quick in negotiations
Get it all together and remember to seethe, stop

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Give it to 3
I’m going to show you how to do it if you know what I mean
Drive by violence, more of the same
I can see where you’re going and I’m really ashamed
Do you think when you act or just act like you’re thinking?
I got to know now, you better tell me

[Chorus]
Old does not mean dead
New does not mean best
No hard feelings
I’m tired of being right
About everything I’ve said
Yours does not mean mine
Kill does not mean die
We are not your kind
I challenge you to all-out life

[Interlude]
We are gathered here today to get it right
Repeat after me:
“I will not celebrate mediocrity
I will not worship empty shells
I will not listen to worthless noises
I will not subject myself to selected predictable choices
My time, my attention
My quality should not be bought and sold
For convenience’s sake, ever!”

[Refrain]
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind

[Chorus]
Old does not mean dead (Hey!)
New does not mean best (Hey!)
No hard feelings
I’m tired of being right
About everything I’ve said
Yours does not mean mine (Mine!)
Kill does not mean die (Die!)
Pay attention
It’s gonna be a while ’til I really feel alright

Old does not mean dead (Hey!)
New does not mean best (Hey!)
No hard feelings
I’m tired of being right
About everything I’ve said
Yours does not mean mine (Mine!)
Kill does not mean die (Die!)
We are not your kind
No excuses
I challenge you to all-out fucking life

[Outro]
All-out life
Yeah
I challenge you to all-out fucking life
Yeah
(Live! Live! Live! Life!)

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